Big Society offers big opportunities for dads, says Fatherhood Institute

15 November 2010

Rob Williams talkingThe ‘Big Society’ offers Britain the chance to think about the role of dads outside as well as inside the home, Fatherhood Institute chief executive Rob Williams told the conference.

“We need to start thinking about what fathers do outside, and how they can work together – to create play opportunities for their children, take them on holidays, and provide support for each other.

“One of the differences between women and men when they become parents is that women tend to bond and make friends with other new mums, whereas fathers’ social networks tend to contract. The Big Society gives us a chance to ask them to create new networks.”

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