23 April 2014 | 2 comments
The Fatherhood Institute welcomes Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s comments about wanting to “sweep away those Edwardian rules which still hold back those families working hard to juggle their responsibilities at home and work”, expected to be included in a speech at the launch of the CityFathers Network today (23 April). But while Mr Clegg’s comments may hold symbolic value, they lack the substance to translate into real change for most hard-pressed families. Here we offer a brief outline of why that is, and suggest some key things the Government could do to help bring about the cultural shift to which Mr Clegg rightly aspires. Read the full story »
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22 April 2014 | One comment
Adrienne Burgess writes: Infancy is the best time to set parents’ relationships with their children – and each other – off on the right track. 
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17 April 2014 | Leave a comment
Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) is an exciting opportunity for young carers to feel empowered and supported to have a say about their lives and facilitate change at a Local and National level.  
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8 April 2014 | Leave a comment
This is a series of smart, punchy one-pagers, nicely designed, free, downloadable, evidence-based. They are intended for an international audience of health, education and social care professionals, policy makers, programme managers and designers, researchers and evaluators, mothers and fathers. 
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7 April 2014 | Leave a comment
SOME ORGANISATIONS OFFERING RESEARCH, TRAINING AND RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS UK THE FATHERHOOD INSTITUTE Sign up to our free e-newsletter. 
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7 April 2014 | Leave a comment
What do we mean by ‘paternity leave’? Paternity leave is a father-specific right to take time off work soon after the birth of a child. 
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Better educated fathers, like better educated mothers, have a more positive impact on their children’s early learning. Fathers can be motivated to engage in further learning when they understand the benefits to their children. 
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High quality (sensitive/supportive) and substantial father involvement from the month following birth is connected with a range of positive outcomes in babies and toddlers, including higher IQs at 12 months and 3 years. 
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Five-year-olds with two supportive parents score more highly on language development. Shared decision-making by mother and father is directly linked to very young children’s better academic and social skills   Research shows that babies as young as three months are fully equipped to pay attention to two people at the same time: • Babies can rapidly shift their gaze from one person to the other as the interaction develops, sharing attention and feelings with both adults.