1 February 2016 | Leave a comment
Men In The Early Years is a project we are developing to help increase the diversity and gender balance of the early years workforce. Our aim is to raise awareness in the early years sector, and more widely, of why we need more men working with children and families/carers; to provide managers and frontline staff in the early years sector, including in training organisations, with resources to assist them in recruiting men; to promote early years careers to men; and to signpost men in the early years sector, and those considering such work, to further support. #MITEY has emerged in response to the continuing lack of a coordinated, national drive to tackle the dearth of men in the early years workforce. There is no 'magic bullet' to solve this problem, but we hope to create a space for those motivated to create change, to share ideas and new approaches. Read the full story »
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16 November 2014 | 3 comments
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
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29 October 2015 | Leave a comment
Are you (or is somebody you know) a first-time father? Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, are interested in exploring first-time fathers’ experiences of labour and childbirth. 
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27 July 2015 | Leave a comment
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999. 
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18 June 2015 | 7 comments
Dads who need help agreeing post-separation arrangements, including child contact, can now access a free initial consultation with qualified solicitors, barristers and mediators. 
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2 February 2015 | Leave a comment
I get up 5.15am to go and practice my skating at the local rink. Skating takes my mind off of everyday life. 
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24 January 2015 | One comment
The problem 23% of 3-year-olds are overweight or obese (Hawkins et al, 2009), rising to one third of 11-13 year olds, one in six of whom have high blood pressure, and one in ten, high cholesterol (Brophy et al, 2012) The Father Factor – the early years 95% of parents are in a couple relationship or describe themselves as ‘good friends’ at the time of the birth (Kiernan & Smith, 2003) Fathers have substantial impact on pregnant women’s nutrition (Clift-Matthews, 2009) Fathers gain weight during pregnancy, mainly due to lifestyle factors (Onepoll, 2009) Fathers have substantial impact on whether babies are breastfed, and breastfed babies are less likely to be obese later (Armstrong et al, 2002) Toddlers’ activity levels are linked with their father’s (but not their mother’s) BMI (Sallis et al, 1988). 
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22 January 2015 | Leave a comment
We are offering FREE places at a seminar, ‘A FATHER-INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS AND CO-PARENTING’, to be held on 13 March at The Priory Rooms in Birmingham. 
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21 January 2015 | 2 comments
Jeremy Davies writes: This morning we were contacted by a radio journalist who wanted us to comment on a study suggesting that, and I quote, “it might be best for dads not to be present at the birth of their children”. 
External (non-FI) research »
16 December 2014 | Leave a comment
  Men in low and middle income countries are generally positive about gender equality – but their participation in household and caregiving tasks remains low, and levels of intimate partner violence are still high, according to a study published in the Men and Masculinities journal.