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General parenting education issues, plus content on engaging fathers in programmes delivering education and support to parents to help them in their role.

Practice » Parenting education
1 November 2012
Who Let The Dads Out? We know that parent and toddler work can transform relationships and strengthen families. Yet we also know that whilst many groups set out to be “parent and toddler” rather than “mother and toddler”, the reality is that they attract mostly mothers, grandmothers and child-minders:  Fathers are almost universally missing from the parent and toddler world. 
Practice » Parenting education
23 October 2012
ANTENATAL SUPPORT FOR DADS Questions we have been asked include: ‘Student dad-to-be, wants to know where he can learn about putting on nappies’ ‘My pregnant girlfriend and I have broken up. 
Practice » Parenting education
12 October 2012
PARENTING COURSES Questions we have been asked include: ‘Court has ordered a dad to take parenting classes: who should he contact?’ ‘Where can father take children during contact visits?’ ‘Where would I find a dads’ group near me?’ ‘Since the baby’s arrived we’ve been arguing more – what can I do to nip this in the bud?’ Parenting is hard work and can be complex, especially if families split. 
FI research » Parenting education
31 July 2012
In Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policies – A Critical Review of Best Practice, Fiona McAllister and Adrienne Burgess from the Fatherhood Institute review policies and programmes that promote or facilitate the involvement of fathers and father-figures from the pre-natal period through the first eight years of their children’s lives. 
Practice » Parenting education
29 June 2012
The Fatherhood Institute has produced a 2-page summary for everyone involved in the Government’s CAN Parent parenting vouchers trial – explaining why it’s important that dads take part in parenting courses, and how to get them signed up. 
Practice » Parenting education
Blog » Parenting education
25 May 2012
Mark Osborn writes: I have just read Peter Grigg’s blog for the Family Strategic Partnership questioning whether dads will go to parenting classes and am reminded of all the work I’ve done with boys and young men around sexual health.