Monthly Archives: February 2011

Putting Children First – Beki’s reflections

Another heart-felt post on what it means to “put children first” I know many parents will relate to the task of doing so “with an air of self-confidence that has been eroded.”  This is brave writing, and hats off to Beki for … Continue reading

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What is OnlyDads?

Background In 2007 Bob Greig found himself a single father with sole charge of two young girls. Following a divorce he found himself living in temporary accommodation suffering with an acute anxiety disorder.  His two daughters were struggling emotionally. He … Continue reading

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Children First – from a mum

This is posted up with pride. Pride because the Mum who wrote this has chosen to trust OnlyDads to host it, and pride in the Mum herself; this post touches the heart for mums and dads who love their children … Continue reading

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When Dads have to say Goodbye

An anonymous – yet true post “I dread saying good bye to my sons” says a divorced dad I’ll call Michael.  “It hasn’t got any easier since my wife and I split up eight years ago.  Because of this I … Continue reading

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Putting children first…?

OnlyDads sent out a question on Twitter asking people to tell us what “putting children first” meant for them and their families. This post written by Ruth gets to the point very quickly – the airplane oxygen mask analogy will mean … Continue reading

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Dads, Puberty, and Daughters

At http://www.onlydads.org we are contacted by many single fathers looking for resources to help them and their daughters best deal with puberty. As some of you will know this is an area where mums and dads flounder. You can read … Continue reading

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Family Court – a Survival Guide

The aims of this short article are varied.  In essence I hope it will: • Offer some guidance on how to keep your head up during what will be (or is) undoubtedly a difficult situation for you. • Provide a note of … Continue reading

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Paternity Leave

At OnlyDads we are often asked for clarity on the changes being made to Paternity Leave. The following offers a very clear explanation. On 6 April 2011, changes to the Paternity Leave rules come into force.  Solicitors Simon Cuthbert and Jasmine … Continue reading

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Single Dad on Holiday

Think of a single British bloke holidaying in Europe and you could be forgiven for conjuring images of a boozy weekend in Prague, or a messy 5am stagger back to the Magaluf hotel room. A quick web search for holiday … Continue reading

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Sex Education – A Dad’s Perspective

I know P, my eldest daughter (13) thinks grown women are totally obsessed by menstruation. I know this because she told me. “Dad”, she said, “why does every woman I meet start talking about periods”? Both Grandmothers, three Aunties , … Continue reading

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