Category Archives: Putting children first

Men and Children and Trust

When I read this post by Liz Dawes I was a little bit lost for words! I say “lost for words” but in truth it was a momentary loss. I actually applaud Liz for raising this issue. In many ways … Continue reading

Posted in Bob blogs, Family life, Putting children first | 15 Comments

Parental Alienation

OnlyDads hears the expression “parental alienation” every single day. Here we have a description from Charlotte Friedman which is nothing less than frightening! ****************************************************************************  A few years ago, whilst I was still a Barrister, I represented a mother in a residence … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Family Law Fortnight, Guest posts, Putting children first | 4 Comments

Shit Parenting

Give or take a month or two, I have been single parenting now for 7 years. That’s seven years of holding stuff together. Juggling and dropping and picking up the pieces day after day; but overall just about doing OK. … Continue reading

Posted in Bob blogs, Putting children first | 28 Comments

Weekend Dad

It was on Boxing Day 2009 that I popped into the OnlyDads Office to pick up the inevitable “Christmas crisis” calls. When I got there the ‘phone was ringing; on the other end was a Dad who (crying) told me … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Family Law Fortnight, Family life, Guest posts, Putting children first, Talking to kids | 12 Comments

When did being a bad husband get translated into you’re a bad dad?

It is hard for OnlyDads to introduce this article. In many ways it speaks for itself. It is brave and caring and honest. It does demonstrate that family break-up is seldom easy. We are always honoured to post articles from … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Family Law Fortnight, Family life, Guest posts, Putting children first | 4 Comments

CAFCASS and Judges – Do they favour Mums over Dads?

You cannot run a Dads organisation without being asked this question. On a daily basis!  When we spoke we Gillian about writing this article I could almost hear her thinking “you really have given me the hardest subject to write … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Family Law Fortnight, Guest posts, Putting children first | 16 Comments

Family Law: A Young Person’s Viewpoint

When this hand written letter arrived at the OnlyDads office we knew that it would resonate with many (I’ll say Dads, because it mostly is Dads) and their children. To readers of this post we have a request to make. … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Family Law Fortnight, Putting children first, Talking to kids | 18 Comments

The Children Act Paradox

When Kathryn McTaggart was asked to prepare an article for our #familylaw fortnight on the subject matter “Do Family Courts always make decisions in the best interests of Children” the response came back (in less than 5 minutes) “leave it with me”. Some … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law, Family Law Fortnight, Guest posts, Putting children first, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Family life, Guest posts, Putting children first, Talking to kids | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Family life, Guest posts, Putting children first, Talking to kids | 2 Comments