How Donte Palmer Became The Accidental Figurehead For Modern Dads

The shifting nature of fatherhood can be told through the social history of nappy changing. In 1982, 43% of British dads had never changed a nappy. By 2000, according to research from Warwick University, that number had slumped to just 3%.

The New Version Of Fatherhood Demands Courage. Here’s Why

It takes balls to be a dad. Literally, of course, in the anatomical sense, but increasingly it demands a certain inner resolve, too. Rob Sturrock, author of Man Raises Boy, argues that we need to cultivate a new approach to manhood that involves challenging the age-old stereotypes

How To Survive Social Distancing With Children

The Australian asked The Father Hood for some tips on how to cope with the balancing act of working with home when you have a house full of kids.

Modern Dads Are Expanding What It Means To Be A Man & The Benefits Are Insane

“I do a lot of counselling work with men,” explains Aladdin Jones, a psychotherapist and community facilitator. “I recently spoke with a guy whose dad was a farmer who used to work flat-out seven days a week. ‘Oh yeah, I remember my dad played with me once,’ he said to me. ‘It was with a tractor at Christmas.’ It wasn’t that his dad didn’t mean well, but he just wasn't available.

Healthier, Happier, Stronger: Why You Need to Catch Up with Your Mates

Hanging out your mates is proven to make you happier, healthier and more resilient. Movember’s Owen Sharp explains why

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making With Your Daughter

I’m a man. I grew up in a family of three boys. I went to a boys’ school until years 11 & 12. The vast majority of my best friends are men. I work with the men’s health charity, Movember. And I’ve created The Father Hood with two other dads. So, I spend a lot of time hanging out with men and thinking about ‘man stuff’.

Paid Parental Leave Equality: More Fulfilling Position Descriptions For All

Last week I attended a Parental Leave Equality Roundtable discussion on behalf The Father Hood, led by the fantastic Emma Walsh from Parents At Work. We heard about the huge disparity in availability and take-up of paid parental leave between women and men and how workplaces such as Medibank and Spotify are successfully getting on the front foot to address this.

Nick Cave: Why Your Kids Need Rock’n’Roll

When I became a father, the stakes immediately rose – higher highs, lower lows, and a load-up of pressure I simply didn’t see coming. Raising three humans is the biggest job I’ll ever have. 
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