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Why Is The Sky Blue? And Other Questions Kids Ask

Research has shown that the kids who ask the most questions are four-year-old girls, a finding that will surprise absolutely no-one who has a four-year-old girl. A study in Britain last year claimed that these inquisitive little tykes can crank out 73 questions a day. That’s roughly one every ten mi

What I Learned at Sleep School

Frazzled? Desperate? Exhausted? This parenting boot-camp will tame your tots and help you raise your dad game.

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How to Stay Sane If You’re Struggling to Have a Baby

Trying to get in the family way can put you through the emotional wringer. In an exclusive extract, Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, suggests how to cope. “I know virtually nothing about pregnancy except that I never want to experience it, which probably ma
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The Truth About Life as a Single Dad

Ben Dillon-Smith and his wife split up when his son, Jethro, was five years old. They sold their family home in Sydney and agreed on equal joint-custody of their son. And so began Ben’s new parenting life (he writes about his experiences on his blog: thesingledadjourney.com). Solo parenting hasn’t a
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Ask An Expert: ‘Is My Child A Genius Or Am I Just Massively Dumb?’

Dear The Father Hood, It’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while now. ‘Is my child an intellectual virtuoso, or am I just a fucking idiot?’ For a long time now I have been convinced that my eight year old is the next Stephen Hawking. After all, she can count to one hundred and she’s already
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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 and 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 think
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To Be Honest: Why Nathan Buckley Becoming More Of A Father Figure Has Made Him A Better Coach

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Suede's Brett Anderson: Fatherhood As An Act of Optimism

Back in 1992, Brett Anderson appeared on the cover of Melody Maker with Suede under the headline “The Best New Band In Britain”. They were yet to release a single. Suede went on the galvanise the English music scene, helping to birth Britpop with their glam-infused indie rock, creating a world of se
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Sleep-deprived Dad Fills Up Pram At Servo *

Melbourne man Jonno Richards has put 40 litres of BP Ultimate 98 in his City Jogger Mini, it has been revealed. Suddenly remembering that he hadn’t filled up for ages, Mr Richards pulled into the servo while on a morning walk with his eight month-old child. Mr Richards hasn’t slept for 8 months. Wat
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Ask An Expert: ‘Is My Child A Genius Or Am I Just Massively Dumb?’

Dear The Father Hood, It’s a question that’s been on my mind for a while now. ‘Is my child an intellectual virtuoso, or am I just a fucking idiot?’ For a long time now I have been convinced that my eight year old is the next Stephen Hawking. After all, she can count to one hundred and she’s already
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Life Hack! Drop Your Child Off At Day Care The Night Before To Save Valuable Time In The Mornings! *

The alarm’s blaring, there are no clean towels in the bathroom, and your two-year-old hasn’t even thought to make himself breakfast yet. Mornings with kids can be an absolute clusterfuck. In fact, research shows it’s the most stressful time of day for new parents. But here’s a tip so simple that you
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The Lexus NX is the Family Car That Won’t Make You Sad You’re a Grown Up

If you’d told your single, pre-Dad self that he’d soon be lusting after a medium-sized family SUV rather than a two-door sports car or a big, shouty V8 sedan, he’d have probably thrown a beer over you, or at very least mocked you mercilessly. Mid-sized SUVs are not bought by young people with
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Wake Up Your Face: 5 Instant Hacks to Look Less Tired

During the early stages of fatherhood the only way to rise and shine is by eating yeast and shoe-polish. Crushing fatigue is simply part of the deal. But you don’t have to look like an extra from The Walking Dead. Use these expert grooming tricks to disguise the visible effects. SHARPEN YOUR EDGE Wh
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School of Rock: 6 Dwayne Johnson Quotes To Dad By

It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was perceived by the world as a meathead wrestler. Today, he’s the world’s most bankable movie star, an action-hero with 20-inch biceps and a heart of gold. But he’s also the new dad-hero. This, after all, is the family-man w
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The No.1 Tactic For Long-distance Dads

At first travelling for work can feel like a glamorous perk. You mop up the frequent flyer points, nab a good night’s sleep in a hotel and (whisper it) also wangle a temporary break from the parenting treadmill.  But when you’ve got a young family and you’re away from home a lot, the novelty quickly
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