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TFH Workplace Support: Our Approach To Partnerships

The Father Hood was formed to offer support, advice and inspiration to modern dads. But after 18 months of interviewing countless dads, educators and academics, we realised the single biggest issue that stops modern dads from being more hands-on is the workplace. The implications of this are wide-r

TFH Workplace Support: The Father Hood Keynote Forum

Dads today have the chance to define themselves so much more broadly than their father’s generation. But only if they are willing to lean into the gig, rather than resisting all the change. Make no mistake, this comes with multiple challenges - we’ll suggest how to overcome them and why it’s worth it for everyone.

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TFH Workplace Support: Facilitated Discussions and Surveys

The Father Hood was formed to offer support, advice and inspiration to modern dads. But after 18 months of interviewing countless dads, educators and academics, we realised the single biggest issue that stops modern dads from being more hands-on is invariably the workplace. The implications of this
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How The Father Hood Can Help Your Workplace

The Father Hood exists to represent, inform and educate dads everywhere. In the process it aims to help employers better understand the rapidly changing needs and expectations of dads in their organisation in order to: Attract the best dad talent.  Parents have changing expectations of their employ
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TFH Workplace Support: The Fastest Road To 50/50

Until it’s unremarkable for men to be equally involved in domestic life, it will remain remarkable for women to play an equal in the workforce. This forum gets to the heart of what stands in our way to achieving a level playing field in the workplace – and it starts right here, at home.  TOPIC
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TFH Workplace Support: Fatherhood 2.0

Ten shots of inspiration from the frontline. Over the last two years we’ve interviewed hundreds of dads. They’ve include parenting experts and academics, psychologists and childcare specialists, international celebrities and ordinary dads. This forum distils 10 of the very best pieces of wisdom tha
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Reworking The Workplace

The Father Hood offers a three-part process that gives you insight about the status of dads in your organisation, and then engages them ongoing. First we listen and learn. We ask the right questions, and then feed back the status of dads to your executive team. Second, we inform and inspire your tea
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"Thrive in the Chaos": SAS Survival Tactics For Dads

With his shaven head and arms the size of ham hocks, Kevin Toonen looks like a very tough customer. This isn’t a case of appearances proving deceptive either. During his 18 years in the military, Toonen not only served in the Australian Special Forces, he eventually wound up as their high-performanc
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Study: Dads Who Take Parental Leave May Delay Having More Kids

Dads who take parental leave are more likely to postpone having additional children, a study in Spain has found. In March 2017, Spain introduced two weeks of fully paid parental leave for dads. But a study published in the Journal of Public Economics suggested that, two years on, parents who took a
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TFH Workplace Support: Bespoke Content To Drive Cultural Change

Culture doesn’t change overnight. We regularly encounter companies that have overhauled their parental leave / flexibility policies in a laudable way, only to find that men don’t take advantage of the changes.  Perhaps that’s not surprising either given how long the “breadwinner myth” has informed o
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Paid Parental Leave Equality: More Fulfilling Position Descriptions For All

Published on Monday 4 March 2019 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 wo
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This Is The Cure For Dad Guilt – Interview With Dr Vijay Roach

The concept of “dad guilt” might be relatively new, but the stats reveal it’s kicking in hard. Research shows that fathers increasingly worry about balancing their family duties with the grind of their working lives. The Pew Research Centre in the US found that almost half (48 per cent) of working
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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
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Do It Like Obama: 5 Ways To Stop Your Job From Killing Your Dad Life

When Barack Obama became President of the United States, he made a decision. Every night, he would return to the White House to sit down at 6.30pm for dinner with his wife and daughters. Obama declared those family dinners to be “sacrosanct”, refusing to miss them more than twice a week. “My
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