Resources

At Fathers Network Scotland we believe it’s vital to share the resources, information and support available for dads and the organisations working with them – whether that’s ante-natal services, recommended books, how-to guides or media information.

If you’d like to suggest an addition to this section, please get in touch. And don’t forget to check out our directory of father-friendly groups and organisations and growing research section.

Case study: ILF Scotland - Living the Dream

Harvey Tilley and familyWinner of the 2017 David Drysdale Memorial Award for best employer for all stages of fatherhood.

In an ideal world, what family-friendly policies would you bring to your workplace? HARVEY TILLEY had the chance to help build a public-sector organisation from the ground up: here the dad-of-three describes the kinder, leaner work culture that has changed his life for good. 

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Shared Parental Leave & Pay

An ACAS Guide

Shared Parental Leave enables eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption.

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Scottish Top Employers for Working Families

Family Friendly Working Scotland

Check out which companies and organisations came top in 2015’s inaugural award scheme for employers who encourage and support family friendly working

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Dads2b Resource Pack

Michelle Davidson & Kerry Cooper, Children in Scotland / NHS Lothian / NCT Scotland / Fathers Network Scotland

A resource for professionals providing antenatal education and support to fathers... 

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The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year

Armin Brott

The essential, month-by-month handbook on all aspects of fatherhood during the first year.

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The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood

Michael Crider

A man's man swaps beer bottles for baby bottles - and lives to tell the tale!

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The Complete Secrets of Happy Children: A Guide for Parents

Steve Biddulph

Parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens.

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Raising Boys

Steve Biddulph

Compulsory reading for all teachers and parents!

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Manhood

Steve Biddulph

A clear and practical road map for men wanting to enrich their lives, and for parents wanting the best future for their sons.

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

Adele Faber; Elaine Mazlish

This down-to-earth book is written to make relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. The authors use innovative ways to solve problems. In this book you will learn to cope with your child's family conflicts peacefully.

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