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The home of father-friendly news, thoughts and creative insights from FNS and our guest bloggers. Let us know what you think – and if you’ve got an idea for a blog post you’d like to write for us, get in touch with FNS!

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The Lost Son

Birth parents never forget the children they have lost to adoption. ROB BROWN tells the moving story of his search for the son he thought he’d never meet.

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Playing for Keeps

Playing with our kids is not only fun, but crucial for strong families. NICK THORPE hears how one pioneering organisation has engaged dads as well as mums in building strong bonds with their children.

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Your Brain on Porn

NICK THORPE examines emerging evidence of the havoc internet pornography can wreak in our brains, our relationships – and our children.

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Mind your language!

Careless words can reinforce prejudice. But guest blogger IAN MAXWELL from Families Need Fathers Scotland found that a timely challenge can reframe the debate.

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Shared Parental Leave

In the coming year a multitude of dads will get the opportunity for unprecedented involvement with their newborn children. NICK THORPE offers a primer on Shared Parental Leave and its exciting implications.

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Appearing in Person

in that little scented dented hollow in the pillow i lay my head where he lies each night

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Calling public sector dads!

Are you a dad working in the Public Sector with a child aged 5 or younger and a working partner?

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Dads Behind Bars

In a rare visit to Greenock prison, NICK THORPE talks to inmates and facilitators on a Mellow Dads pilot project – about their struggles, strategies and parenting breakthroughs.

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Exile in a strange land

COLM BLACK talks honestly about the effect of burnout – and the everyday struggles of being a dad at home.

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The myth of hard-to-reach dads

Researching fatherhood in the context of social disadvantage, KAREN MAXWELL expected to be coaxing emotionally-repressed men out of their shells. But her “hard to reach” dads proved nothing of the kind…

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