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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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Parental Leave and Flexible Working

So, what's the big deal? Dad get two weeks of leave when he has a new baby. That supports mum through her recovery and gives him a chance to bond...

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Birth Trauma and #TimeToTalk

You may see the #TimeToTalk hashtag popping up in your social media feeds this week, as campaigners rally behind Time to Change. The organisation aims to challenge the stigma around mental...

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So, How Are You Dad?

The Scottish Government has funded us to increase the understanding by practitioners and NHS maternity staff of dads’ perinatal mental health, and the impact that it has on children, mums...

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My Message to a New Dad at Christmas

Have you got a new baby this Christmas? Huge congratulations. Are your friends and family telling you what a wonderful time it must be for you? Had you imagined a...

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Look After Yourself Like You Would Your Own Children

Although Christmas is meant to be a happy and joyful time, that isn't how everyone feels right now. Christmas can be stressful, especially for families with small children. David Waine...

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A Fond Farewell

Nick Thorpe, departing Head of Comms for Fathers Network Scotland, surveys the past 5 years of progress towards a dad-friendly world...

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Research Erodes the Myth of the Absent Dad

Gone are the days when many dads missed their children’s births. In fact, as ADRIENNE BURGESS told the recent Fathers Network AGM, the modern dads are overwhelmingly present throughout the perinatal period

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Paternity Leave and Tackling Inequality

In a debate in Scottish Parliament, FULTON MACGREGOR and a range of MSPs from across party lines called for more generous paternity leave provision.

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A Place of Belonging for Dads

Fathers Network Scotland hears how green-fingered dads have found their parenting confidence growing along with their vegetables at Kirkcaldy’s Cottage Family Centre.

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JOB VACANCY: Head of Digital Content

In a time of exciting growth and change, Fathers Network Scotland is looking to recruit a talented Head of Digital Content to join our team. Could that be you?

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