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I swear my perspective completely changed within a matter of months with regards to my readiness for fatherhood as well as my desire for it. One day I was thinking to myself that it’ll probably take me another four years to be “ready to be a father,” but within a matter of a month I was surprised at just how elated I was to learn that my partner was pregnant and we were expecting! It’s like there’s this invisible place from whence the paternal instincts suddenly kick-in,...

Financial education is important at any age, ensuring informed decisions are made about money. To start this education at a young age, financial education was included into the secondary school curriculum in England in 2014. ...

Your child can spend hour upon hour and day upon day revising for their GCSEs, but they can still fail to make their grades if they didn’t revise properly. It can be tough to fit in revision for so many subjects and examinations, so it’s easy to go into exam season with, for example, rock-solid knowledge of Much Ado About Nothing but minimal knowledge of cell structure. ...

True Potential Investor has created a Financing a Family interactive quiz, useful for anyone considering starting a family or, for a current parent wanting to plan for the future. By simply answering a few questions you can find out how much each stage of a child’s life could set you back, in addition to your family plans. Take the first step to planning your family’s future by completing the Financing a Family quiz from True Potential Investor. ...

One of the hardest things about being a parent for many men is having to give up their ride which they have come to love so much. Maybe you are one of the fortunate ones who doesn’t feel a strong attachment to your vehicle, if that’s the case then moving from whatever you have to the ‘soccer mom’ tank you will soon be trekking around town in will be an easy transition. For others, that is the last step in cementing the difference between the ‘life you once had’ with...

So, I recently had the pleasure of spending the day out with my son. Just the two of us, some real bonding time and it got me thinking about what there is out there that could be considered good “Dad and Lad” days out. There’s probably hundreds of dads out there who have sons of all ages and would like to do stuff with them. ...

Okay so no I’m not, but according to a fun quiz I took, I’m most like Brad Pitt which actually makes me feel really good about myself! Sometimes been a parent can be tiring, but there are many rewards, and just in case you don’t feel like being a father is rewarding enough, we also have a day celebrating it! ...

Having a home can be a great opportunity for us dads. It’s our very own little space we can dedicate to our family life. And it’s the place that our kids will grow up, hopefully with happy memories. I’m interested in what we can do to make our homes more child-friendly. No, I’m not suggesting you get rid of all the dad stuff to make it happen. What I am saying though is that there are things that kids just love. So here’s a rundown. A Reading Room Reading...

It’s probably the most important time of day, but not everybody has a sufficient one. Getting a good sleep is vital, but so many struggle with it — especially kids. There are so many distractions that make getting shut-eye harder than it should, so you have to identify these and block them out. As a father, your kids will look to you for advice and support. If you notice they’re tired, or aren’t getting out of bed for school, there are a number of things you can try...

As time passes, so do the woes and pressures of the world. History repeats itself, and people never change, only technology does. Because of this, the problems might be the same in theory, but due to our ever changing values and technology, they take on a different manifestation. ...

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