Few people are as active in promoting involved fatherhood and positive masculinity as Gary Barker. He’s not only a leading author of the bi-annual State of the World’s Fathers report, but he’s a co-founder of both gender equality charity Promundo and MenCare, a campaigning charity focused on promoting men as fathers and caregivers.
Several months ago, the Government announced that schoolchildren in England would have the opportunity to catch up on lost-learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by getting some time with a tutor. Known as the National Tutoring Programme, it recently got underway but the programme hasn’t had a huge amount of publicity since it was launched.
Let’s talk about sleep for a moment. How has your’s been during 2020? Have your children had disturbed sleep? During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have reported having disturbed sleep and my kids have, at times, had disturbed sleep patterns. These issues are all very familiar to Lucy Shrimpton, founder of the Sleep Nanny sleep
Imagine what pregnancy and birth are like during lockdown. Lockdown rules mean you’d be unable to attend antenatal appointments and when your child eventually arrives, you can’t introduce them to the world because you’re not allowed to meet anyone. This is exactly what ‘lockdown dad’ Phil Norris has experienced and he has been kind to
At the start of lockdown, the excitable elements in the media predicted a lockdown baby boom. I was never convinced by this argument. Sure enough, over time I have noticed more and more news reports about lockdown having a negative impact on the nation’s, ahem, intimate behaviour.