Bake a cake and put out the bunting. Shared parental Leave (SPL), the family-friendly policy that allows parents to share 50 weeks of leave when a child is born, is four years old today! At some point in the near future, there could be a second reason to celebrate as the leave may get a
Tell your daughter she could become an engineer and she may not be all that interested. Tell your daughter she can become an engineering Super Hero, and you’ll probably grab her attention. This is the approach being taken by the #MoreHeroesNeeded campaign, which wants to see a more diverse workforce in the engineering sector.
Every now and again, someone produces a book about fatherhood and parenting that genuinely gets me excited. Dads Don’t Babysit Towards Equal parenting, the work of writing duo and fathers David Freed and James Millar is one such title.
Just a few short months ago, it all looked so promising. In a very high-profile move, a powerful group of MPs had called for radical workplace reform following a review of working practices and how they impact on fathers.
When I was made aware of the Fatherhood Insititue’s #DadsExcluded campaign, an example instantly sprung to mind. It’s a place where most men spend very little time; the maternity ward. The majority of men only spend a day on the ward so they probably don’t notice just how dad-unfriendly these places are. I didn’t really