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Accidents Happen: What to Do When a Child is Injured
Accidents Happen: What to Do When a Child is Injured
Advice on where to turn when a child is injured during shared contact, or when a child has been injured when not in your care....
Building a Routine After Separation
Building a Routine After Separation
Building a routine after separation will help your children feel safe and secure....
Checklist: What You Need in the House for Your Child
Checklist: What You Need in the House for Your Child
You need to make your home a safe and inviting place for your child to visit. Follow this checklist to ensure you have everything in place in your home for your child....
Ex Wants to Take Child to Live in an EU Country: What Are My Rights?
Ex Wants to Take Child to Live in an EU Country: What Are My Rights?
Keeping childcare arrangements amicable is possible if you live near each other, but what happens if your ex wants to go and live elsewhere in the EU? Here is a guest…...
Holiday Ideas For Dads and Kids
Holiday Ideas For Dads and Kids
Taking a holiday with your kids can be a great bonding experience for single dads and their children – but where do you go?...
Introducing a New Partner to Your Children
Introducing a New Partner to Your Children
When you find a new partner, introduce her gradually to you children and the let the relationship between them develop naturally....
Living With Your Ex
Living With Your Ex
Many people are now forced to live with their ex until they can find an alternative yet suitable place to go, particularly in the current economic climate. This is not…...
Making a Home Away from Home for Your Child
Making a Home Away from Home for Your Child
Make a home away from home for your child by filling it with familiar things and creating their own space....
Making The Most of Your Time With Your Child
Making The Most of Your Time With Your Child
Having far less time with your children than you did before means making the most of the time together. But that doesn’t mean you need to be constantly doing things....
New Partners: How it Feels to Date a Separated Dad
New Partners: How it Feels to Date a Separated Dad
Fiona shares her experience of dating a separated dad and tells us why it didn't work out for them....
Organising Christmas Between Two Homes
Organising Christmas Between Two Homes
Try to create a fair way to share Christmas and make sure you put the needs of your child first....
Planning Children's Parties
Planning Children's Parties
Don't get carried away planning a party for your child as the simple ideas are often the best....
Recommended Reading For Separated Dads
Recommended Reading For Separated Dads
A guide to what to read if you are a separated dad including emotion, support, finances and court....
Requesting Information About Your Pre-School Child: Template
Requesting Information About Your Pre-School Child: Template
If you are struggling to find out basic educational information about your child, then you need to make a request in writing....
Staying Involved in a Child's School Activities
Staying Involved in a Child's School Activities
Kids don’t always open up about what’s happening at school. But even as a single dad it’s possible to remain involved in their school lives and activities and discover…...
Things To Do With Your Kids
Things To Do With Your Kids
There are plenty of things you can do with your kids – but the best can be just spending time with them at your place....
When Children Try to Play Parents Against Each Other
When Children Try to Play Parents Against Each Other
It is normal for your child to try to play you against your ex, but don't rise to the bait....
When Your Ex Emigrates With Your Children
When Your Ex Emigrates With Your Children
What happens when your ex wants to return to her home country or emigrate with your children? What can you do about it? Louise Halford explains in this guest article....
Writing to Your Child's School or GP for Information: A Template
Writing to Your Child's School or GP for Information: A Template
If you are a father who does not have access to your child's schooling and medical information, use these template letters to put a request in writing to the…...
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