Let’s hear it for the boys

Jun 19 • Featured • 864 Views • 2 Comments on Let’s hear it for the boys

This morning Matthew Wright (The Wright Stuff) was asking whether we really need Father's Day. My feeling is a resounding yes. I don't think anyone should underestimate the importance of a father – or a male figure – in a child's life, and if having a special day encourages us to appreciate the part men can play in child rearing then I'm all in favour of it. In my experience men aren't particularly good at treating themselves, so it's up to us to do it for them.

So, without wishing to make you all misty-eyed (well, maybe just a little) you may like to read this wonderful letter from a dad to his child: Father Forgets, or have a listen to the brilliant single by Alain Clark and his dad Dane.

Watch out for a special Father's Day post from LivingwithKids on Sunday when we'll be revealing the results of our Sexiest Dads poll. No prizes for guessing who came out on top!

written by Liz Jarvis


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2 Responses to Let’s hear it for the boys

  1. sally says:

    I agree with Matthew. We should scrap Father’s Day…it’s mum’s who are the forgotten heroes.

  2. Bev says:

    Father’s Day has never had the same impact as Mother’s Day and dare I say that usually that’s because mums generally do so much more as far as the family and activities/homework are concerned. However family circumstances are so different now than they used to be with so so many children living with just mum or dad – be this due to divorce or the loss of a parent, and so many children living with step parents and step siblings. I’m all for celebrating Mothers or Fathers Day but feel for those children who don’t have a father to make a father’s day card for at school – doesn’t this just highlight the difference for kids, in this case, I’m not sure it’s a good idea.


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