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