We all know that in order for flexible working to really work for the modern family, men need to be able to take advantage of the rulses and regulations as well.
It is still the case in the UK that far fewer men work flexibly than women and that women more often than not take on the childcare role in additino to thier work responsibilities outside the home. Obviously, that's a personal choice and one that many women willingly make, including me.
However, Dads can often feel a little out of the loop and want to do more in the home but aren't sure where to turn for help and advice - let's face it, most of the parenting magazines and websites are geared up to mums (including us of course).
We were pleased to hear therefore about the re-introduction of the Dad Pack. The Dad pack is a cutting edge, high-quality pack of materials for fathers offering solutions to a father's obligations, under a range of government policy initiatives and legislation. It provides specialist information to dads - sold out, with minimal advertising, in just 3 months each time. It is perfect to display in a large office or the gym, wherever there might be dads who need impartical advice in their own time.
Thanks to a new DCSF grant they're now printing some more and details of how to order the packs for your compan y to display are below.
What does the Dad Pack contain?
The DAD Pack is a smart, rectangular, cardboard container, slightly larger-than-A5 in size, branded with the DAD logo and full of stylish, colour illustrated cards and posters covering:
DADMyths: Mythbusting facts and questions to challenge common mistaken beliefs about fatherhood.
DADQuiz: What sort of Dad are you? A fun quiz
DADmap: A2 poster road map to your childs development from birth to 7.
NewDAD: Essential information for every new father.
GreatDAD: 10 key figures from the black community on being a dad.
RightDAD: Your rights and responsibilities at work and at home.
DADpraise: 100 ways to praise your child. A2 poster to put up at work or at home.
SuperDAD: FIVE ways to save your childs life.
DADCash: How to sort out the money.
All DAD Pack orders are accompanied by Notes for Practitioners. The packs are designed in such a way that you can 'brand' them for your own organisation by adding your own sticker on the outside of the pack and placing your own, local information inside. A DAD card, produced by www.dad.info, the new information service for fathers, is included in every pack.
DAD Packs are sold in boxes of 20 packs: £69 + £9.50 P&P (UK) (overseas postage more expensive). Telephone (0845 634 1328) to find out more and to order.
(N.B. DAD Packs are not sold singly - a box of 20 is the minimum order).
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Great new resource for dads: www.dad.info
Books for fathers - here are some titles that might be useful for new dads, or dads who feel they need a bit of a steer..
If your partner or someone you know is becoming a dad or is already and needs a bit of advice then this is the place to be. www.dad.info has a massive amount of widr-ranging info written for and by Dads. Spread theword..
Full Time Father How to Succeed as a Stay at Home Dad
by Richard Hallows
White Ladder Press
ISBN 0 9543914 6 2
From Lad to Dad - how to survive as a pregnant father by Stephen Giles.
White Ladder Press
Kids & Co. - winning business tactics for every family by Ros Jay.£6.99 White Ladder Press
Mother@Work members can benefit from discounts on these titles by logging in and going to the members Book Club.