Category Archives: Advice

Let’s talk, dads: the importance of discussing dads’ mental health

It’s good to talk. It’s okay to not be okay. A problem aired is a problem shared. We might know the slogans and utter the maxims, but, sadly, dads still find it hard to open up about their issues.

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Father Hood’s games for entertaining toddlers – Milk Capsule Tower Building

Games for entertaining toddlers: milk capsule tower building

Hello, parent friends. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a way of entertaining a tired and hungry toddler at the dinner table without spending any money, reaching for a sugary snack or powering up a screen. If not stimulated, this toddler will self-destruct in five seconds…

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Toilet training at night – what’s the plan?

Toilet training at night? That’s an easy one. You just whip your toddler’s nappy off, tell them that they need to get up if they feel the need to pee, and then go to sleep safe in the knowledge that absolutely none of your sheets, pillows, duvets or mattresses are going to get ruined in the next 6-10 hours. In case you can’t tell, I am being sarcastic. And here’s why…

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Dad fashion: 5 things I learned from being The Sunday Times Style’s Badly Dressed Man

Photograph of Stuart Hood as The Sunday Times Style's Badly Dressed Man. Photo credit: Robert Harper
Father Hood after his dad fashion makeover. Photograph by Robert Harper for The Sunday Times Style. Styling by Jessica Punter. Grooming by Kristopher Smith at Terri Manduca.

I’m not going to lie. When I applied to be The Sunday Times Style magazine’s Badly Dressed Man, I was hoping to be rejected on the basis of “already being pretty on-trend”.

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