I was honoured to be invited to the annual conference of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action in Penang, Malaysia, last week. For the event I prepared a paper by calling researchers whose work I had featured on FamilyIncluded.com – Tran Huu Bich (Vietnam), Jennifer Abbass-Dick, Lynn Rempel and John Rempel (Canada) and asking them[…]
The Jacobs Foundation has approved five years of continual funding for the Child and Family Blog. The site has been restructured into three themes: parenting/family, cognitive development/education and social/emotional learning. We publish two pieces a week, including full interviews with researchers once every two weeks, and shorter updates on interesting research. With help from Martin[…]
I have launched a new on-line service! For years I have believed that one way the parenting sector can give good advice about fatherhood is to tell people what the research says, given that it is so unknown and yet so illuminating. The trouble is that the editors of parenting channels don’t know the research[…]
I am going to be part of an organisation again! I have entered into partnership with old-time colleague, Martin Desborough, formerly manager of Dad.Info and now living in Dubai, and a colleague of his over there, Johan van den Heever. We are creating The Family Initiative, FamilyInitiative.org.uk, as a UK based charity with business operations[…]
At the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen this May, attended by 5,500 people, there were constant references to fatherhood. In the opening plenary session alone there were five mentions of it. Fatherhood was present – invisibly – in another way, illustrated by this tweet during my own presentation: Great talk from @DuncanFisher on ‘collaborative breeding’.[…]
When people ask me what I do on dads and maternity, I dry up! But this little story from a visit yesterday to Bwari Hospital in Nigeria sums it all up.