Parenting - Single parenting | 18+ yrs

For The Single Dad


One of Hollywood’s great actors, Dustin Huffman, essayed the role of a single father who fights for the custody of his son in Kramer vs. Kramer. Being a single dad is difficult, even by today’s standards but in today’s world, many single dads are embracing this role and some are even excelling in it.

Being a single dad is a daunting task. One not only has to take care of the baby or child but start doing things that one would not be familiar with. Cooking for the child, getting the child ready for school and honing one’s parenting skills are just a few of the things that you start to embrace.

The Independent carried out an article where single fathers revealed what it’s like to be a lone parent. One of the most common complaints was the issue of isolation as single dads regularly get excluded from school get-togethers where the majority attendees are mums.

Over the years, many movies have depicted single dads as devoted fathers who can go to any extent for their babies. Three Men and a Baby and The Pursuit of Happyness are two movies that depicted the trials and tribulations of being a single dad.

Making time for the children, taking them out to the movies are some tips that help single dads immensely.

To know more about the trials and tribulations of single dads, click through the pages of this ClipBook.


The Age Of The Single Dad

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How To Cope With Being A Single Dad

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A Single Dad And His Little Princess

I became a single father at age twenty-eight. My daughter, Tahirah, was five years old. There was no drama, no acrimony. One day as I prepared to take Tahirah home to her mother she simply said, "I want to live here with you, Daddy."..

Hair Care Guide For The Single Dad

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How Dads Are Changing The Way They Parent

A few decades ago, most talk of fathers’ roles had a straight-up Don Draper-style emphasis on breadwinning. Toronto dad Michael Cusden remembers his dad “just kind of came home from work, had dinner and read the paper and then we went to bed...

Easy Meals Dad Can Make With The Kids

When it’s your turn to cook dinner, you don’t need to turn to the stack of dog-eared takeaway menus in the third draw. With these simple recipes, you can whip up meals with your kids’ help that not only taste good, but that are healthy and nutriti...

Single Dad Paints His Nails With Daughter To Raise 'A Strong Confident Woman'

This video of a dad letting his daughter paints his nails has been watched more than six million times as his parenting skills get celebrated. Nathan Bodie has been painting his nails with six-year-old Sadie since she was a toddler...

Single Father By Choice

National Public Radio reports: “B. J. Holt always wanted to be a dad. As he approached 40, with no life partner in sight, he felt a version of the ticking biological clock. So Holt decided to go it alone...

The Sweetest, Most Entertaining Movies On Single Dad-Ding!

Over the years, a few movies have positively depicted single parents as devoted dads who change diapers, sing their babies to sleep and even dress-up as 60-year-old women just to spend time with their kids. Check out some favourite single fathers ...

Hats Off To India’S Unmarried Fathers Who Are Adopting Children

The co-chairman of Neemrana Hotels is a self-confessed atheist. But one of life's odd moments led him to a temple in Himachal Pradesh. Hands folded, he made a wish. The wish was granted and that day changed his life forever...

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