A great chat with Nadia Nagamootoo, Founder and CEO of Avenir Consulting who has over 15 years’ in business – advising, consulting, coaching and facilitating leadership and discussions with companies across industries and sectors. I really enjoyed my first podcast with Nadia! We chat about How Nadia got into championing fatherhood and male equality The challenges fathers face to be… Read More »Chit Chat with Nadia Nagamootoo
Homeschooling – I bet this brings all sorts of weird stereotypes to mind, as it did for me.
I will say this though…It isn’t what you think it will be, but it will be exactly what you make it.
What a cop-out statement to make right? It’s true though.
If there is one thing this Covid-19 chaos could achieve, its a total change to working culture and parenting. Merging working from home and parenting has it challenges. Now is the time to embrace what work-from-home parents learned long ago — it’s not about winning; it’s about striving for the bronze. Credit to The Cut By: Kimberly Harrington I’ve worked… Read More »Now Is the Perfect Time to Lower the Parenting Bar
Covid-19 could permanently shift working patterns as companies forced to embrace remote working by the pandemic find that their employees do not want to return to the office once the closures are lifted. Working culture could change with an opportunity for more real hands on parenting while managing work commitments by embracing more flexible working rather than traditional working hours.… Read More »Meet the tribe where fathers suckle infants
When mothers feel lucky to have any help at all, it’s an impediment to the elusive goal of equity in the home I’ve spent the past year interviewing married or cohabiting heterosexual mothers across the United States about the distribution of child-care labor in their home. Most of them did the lion’s share of the work and were angry with… Read More »Mothers shouldn’t be grateful their husbands help
Over the weekend my son (who has recently learned how to walk and say Peppa, Dog, Chicken and Cat) picked up a pile of books and handed them over to me to read. The book he selected was a 1983 book titled Gorilla by Anthony Browne. The first page immediately caught my attention. Hannah’s love for Gorillas is described but… Read More »A children’s book from 1983 which really made me think. What was depicted was actually the opposite
“When I told them about my decision, most of them laughed it off as a joke. After they realised I was serious, I would be repeatedly asked if I could manage the kids or if I was really going to do the housework. It was unthinkable for many.” They wake up early to prepare breakfast. Hustling with the speeding hands… Read More »This Stay-At-Home Mumbai Father is Challenging Gender Roles For Good!
I am grateful to be invited to CIPDs (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) focus group for Dads. The overall purpose of the session is to deepen CIPD’s understanding of the particular issues faced by Dad’s in order to inform their future work. A summary of the focus group discussion will be shared around Father’s Day. Who are CIPD? Championing… Read More »Papa Penguin invited to take part in CIPD Dad Focus Group