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Dads Equality

I’d like to talk about Dad’s Equality, equality seems to be the topic of the year so why not include dads?

I have been thinking about all the things that greats mums do and all the things great dads do and I am racking my brain to find anything that good mums do better?

Of course there is – Child birth and breast feeding, you can have that! But part from those two things I cant think of anything else?
Dad’s are a 50/50 equal part of their child’s life so lets go through the list of tasks that Dads can do equally as well as mums…

Dads can absolutely

  • Wake the kids up and get them out of bed for breakfast
  • Prepare & Cook dinner
  • Wipe down the kitchen benches
  • Make beds
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Put a load of washing on
  • Make breakfast for everyone
  • Pack dishwasher or wash up
  • Get child/children to brush teeth
  • Hang out a load of washing
  • Help the children to get ready for bed
  • Read bedtime stories
  • Make the lunch boxes
  • Help child/children with hair
  • Vacuum & sweep the floors
  • Pay the household bills on time
  • Help child/children get dressed
  • Check for any school paperwork
  • Attend parent teacher interviews
  • Remind family of the day’s appointments
  • Get the children to have a bath
  • Take child/children to school in the morning
  • Put shoes and clothes away
  • Take the kids to the doctors or dentist
  • Read with our children
  • Put out school uniform and shoes
  • Tidy up the toys from that day
  • Wash dishes and put them away
  • Address any homework that needs doing that evening
  • Pick child/children up from school at the end of their day
  • Feed the pets
  • Pack child/children’s school bags
  • Pack bag for work
  • Write in the children’s homework books
  • Put on the slow cooker/defrost something for tea
  • Remind the children about good behaviour for the day
  • Prepare an after school snack
  • Ferry child/children to appropriate clubs
  • Unpack the dishwasher
  • Split up any arguments
  • Rinse out water bottles
  • Test children on homework
  • Know who their friends are?
  • Talk about what was great about their day
  • Talk about what was challenging
  • We spend time in knowing our child
  • We can love and nurture, care and provide equally as well as any good mother.

What are some of the things you do as a great dad?

Something to think about and hold your head up high, …have a great day!