How Much is Too Much Screen Time?

How Much is Too Much Screen Time? In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a guide to screen-time with children. Updated for 2015, with further research and reacting to the critique it received, they said: “In a world where “screen time” is becoming simply “time,” our policies must evolve or become obsolete. The public […]

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How To FaceTime with a Baby

Having access and appreciation of technology is a great quality to have. It’s opened many doors for an IntroDad such as myself as you swoop in and save the day when a document goes AWOL or a printer gets jammed. You’ve no doubt given the magic touch to a device or two in your time, […]

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Your Extrovert Needs Time Too

Following on from one of my previous posts, Back to Work, I touched on the topic that your extrovert partner needs time too. Extroverts regain energy faster when they are in social gatherings, enjoying the stimulation of a conversation, the buzz of a crowd and feeling gratified by being in a  group.  They also need to have some alone time […]

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Kids Grow Up… Like Pokémon?

Growing up. It’s scary to think that one day, the tiny baby you hold in your arms will be as much of an adult as you are. They’ll have experienced many of the things you have, and will have an independent personality of their own. And it’s terrifying. Realising just how much they’ll change is […]

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Making the Most of Playtime

Photo Credit: Yohanes Sanjaya I once read somewhere that your child’s favourite plaything is you.  These words really struck me and serve as a constant motivator everyday. I absolutely adore playing with my son. Inventing new games, combining toys and creating voices, storylines or just general messing about. I love all of it. At Christmas, I […]

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9 Crazy Habits That Remind Me I’m a Dad… or Mad

It’s pretty much guaranteed that, as a parents, we’ll start adopting unusual habits to keep our children entertained (or under control). Sometimes, when your whole way of thinking changes and adapts to parenthood, you can even find it affecting your everyday behaviour. Here are nine things I’ve done in my daughter’s first five months of […]

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Being Prepared for Baby Smalltalk

When you become a parent for the first time, it’s easy to be caught off guard by just how much people want to make baby smalltalk. For introverts especially, being interrogated by well-wishers when you’re least expecting it can be a daunting prospect when you’re busy, sleep deprived, and still learning things for yourself. Fortunately, there are […]

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Thinking for Themselves

A friend of mine asked me the other day about what were the proudest moments of being a father. I gave a simple off-the-cuff answer and then did what most of us introverts do – go away and properly think about it and then come up with a much better response. As an IntroDad, one […]

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Don’t Panic! How to Return to Work

The UK has a statutory paternity leave of only two weeks. During these weeks, you’ll only receive a small percentage of your salary, so going to return to work soon is usually an inevitability. The last few weeks will have been a whirlwind of emotion and probably sleep deprivation, so it’s understandable if you’re dreading […]

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10 New Dad Tips for Labour & Beyond

Finding patterns and routines with a newborn isn’t always easy. No matter how prepared you think you are, you’ll be surprised at how many things you’d never thought of. They may have seemed trivial before, but all that can change when there’s a screaming baby in your arms.

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