THe YEP has received some fulsome tributes to some wonderful dads.
We know there are lots more out there whose good deeds might go unnoticed and unthanked.
Equal parenting can be helped by statutory obligations and legislation like that which gives dads paternity leave.
But there’s no doubt society’s attitudes and the media’s portrayal of well-known dads in the “caring parent” role certainly help to make it the norm to be a hands-on, emotionally engaged dad in a way that would not have been the case a few decades ago. Here’s to dads.