4 Babies & Daddy Only! Kings Cross Parenting Schema for Dads and Kids gets extended life-line!

Dad’s & Kids in the Kings Cross Area urgently needed!

How often do we hear that our children need better male role models?  Not so at Kings Cross.  Children here have the benefit of an afternoon each week that otherwise one would only expect to find in continental Scandinavian countries, who are known for taking fatherhood very serious. One of the most progressive schemas at Kings Cross along those lines was almost to closed down recently. A special schema, a dad afternoon, where for a few hours per week babies and children under five can unite in a dad support network has received a little more funding to get it going until March 2009. The project was under severe threat because not enough dad’s turned up. The project needs an average of 10 dads who attend with their little ones at any time between three and six every Wednesday.  If it gets more dad’s supporting the idea and the project it will receive further funding beyond March 2009.  So it is really time to get our act together guys, to safe a good thing and some respect and recognition for ourselves!

The Project is funded and run by a team from Sure Start, Superpapa_kleiner main contact being Ms. Javiera Navarro, Fathers’ Involvement Project, Tel. 020 7520 0311

Amongst themselves with their entourage of babies and young children, men here explore play and have time out, they can talk about their problems and successes in bringing the kids up or sometimes difficulties with mum or others, paternity rights, fatherhood, baby milk, and so on and have also great fun with their children. Some of the real benefits in my opinion are:

  • Great time out for the kids with their dads, with clear bonuses in their development and education.
  • More relaxed, involved, informed and assertive dads on all levels!
  • Meeting and exchanging ideas with other dad’s.
  • A more child friendly local community, where dad’s take leads in its transformation.
  • Men help other men, as well as babies.


Babies?  It’s a Man Thing at Kings Cross! Get in contact today!

(Image: A Dutch Sketch of almighty Superdad (source))

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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