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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Research has shown how important YOU are to your children and how as a dad the things you do, and keep on doing, really count, whether you live with them, or you are a single dad and are only able see them once a month, once a week or more, what you do really matters. This site is dedicated to all dads but will be of special relevance to the single dad. Remember, you are half the reason your children exist and they need you whether you live with them or not. As their dad, you have what it takes to make their lives successful and fulfilling no matter how often you see them. This site is about all the positive things that we as parents have to offer our children.
About the authors and contributors

Chris Barnardo in Suit Chris Barnardo

Chris is the son of two GPs, and the eldest of six. Always preoccupied with art and design, he left school at eighteen to work as a Studio Junior in a Graphic Studio in London. After a short period as a Graphic Artist in an advertising agency in Sharja, (UAE), Chris came back to the UK and joined a London advertising agency and over eight years rose to become Creative Director of his own design company, Designerís Inc.
. . . In 1992 he left the Design industry to take a fulltime first degree, in Biomedical Science and Engineering, for which he gained a First Class Honours BEng.
. . . In 1994 Chris started working as a Design and Development Engineer at a contract design and development consultancy based in Cambridge, UK. Always an inventor and designer at heart, he is a named inventor on over 25 patents. In 2001 his Development Group was spun out from the consultancy and used venture capital funding to create a manufacturing company to make thin flexible plastic displays that he had co-invented with one of his work colleagues.
. . . Chris is a single dad and father of four beautiful children who are 12, 14, 17 and 24 years old.

Darren Tillett Darren Tillett

After several years in academia looking at bizarre things such as growing human hair in jelly - and in the process making firm friends with a mature student studying the same Biomedical Science course - Darren's career took a substantially different path when he started a graphic design company with his then supervisor. In a short while, the new business became rapidly focussed on digital design and after a building scores of websites began to work predominantly for a new technology company based in Cambridge who were making thin flexible plastic displays...
. . . Using a blend of design, technical and marketing knowledge Darren designs and builds websites from his home on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.

Steve Greenhalgh Steve Greenhalgh

Steve left school at 16 and worked for two years in a packing case factory while his friends went off to university. One day he walked out. The next three years were spent in a variety of jobs and going to evening classes in order to build up enough Oí levels and Aí levels to get into college in Reading where he graduated with an upper second in English and History.
. . . Journalism taught Steve how to spot a story and put one word in front of another, public relations taught him the difference between perception and truth and being a single dad taught him that the perception of single fathers often overwhelms and obscures the truth.
. . . A one time journalist and now public relations consultant, Steve Greenhalgh is a single father to two wonderful children, 13 and 10.

Dawn Stannard Dawn Stannard

Dawn is the eldest in a family of four, with three younger brothers. She left school with three 'A' Levels and started work with a foreign bank in the City of London as a shorthand secretary. After a few years she moved into personnel and became a recruitment consultant. She set up her own specialist recruitment consultancy within the area of Insurance in 1988 and built up a successful agency which she ran from her home.
. . . Following the birth of her daughter in 1992, she changed her career and after qualifying as a horse riding instructor, worked part time at a busy equestrian centre in the Epping Forest. When her daughter started school, she moved to another part of Essex and returned to further education herself. In 2001 she qualified as a Beauty Therapist and has spent the last six years building her own business within the health and leisure industry.
. . . She now owns two busy beauty salons and is a qualified reflexologist. Dawn is a single mum, with a wonderful 16 year old daughter.

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The things you say...
Thank you for all the fantastic messages you send in. It seems that dadcando has something for everyone. Here are a small selection of the lovely messages that you have sent us over the last year.

I would just like to say how informative and wonderfully helpful your site has been to me. It is an emotional roller coaster at times as a single "part time" dad and your site really helps me with your advice and quotes. Thank you so much for making the effort, it is truly appreciated,
London, UK

I just found your site and have been looking it over and reading the About Section. I have never seen a site with such solid, affirmative goals and ideals - nor have I ever seen one that is succeeding so well in accomplishing its goals. Kudos to you, from this happily married creative American mother of four,
Hayden, USA

Thanks for the site! I am a single father of a nine year old boy. It amazes me how there is such a lack of resources available for men like us. Good luck and again thank you,
Calgary, Canada

I recently have had the pleasure of looking through your website. Although not a single dad, my parents divorced when I was 7 and I could associate with all of the topics you have covered very well. I'm a married woman now, yet a few times when reading through your material I had to blink back tears. All single dads need to know this stuff. I'm sure it would have saved our family a lot of heart ache. Can I just encourage you for the amazing work you have done thus far and say that I honestly believe the countless hours you have spent on this (no doubt) are certainly not in vain,

I tried your instructions for the Magical Lumos Wand and I must say it was absolutely cool and great! I am extremely happy with the wand I made. It looks sooo real! I used a glue gun to mould the entire wand but I used a normal switch instead of making one. I love it!
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Hi, I just happened by your site and wanted to say how fantastic it is and what an inspirational and supportive place it is. I'm fortunate to be a happily married mother of two grown up sons - so this site is full of stuff I did with my kids (and it would have been a great resource for me too when they were young!). Many Dad's (whether single or not) don't often get chance to do stuff other than sport with their kids - so this site will give them some inspiration and confidence to branch out. Keep up the great work!

Hi there, Iíve got to say Iím not a dad, but my parents split up when I was a lot younger. I just thought I would send a message. I think this site is great and I extend my thanks to people who are dedicated to a worthy cause such as this. Iím sure it makes a big difference to fathers out there who need to make the most of the precious time they get to spend with their children. Keep up the good work, and may this site continue to help the countless number of fathers out there who love their children more than anything else in the world.
Falmouth, UK

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