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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.
How to use dadcando
How to make full use of everything that dadcando has to offer

Now what does it all mean? Find out lower down this page where we explain every icon and all the functions of dadcadno. but first things first, well done for becoming a member of dadcando (if you are not a member yet, you are really missing out, click here for more information.

A whole world of original, creative and well designed projects for you to explore, that will set your imagination on fire.

dadcando is built around a core of original and creative Making and Doing projects that are regularly descrided as "the best on the web". The projects are designed to be appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities and to suit whatever time you have available, from a spare 10 minutes to a whole afternoon. dadcando also has a growing catalogue of Top Tip articles which offer support, encouragement and advice covering a wide range of topics to do with parenting which are especially applicable to single parents (obviously with the emphasis primarily on helping single dads).

Your dadcando Homepage is your gateway to dadcando's great new features

When you register, you automatically get your own dadcando Homepage. Each time you download a new project, article, recipe, or experiment, your dadcando Homepage is automatically updated with a little picture of the project download sheet. This means that you (and other dadcando members) can see which projects you have downloaded. But this is only the beginning, once you have downloaded a project and made it, you can upload your own pictures of that project for everyone to see. You can tell everyone about your project and receive comments back about it from other dadcando members. Other members can also rate your projects. But the best bit is that when you upload your pictures, your project is automatically entered into our weekly competition and you stand a chance of winning some great prizes.
. . . The icons used on dadcando are quite simple to understand, but some of their functions might need a little explaining, so below is a list of all dadcando's icons with a short description of what they do. From time to time we might add new Icons, so check back here whenever you don't understand something and see if this page makes things clearer. if after looking here, you still can't get the hang of it, ask us to help you out and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

make use of all dadcando's features by clicking on these simple icons

dadcando add favourite project iconAdd this project to my list of favourites. If you click on this icon, the project is added to the left hand side menu in your own dadcando Homepage, so that you can quickly go to it later. Making this project one of your favourites adds one to the project favourite count that is displayed next to the heart. This is the total number of people who have made this project one of their favourites.

dadcando favourite project icon This project is already one of my favourites. You can only make a project your favourite once, so once you have clicked on this icon, next time you visit this page you will only see a heart without its plus sign.

dadcando download project icon Download status or download this project. At the top of any page that contains downloadable content, this icon will tell you how many people have downloaded this project or any of the content on that page. When you see this icon next to an instruction or a small picture of the project, recipe, template, article or experiment, then clicking on it will automatically download the content into a new browser window. Downloading the project will automatically put a smaller picture of the project sheet in your dadcando Homepage, which then allows you to upload your own pictures into that project.

dadcando upload picture iconUpload a picture. To upload a picture of something that you have made, first download the relevant project, then go to your dadcando My Page where you can upload images to your project using this icon. The picture you upload will be visible on your dadcando Homepage immediately.

dadcando upload more pictures icon Upload more pictures. Once you have uploaded the first picture of any project, you can upload more pictures to that project by clicking on this button.

dadcando add a comment iconAdd a comment or start a new comment thread.The number of comments made on your projects are added up and displayed in your profile. The number of comments you have showing in your profile includes all replies and your comments too.

dadcando add a reply iconReply to a comment.The number of comments made on your projects are added up and displayed in your profile. The number of comments you have showing in your profile includes all replies and your comments too

dadcando rate this project iconRate another member's pictures or project uploads. Click on the Star+ icon to rate someone else's uploaded picture. Star ratings are added up and shown next to the uploaded pictures and ratings from all your pictures are added up and shown as a grand total in your profile.

dadcando I have already rated this project iconI have already rated this member's pictures or projects.

dadcando show me more pictures iconShow me more pictures. Where a member has uploaded more than one picture for any given project, you can look at all the pictures by clicking on this icon.

dadcando return to user's dadcando Homepage iconReturn to this member's dadcando Homepage. When you have been looking at a members additional pictures in a project, click on this icon (found at the bottom of their profile block on the right hand side of the page, to return to their dadcando Homepage.

dadcando make this user one of my favourites iconMake this user one of my favourites. You find other users by clicking on the pictures that they have uploaded and chosen to show at the bottom of the main project pages. If you want to be able to quickly find that member again, you can click on the pink heart + icon to make them one of your favourites. When you do this, they automatically appear in your favourite people menu on the left hand side of the page. Clicking on their user name in the left hand menu automatically takes you to their dadcando Homepage. When other members look at your page, they can see who your favourites are and go and look at their dadcando Homepages too.

dadcando this user is already one of my favourites iconThis user is already one of my favourites. When you have made someone one of your favourites, you will see this heart at the top of their profile.

dadcando go to help page iconGo to help page. If you are ever unsure about what an icon means or what clicking on it does, then clicking on the question mark will bring to this page where you can read about all the icons and what they mean and do.

dadcando edit my profile iconEdit my profile. Once you have registered you might want to add a few details about yourself so that other members can get to know you a little better. Click on this icon and you can change a few details about yourself.

dadcando flag this comment iconFlag comments or material felt to be unacceptable. dadcando is moderated, but you can do your bit too, to make sure it stays a safe and friendly environment. Don't post anything nasty or offensive yourself, and if you see something that upsets you or you think is inappropriate for dadcando, then flagging it will help us find it quickly and remove it if necessary.

dadcando email from dadcando iconSend a message. Where you see this little paper dart, you will either be able to get in contact with dadcando or send the link of an interesting article to someone who you think might like to read it.

dadcando has been developed as a safe and supportive environment

While we have taken all reasonable measures to ensure that the core text, projects, tips and advice do not contain any offensive language, and from that point of view are considered to be safe for children to use, dadcando can not be held responsible at all times for the posts of its members. The dadcando Homepage areas are moderated and if any material is thought by us to be unsuitable, or is flagged as being offensive in nature, or inappropriate for children, dadcando will take all reasonable steps to remove the material as soon as possible, and if necessary revoke the offending member's membership.

Thank you for joining dadcando, we hope you'll have a lot of fun here.

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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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