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Parenting with Balls by Ian Newbold

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KoPo Tue 02-Apr-13 17:57:27

Quite .... I know a few single dads and pretty much all of them are doing pretty damned well.

And my DH has done most of the schoolruns and other things as his new (last 6 months) work hours fit best with this. He has certainly not been ignored and isolated at the school and if anything is invited to far more things than I ever was.

The only part of the news reports that rang any bells was the attitude of hospital staff. DH was rather rudely asked if I was ok with him consenting to treatment for DD when he took her to hospital. And another member of staff asked where I was.

Zavi Tue 02-Apr-13 17:39:23

Yes, it's a disingenuous marketing strategy to promote that kind of book on this kind of site.

What's he after - a blue Peter badge for actually raising his own child!

Shock! Horror! Single parent - a MAN - actually raises own child against the odds when everyone said it couldn't be done.


Pan Tue 02-Apr-13 16:02:09

I'm all for supporting single dads, but you are turning it into a business and using MN to promote your business. There's rools.

Zavi Tue 02-Apr-13 15:49:10

They must be a very funny lot in the West Midlands if "everyone told him he couldn't raise baby max alone" hmm

This point behind this book really flies in the face of the "equal parenting" that many fathers have been demanding through the courts for years

It's quite insulting to most men if you think about it. Do attitudes like that really still exist - anyone from the West Midlands who can shed light on this?

Does the West Midlands have some kind of social microclimate that escapes the rest of the UK or is the author just hamming up his "hardship" as a single parent in the hope of boosting sales?

Davidstewart Tue 02-Apr-13 12:47:25

Ian Newbold from has released a fantastic new book 'Parenting with Balls'

When Ian was widowed at 28, everyone told him he couldn't raise baby Max alone. Here's how he proved them wrong
Ian Newbold's wife Samantha died of a stroke aged 30
The couple lived in the West Midlands with their seven-month-old baby Max
Ian has now written a book about his experiences, Parenting With Balls

Tidy Books are giving away a copy to find out more follow this link - >

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