Daddy Pig is hopeless, fat and most of his efforts to do anything end in a humorous failure.

Daddy Pig isn't the only strange father figure portrayed unflatteringly by the media. Almost every advert presents fathers as well-meaning comedic failures. And with Father's Day coming up, a glance at the cards on the shelves shows that dads are drunk, sport-obsessed, sex addicts.

The role of the father is under attack. The world seems to tell us we are expendable. Optional extras of family life. My Dad though, was more than a punchline . His fathering has influenced every area of my character and taught me what it is to be a man. That is something worth celebrating.

Adlai loves Peppa, and I can appreciate the appeal of a funny pig family, but I'm determined for my fathering to look a lot more like my own dad's than Daddy Pig's.

And, to the unexpendable men shaping the next generation: Happy Father's Day.

Tip of the day Tips archive Today's Daily Tip

Why not create some family memories this weekend and take some family photos to cherish in later years?

--DAD team
Tip of the day Tips archive Today's Daily Tip

Make eating enjoyable, keep it healthy & eat together. Kids need to be around others to appreciate the talk & atmosphere of food & eating.

--DAD team

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