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The role of fathers has changed a lot over the years but some clichés still remain. Chances are, you probably watched a film or television show recently which featured either a clueless dad or a father struggling to do his best. In fact, did you know that 80% of UK dads were bothered by such stereotypes? Clearly, the modern father is something very different to what it used to be. However, just how modern are you?
One survey listed all the skills which a contemporary dad should have:
There’s no argument that dads need to learn different skills than previous generations. The arrival of new technologies means our world is a very different place.
Still, some of those skills are more ‘traditional’. For example, providing children with good standards of education and taking them to school. Regardless of whether you tick all these boxes though, or whether you believe them to be the right skills, one arguably stands out from the others – being able to afford a house deposit.
For many dads across the country, this is just not possible. Even though we want the best for our loved ones, helping another get on the property ladder can be impossible – especially if you’re struggling with debt.