By Reg Ponniah
New Zealand families are gradually changing and men are becoming more involved in raising their children alone.
However, public realities do not reflect this state of flux as solo dads are often left on the back burner to fend for themselves with social services and the early childhood education sector unsure how to cope with this social change in our society.
Social services welcome more father involvement but often disagree or are simply uncertain how to make their services more attractive or accessible to fathers.
This article discusses problems and what early childhood centres and other services can do to step up to the challenge and support and include single dads and their children.
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