I'm a 38-year-old father of two wonderful boys, aged 8 and 6. I'm a psychologist by background, now the editor of The Psychologist. So I suppose I like to analyse things, and I have often analysed my own parenting.
A friend of mine once told me: 'You're a good Dad, Jon. Certainly a lot better than I thought you would be.' That got me thinking: what is a good Dad, and am I one?
But here's the thing: I know lots of really great Dads. A lot of my friends have amazing Dads. Generally, parenting is hard but most people manage to do it very well.
But women seem to be very good at celebrating their success as Mums, and are often depicted in the media as superheroes (which they are). Dads tend to get a bad rap and believe it.
I thought it was time to galvanise some collective Dad pride – yes, to laugh at 'our funny little ways', but to explore what makes a great Dad, and hopefully to recognise that we're not doing such a bad job.