Having kids is a bit of a crap-shoot. Some people are born parents, others struggle significantly -- and a few (let's face it) can barely look after themselves, let alone another human being. What I think is one of the biggest gambles of becoming a new father, however, is not knowing how becoming a mother is going to affect your partner. It's funny because, the lyrics of Kenny Rogers' famous song, The Gambler, really apply here.
If your child has a man in his or her life, then that man -- whether he is called dad, step-dad, uncle or grandpa -- has a big role to play in framing how your child experiences play. If the fellas are finding it tricky to let loose and exercise their play muscles, here are seven tricks of the trade which will help them become play masters.