I have never been more welcomed into a parent group as I have Dadvengers! We have such a laugh but also talk about some real serious stuff. Everyone helps me out when I ask for advise and it’s just a great bunch of people that I’m so glad I have had the privilege to talk to and get involved with! Friday nights are awesome again!

Jaimie Kotula

I stumbled across a DadChat live video one time by accident after I started following them. Next minute, I’m on the video and several people who I had just connected with on Instagram were commenting their warm and welcoming wishes. It’s so great to be able to chat over things in parenting life and know that we’re all pretty much in the same boat – with some differences.
What a bunch! So glad to be involved with them!

Iain Dick

Wow what an amazing group! I came across Dadvengers when looking for support for dads. I meet a lot of new patents running my classes and often get asked about support groups. There are a lot of mum groups but not so many for the dads! But this page and dad chats is just brilliant, so real and down to earth with amazing people sharing stories, advice and feelings. But all in a lighthearted way! Grab a drink and join the chat, It’s definitely not just for the dads and you never know you might even make a friend or two along the way! Great work Nigel!

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Chloe Daly

I’ve met so many Dads through my time teaching and then our journey building Nana’s Manners.  It’s taken time for the perceived role of dads to evolve – I remember ‘mother and baby’ rooms when my 18yr old was young that I now see renamed ‘parent and baby’ – a small step but sign that times are evolving! Dadvengers is a fantastic initiative as whilst focusing on support and resources for dads in the family unit, it also welcomes mothers, aunties, grandparents – valuing everyone’s role – which is what it is all about! Teamwork makes the dream work! Bringing dads and families together with the aim of supporting each other is what Dadvengers is all about and this is one of the reasons we love it!

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Kathryn Baldrey-Chourio
Dadvengers has rapidly become a great place for dads to meet and discussing the various challenges us dads face, plus highlight the positive fun moments. The Live Chats are always expertly moderated by Nigel Clarke and he does not shy away from tough issues such as race. There are not enough places for dads to go and chat about fatherhood without judgement and this is what makes Dadvengers so great.
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Don’t be fooled by the name – Dad chats isn’t just for Dads! Ashleigh joined a live one week, and we’ve both been avid fans since. Dadvengers has offered us a real-life insight in to like minded people, the struggles, achievements and laughs that they have had, all with the common bond of being parents (or carers / grandparents etc!)

It really is a welcoming space to speak openly about (sometimes quite hard hitting) subjects that we can all relate to, and often don’t talk about. Trust us, once you’ve joined in once, you’ll be a regular every week – we certainly are!

Thank you Nigel for creating this environment for us all to be a part of – it’s appreciated by every single one of us, and has helped me more than I could begin to explain in a testimonial.

Mark and Ashleigh Stevenson

I found Dadvengers by chance. Love the idea Nigel! Dads chats is real people sharing their stories and great bants!  Every Friday, easy nights without even thinking. Pour a drink sit back and join in…Different perspectives and opinions, real voices, real life.

Chris Baldrey-Chourio

Dadvengers is a great resource for dads. Dad life can be confusing and sometimes lonely; Nigel’s blog and Instagram conversations are reassuring and easy to participate in. I particularly love tuning into the Dadvengers Dad Chats on Instagram on Friday nights – during lockdown they’ve almost become like a weekly little night out with like-minded friends.

Jamie Beaglehole

I first found out about the Dadvengers through an Instagram post under a hashtag that I followed for Dads. It was the caption that caught my attention as the topics for the first Dadvengers live chat was so relatable. I think it is now 13 weeks on since then and I have loved every single one. I’ve met and discussed parenting and family life with a variety of people, even from different countries from different walks of life. I’ve got to know many of the people involved and I am privileged to say they are friends and look forward to the possible meet ups to finally meet them in person. The experiences and stories from other parents has been eye opening. Some I haven’t experienced myself and hearing how they dealt with their struggles is inspiring. Sharing my own opinions and experience from parenting with my own children and step children in hope I can offer some help and guidance to other parents like I have received. The Dadvengers community has grown in an amazing way and it is amazing to be a part of this community, especially for the Friday night banter like we are all a bunch of friends down the pub.

Thank you Dadvengers.

Eddie Pitt
Eddie Pitt

I can’t speak more highly about Dadvengers! In a time where the opportunities for mums to meet and talk can be commonplace, the online space offered by Dadvengers is invaluable for dads. Whilst being led by dads, the Friday night ‘Dad Chats Live’ offer all parents and carers the chance to meet
and talk about a range of parenting topics in a safe and non-judgmental environment. As a dad myself, I found the ability to just listen and learn, or contribute when I felt comfortable, really important and I’ll continue to encourage the wide range of dads I meet to seriously consider going along to a Dad Chats Live.

Raoul Lindsay, Mental Health Specialist

Dadvengers is such a warm and welcoming space. The dads are absolutely hilarious and the banter is so fast
paced it’s great.

But within the blink of an eye the tables can turn, and it can become so deep and emotional. The rawness and
realness of some of the chats shatter all the myths that surround fatherhood and masculinity and just allow you to
see the human side of parenting. It’s beautiful.

Then bam, just like that they are back to joking about each other’s hair-cuts like only guys can. I am so grateful
that they let mums join in

Obiele

Dadvengers has given me the confidence and motivation to begin to document life together with my son Joshua. It’s a really good outlet for us dads (and mums) to talk openly and honestly about various subjects surrounding parenting.
Great job Nigel.

James

Becoming a dad can be quite isolating for some men – including myself –  and the thought of reaching out for support and help is not always a comfortable feeling. This is where Dadvengers has helped to bridge a gap.

‘Dad Chats Live’ on a Friday night has provided us dads with a platform to talk openly and candidly about our fatherhood experiences, which is always guided and hosted with care by Nigel Clarke (possibly the Nick Fury of the Dadvengers?!).

Personally, I have been a part of the Dadvengers community from its first ‘Live’ outing on Instagram and I have had nothing but support, friendship and friendly banter from all the great people who take part. I have given support and have received it…even if it’s just a quick message to check in.

I have found the conversations enlightening and educational, but overall there is a sense of family within the community. It’s a place where you are not judged or ridiculed for sharing your emotions or feelings, but accepted as you are and given a voice to share your experiences…which is often going on in someone else’s parenting life as well.

What I love about Dadvengers is that it’s made up of parents from a variety of backgrounds, heritage, location and family set-up. This diversity makes us a solid community that can share our stories without judgement. Having such a variety of parents involved really does bring us all greater learning, greater understanding and helps us all become greater parents…even if it’s in the smallest of ways.
If you are a dad, mum, carer, adoptive parent or anything in between…Dadvengers is a place for you.

Tony

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