Father’s Day is all very well but it’s…

Opinion: Father’s Day is all very well, but it’s step-fathers who deserve recognition.

The role of step-parent comes with no security, no authority, no legal protection and little gratitude. So why don’t we appreciate step-dads (and step-mums) more, asks Neil Lyndon.

Well, we should appreciate the good ones whenever we can. But in addition to, not instead of. Because…

How many of those adults – who are guilty of nothing more blameworthy than wanting to live with the person with whom they have fallen in love – have had a clue what they are getting into? Maybe not one in 100.

…may also mean you’re the reason their real dad only sees his kids every other weekend.