Involved fathers make strong families. Our aim is to provide resources for dads to learn and grow at every stage of fatherhood.
The quality of relationships that a man has is just as important to his health as is going to the doctor, eating right, and exercising. Men with strong social networks are healthier than men with weak ones. It is vital that fathers have people in their lives with whom they feel safe to share their feelings and to talk about the challenges of fatherhood. No one understands better what it means to be a man and father than does another man and father. (National Fatherhood Initiative)
Being Dad workshops
Quiet struggles: they’re almost synomymous with manhood. Too often men choose to white-knuckle through a problem rather than ask for help. Fatherhood is one of those struggles. Our Being Dad workshops create a place where men can learn about fatherhood alongside other men. Each workshop is designed to provide real “how to’s” for working through problems and questions that fathers are struggling with.
- Understanding your relationship with your own father
- Identity & purpose
- Managing your emotions
- Your health/caring for yoourself
- Processing grief and loss
- Being a man + a dad
- You and mom
- Healthy relationships
- Work-family balance
- Confict management
- Understanding & preventing domestic violence
The Dr. Dad series covers the basics of caring for your baby.
- The Well Child: teaches dads about child temperament, crying, nutrition, immunizations
- The Injured Child: teaches dads how to properly handle burns, scrapes, and choking
- The Safe Child: teaches dads about safety in the car, safety in the kitchen, and parental anger
- The Sick Child: teaches dad’s how to handle their child’s fevers, common cold, and dehydration
- Managing sibling rivalries
- My child is being bullied at school. What should I do?
- Effective consequences & discipline
- Technology is ruining our family. What can I do?
- The anxious child
- What to do when you get angry with your child
- The aggressive child
- Managing power struggles with your teenager
- Risky behavior
- My teenager won’t listen
- The emotionally distant teen
- I love my child, but sometimes I don’t like him
- The disrespectful teen
- How to maintain influence as your child grows up
- Should I let my teenager fail?
How does it work?
- Answer the question: “What are the biggest struggles of the Dads I serve?”
- Look through the workshop topics and see if something would help.
- Determine the best format to serve the most men:
- Small group setting
- Sunday school/education setting
- Men’s breakfast
- One lesson
- Series of lessons delivered over a few weeks
- Large group setting
- Half-day seminar/conference
- Men’s retreat
- Contact us to talk about scheduling.
“I take this stuff home and read it at night before I go to bed.”