Developing a new family structure as a stepdad can be challenging. You may want to jump in right away and establish your role, or you may be hesitant to get involved at all. There can be tension between you and your new partner about how to do things.
Did you know that men experience emotions equally, if not more intensely than women do? Men tend to hide their emotions or withdraw, whereas women are more likely to express their feelings directly and seek the support of friends and family. What matters most as a dad, is that you work on your emotional wellness and take important steps to help your children develop emotional wellness.
Are you a soon-to- be dad or a dad with a young baby? Are you a mom with a baby on the way, young child, or family support worker who wants to support dads? If so, then you may enjoy this week’s Facts for Fathers, Daddy, I Need You. It’s about the importance of dad’s care and interaction to supporting child brain development and how dads can build strong bonds with their young children.
In less than 10 minutes, dads can make play a great way to connect with their children, release stress, and create memories. We hope you find time for play – no matter the age of your children.
At Dad Central our vision is to see every child have access to an involved, responsible and devoted dad. We exist to connect, inspire and train dads and communities to build healthy children together.
As we approach the fall of 2021 and a post-pandemic world, we’re starting a new blog series that goes back to the basics. It’s our Facts For Fathers series.
Dad Central’s vision is to see an involved, responsible and devoted dad for every child. To help achieve this vision, we’d like to simplify what it means to be a positively involved dad. It’s also important that we communicate our position that healthy families come in many forms. What is also true from research is that positive father involvement is essential.