Learn about parenting

Take the opportunity to read books and websites, listen to talks and discuss fathering (and, more generally, parenting) with others. We have all had different experiences (good and bad) of being parented, but this should not be our only reference in determining how we will parent our own children.

  • The Fathering Project website and resources are a good place to start.
  • Share your parenting experiences with your partner so you know where you are both coming from as you parent your children.
  • If you learn of an idea you want to try – give it a go, but remember that it may take a while and some perseverance to see results.

Resources:

The importance of father figures

Kids need a strong male role model in their life. A strong father figure is important in a child's life, particularly when the father is not around or not interested. Listen here as Bruce Robinson talks about why it is important to have a strong father figure in a child's life.

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Fathering is self-sacrificial

As a father your child's needs come before your own.