“I reached out to this program when I was a new dad because I felt like I didn’t know many other new dads,” says Nat. “Working full-time, I didn’t have many opportunities to go out and connect with them. My wife was a part of some daytime programs and I saw how much they were able to do for her.”
He knows that it’s not easy for many new fathers, who either aren’t prepared for their new role in the family or don’t know how to connect with community supports.
“Everybody says, ‘Be a dad! Be a part of your kid’s life!’ but a lot of people haven’t had a good role model to be able to teach them what to do.”
Competing opinions and advice for male caregivers can also be distracting.
“There are a million books out there on how to be a dad. You read one, and it contradicts the last one,” he says.
One of the best things about the program is that it offers a safe, judgment-free zone for fathers who want to learn from and support each other.
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