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As a dad, you feel the pressure to be strong. You’re supposed to have all the answers and be able to handle anything. But the truth is, being a dad is hard. It’s okay to need help. We understand the challenges that dads face. We’re here to provide you with the support and resources you need to be the best dad you can be.

You & your partner

May 22nd, 2023|

Parenthood is a time of transition, requiring you & your partner to mobilise lots of your resources and energy to cope with it. New parents must adapt to a new role with enormous ongoing demands and responsibilities.

Getting support

April 17th, 2023|

Having a network of personal supporters can ease at least some of the burdens you are experiencing as a new Dad. Your support network can include your partner, your family members, mates or sporting club members or new contacts you make with local Dads you meet through your baby.

Solving problems

April 10th, 2023|

Solving problems is a skill that helps you when a difficult situation arises. It gives you a process for thinking through options, trying out possible solutions, and revising the game plan as needed to figure out what will really work for you, your partner and baby.

Looking after yourself

August 23rd, 2022|

In order to be a good father and partner, it is important that you look after yourself physically and emotionally. This means making sure you get sleep, exercise and eat well. Whilst doing these things at a time when there’s a new baby in the house might seem difficult, with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be impossible.

The role of father

June 23rd, 2022|

The traditional stereotype of a father as bread winner and disciplinarian has changed, with more dads playing a hands-on parenting role. But every father is different and the role doesn’t come with a job description.

7 Tips for Dads

February 5th, 2021|

Looking for some tips for dads? Focus on giving hands-on help with the practical things such as taking turns to settle the baby at night and let her know she has your emotional support too.

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