A parenting tune-up for Fathers

26 Jun, 2016

Dads play an essential role in raising their children.

This is why we are running a new course to help support them in what can be a challenging role. ‘Pit Stop – A Parenting Tune-Up for Fathers’ is an eight week course that is engaging, fun and above all, practical.

Research shows when dads are involved kids are better off, less likely to live in poverty, more likely to do better at school and more likely to have supportive relationships with mum & dad.

The Pit-Stop course will give dads the knowledge and skills to strengthen their relationship with their children.

Fathers will leave each week with new tools and skills as well as a better understanding of how to be the best dad they can be for their sons and/or daughters, whatever their ages. This is an opportunity to join a group of dads in a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere, getting tuned-up together.

Relationship Educator for mensplace Ken Rogers said being a father can be one of the most important roles a man will ever play.

“Research has shown that fully engaged fathers positively influences his child’s development emotionally, psychologically and physically from birth onwards,” he said.

“Make being the best Dad you can be your priority. You won’t be perfect, none of us are, but your kids will thank you in the years ahead and you’ll simply glow with pride when you see these young lives you’ve helped to form.”

The course is highly visual and suitable for new arrivals and those still learning English, with an entertaining multi-media presentation. It is relevant for Dads of children of all ages, from babies, right through to high-school age children. A comprehensive practical manual is included in the course.

Course details

When: Starts Wednesday 27 July.
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Where:West Leederville
Fee: $130 per person. Concession available.

Call 6164 0290 to book you place.

What do children need from their Dads?

  • Approval.
  • Support.
  • To listen without judging.
  • Acceptance.
  • Unconditional love.
  • To be proud of her/his dad.
  • To know they matter to us.
  • Time with us – quality time.
  • For us to take care of ourselves.
  • A good role model for how men should be.