A Memorable Weekend at Pulau Ubin

Group photo at Chek Jawa

Pulau Ubin is Singapore’s remaining hinterland, her last real kampong (‘village’ in Malay) and Singaporeans should rush to see it before it is pushed into oblivion by progress and development. That’s what a total of 24 fathers did with their children over two weekends in July. They had signed up for Centre For Fathering’s newest programme called Campout With Dad … Read More

Deepening outreach to the Indian community

DADs for Life kicked off Appa Valnaal Uravu (AVU) to better engage the local Indian community early this year. Appa Valnaal Uravu, which translates to “Dads life-long relationship” aims to boost bonding between Indian fathers and children as well as families. Bonding over colours A group of dedicated volunteers from AVU organised Holi with Dad which gathered fifty Indian families … Read More

Families bond through prison outreach

In 2018, DADs for Life engaged 120 incarcerated fathers and their families through equipping classes and outreach activities that were held in the Singapore prisons. These fathers were equipped through classes such as ICAN Fathering and Navigating the Teens Years workshops as well as father-child bonding activities during open visit sessions. During the visits, the incarcerated fathers and their families … Read More

Wives Appreciate Husbands – Sharing Kisses This Dad’s Day Out

Dad’s Day Out was celebrated differently on Father’s Day this year, with greater focus placed on Mums showing appreciation for Dads. Dad’s Day Out is the flagship event and culminating point of the yearly Celebrating Fathers movement’s month-long series of activities. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat and his wife graced the event, held at the … Read More

Celebrating Fathers with Special Needs Children at Cookie Making Workshop

Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin joined 12 pairs of fathers and their special needs children on May 26, 2019 to make cookies using a less-sugar recipe at a hands-on workshop hosted by chefs at My NoNNa’s. My NoNNa’s is a social enterprise who hires persons with handicap and special needs. The cookie making workshop was one of 90 father-child … Read More

Celebrating Fathers with Mums’ Appreciation for the Things Dads Do

The theme of this year’s Celebrating Fathers movement will be given a slight twist this year, with the spotlight placed on Mums. It will celebrate the role of Mums in supporting Dads to be the best fathers that they can be to their children. Themed “Fathers. For all the things you do. We love you”, Celebrating Fathers 2019 will encourage … Read More

Frankie and Tina Tan: A pillar of support for each other

On the occasion of Celebrating Fathers 2019, Dr Frankie Tan and his wife shared with us how they support each other as Dad and Mum. Marriage and parenting are priorities for Dr Frankie Tan, who is the Director of the Sport Science Medicine Centre, Singapore Sport Institute and his homemaker wife, Tina. As staying home can be an exhausting and … Read More

DADs@School Forum Addressed Fathering Challenges

DADs@School Forum 2019 gathered nearly 200 school leaders, parent support group and father group leaders as well as interested parents to discuss issues pertaining to fathering in schools on May 11, 2019. The Guest of Honour for the event was Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development. In conjunction with DADs for … Read More

Emotion Coaching Workshop

The Centre for Fathering–Dads for Life (CFF-DFL) held an Emotion Coaching workshop at their premises in “The Tennery” on 10 Nov 2018 to equip parents with useful handles on being an emotion coach to their children. It was conducted by Ruby Lee, a passionate and experienced Parenting Coach, Marriage Therapist & Counsellor, who is an Associate Trainer with CFF-DFL. Based … Read More

ICAN-Dads in Training

The Centre for Fathering–Dads for Life (CFF-DFL) held a ICAN training program at their premises in “The Tennery” on 20 Oct 2018 to equip dads with useful handles on fathering. It was conducted by 54 year old Parcsen Loke, a passionate and experienced Family Life Educator and Coach with CFF-DFL. ICAN which stands for Involvement, Consistency, Awareness and Nurturance, was … Read More