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

Game for a Lifetime

In his speech at our Dads on the Greens 2018 Charity Event post-game dinner, Guest-of-Honour and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan asked 3 questions to the sponsors and guests: For our golfers at the event, many of us being busy dads, we were also “coming home”. Getting out on the course would also remind us of 3 questions … Read More

Sustaining the Boleh spirit in parenting!

On the bright Sunday morning of 16th September 2018, well before 9am, it was already full attendance at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre. Some 100 Malay couples turned up, well dressed and spritely, eagerly awaiting the start of the third annual parenting seminar jointly organised by the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) and the Centre for Fathering (CFF-DFL). Titled … Read More

Adventure Camp with Dad

What sets Centre for Fathering – Dads for Life’s (CFF-DFL) Adventure Camp with Dad apart as an outstanding father-child bonding programme is its immediate, action-oriented approach to helping them build trust and remove barriers in their relationships. The camp has positively impacted the lives of many families since 2001. “In other programmes, we sit and listen to the speaker who gives us tips on … Read More

A Rewarding Year with Bapa Sepanjang Hayat

Mr Abdul Hadi Bin Mohamed Salleh (Hadi) and his wife, Mdm Salmi Bte Idris, got to know about Bapa Sepanjang Hayat (BSH), the Malay-Muslim community in the Dads for Life (DFL) movement, when they attended a parenting seminar in September 2017 organised by Centre for Fathering-Dads for Life (CFF-DFL) and the Association of Muslim Professionals Singapore (AMP).  Hadi and Salmi are parents of four sons and … Read More

DFL Camp 2018 @ Singapore Sports Hub

Dads for Life (DFL) Camp 2018 was a highlight in the nation-wide Celebrating Fathers movement to recognise the important role fathers play in their families and to encourage active fatherhood. 200 father-child pairs participated in the fun-filled, sports-themed camp which began in the afternoon of 16 June and ended in the morning of 17 June –Father’s Day! Coinciding with the … Read More

Honouring Fathers and Grandfathers

Centre for Fathering-Dads for Life (CFF-DFL), in partnership with Mediacorp, announced the kickoff of this year’s Celebrating Fathers 2018 at a press conference on 17 May 2018. This nationwide initiative to honour fathers continues a tradition of month-long celebratory activities over June, and culminates in a Dad’s Day Out event on Father’s Day. Celebrating Fathers this year explores one area of … Read More