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Dads are becoming more involved in their children’s lives from the very start. This close involvement of fathers in looking after their children brings crucial benefits. 
 
Children with involved Dads have improved well-being, are better adjusted and less likely to be involved in crime.  Dads’ support in caregiving of children also enables Mums to play a more equal part in the labour market, boosting earnings and career potential. 
 
A strong partnership between Dads and Mums makes it easier for men and women to be successful parents and will encourage others to have children! 
 
Interested to find out how you can be more involved in your child’s life? Learn more about the basic skills needed to be Effective Parents (Involvement, Consistency, Awareness, and Nurturance) in our 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 workshop. 

Find out more here: www.fathers.com.sg/parent

#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #WorkLifeBalance #Parenting #Workshops #FamilyFriendly #HumanResource #HR #Singapore

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To all wonder mums, Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️
 
Dads, honour your wife this Mother’s Day by making her feel special, appreciated and loved. 
 
Help your younger children write her a heartfelt note or throw a family picnic in the park. Or support the kids in making her breakfast in bed!
 
“𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑑𝑜 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟.” - Theodore Hesburgh

#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #MothersDay #Singapore
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Michael Jordan once said: 
"𝑀𝑦 𝑓𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑡'𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑, '𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑙 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡𝑟𝑦.'"
 
Dads, your encouragement means the world to your children. Your words of confidence and affirmation from their childhood will continue to give them strength and positivity throughout their growing years.
 
Remember to use encouraging and positive words as you interact with your child today! 
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Singapore
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The best gift a father can give his children, is to love their mother!
How was Mother's Day? Do we only appreciate all mother figures on just this day?
On this special Mother's Day edition of Ordinary Fathers, Shawn speaks to Cheryl Ng, Head of MUMs for Life (MFL), as she shares her experience as a mum of 4 adult children, the ever changing and demanding roles of mums, and the plans MFL has for the future.
Make the date! 12 May 2021, Wednesday at 8.30pm! Spread the word around, like and share!
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Early father-baby interactions are much more important than previously assumed. Research has shown that involving dads more from the start can have many benefits. And play, regardless of whether it’s calm or boisterous, is particularly beneficial.
 
Babies whose dads were more active and engaged during play had fewer behavioural difficulties at age one compared to those with more distant or detached dads. They also did better in cognitive tests at two, for example, in recognising shapes.
 
“Play is the language of childhood: it’s the way children explore the world, it’s how they build relationships with other children,” says Paul Ramchandani. He studies play in education, development and learning at the University of Cambridge. 
 
The first three years of your baby’s life are the formative years. Learn how to start right in our 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 workshop. 

Find out more here: www.fathers.com.sg/bpp
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Workshop #Singapore
 
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Centre for Fathering and DADs for Life partnered the Ministry of Social and Family Development to run the first-ever men’s only conversation on Singapore Women’s Development last evening.

This topic concerns fathers because it impacts our Mums, Wives and Daughters. We hope that this session will add value to the Government’s efforts to craft appropriate policies to support the development of women in Singapore. 

It has been a fruitful online session with open and honest sharing and we look forward to more of such conversations in future!

#DadsforLife #mumsforlife
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Happy Labour Day to all! You deserve a good break!

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Many dads share responsibility with their wives and approach their role in the family as an equal partnership with their spouse.

Many dads share the role of providing for the family with their wives as well as play active roles in caring for the children and completing other domestic duties. 

This shared responsibility helps dads to establish a stronger father-child connection. Dads experience a high level of emotional warmth in their relationships with their kids from the large amount of time they spend together.

We know how challenging it can be for the many hats a dad needs to wear - a father, a husband, a man. We are here to support you to become effective fathers. Learn how to balance work and parenthood in our Parenting The Growing Years workshop. Find out more here: www.fathers.com.sg/parent

#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #WorkLifeBalance #Parenting #Workshops #FamilyFriendly #HumanResource #HR #Singapore

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In today’s high-pressure society, companies can support employees by making flexible work requests accessible to both working fathers and mothers. 

For most men, supporting their family is instinctive. And whilst that traditionally translates as bringing home the bacon, most dads also desire to spend more time with family and would appreciate flexible practices in the workplace.

You can support your employees with family-friendly practices such as Eat With Your Family Day (EWYFD). The EWYFD initiative seeks to encourage organisations to arrange for their employees to leave work at 5pm, one Friday every quarter, so that they can enjoy a meal with their families.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐄𝐖𝐘𝐅𝐃 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟖 𝐌𝐚𝐲! 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 ➡ www.fathers.com.sg/ewyfd
 

#EatWithYourFamilyDay #EWYFD #DadsforLife #MumsforLife #WorkLifeBalance #Parenting #FamilyFriendly #HumanResource #HR #Singapore #SG

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Gone are the days when fathers were expected to put work first and family last. Today’s working fathers want to be successful both in their careers and at home. But many have discovered that they are enmeshed in a career that, despite the merits, may no longer fit their full range of life priorities. This keeps them from feeling fully successful at work and home. 

If you find yourself in this situation, you may not need to change as much as you think to impact your work and life significantly. Sometimes a mindset change is enough. Look for opportunities to change within your current role first, and if more significant changes are needed, expand outward from there. 

Here are some steps to take to align your career choices with your priorities better:

✔ Explore flexible and remote work
✔ Prioritise father-friendly employers;
✔ Consider different industry sectors;
✔ Recognise and adjust to financial trade-offs

Fatherhood is one of the most challenging jobs and the biggest responsibility you will ever take on. Learn how to balance work and parenthood and grasp the basic skills needed to be Effective Parents in our 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 workshop. Find out more here ➡ www.fathers.com.sg/parent

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognise and manage emotions in ourselves and others. It is a valuable skill for dads and is also something we can teach our children. 

Dads can help their children develop EQ and the good news is that it is a skill that can be taught from a very young age.

So whatever age they are, there are lots of things you can do to help develop emotional intelligence for kids. Here are a few ideas:

✔️ Model it yourself
✔️ Validate the kid’s emotions
✔️ Role-playing games
✔️ Talk about emotions

Learning the ropes of fathering is an ongoing process. At Centre for Fathering, we have programmes catering to fathers at all life stages.

Equip yourself with skills in the four core functions of an effective father: involvement, consistency, awareness and nurturance from our ICAN Fathering workshop which is packed with practical fathering tips backed by the latest research.

You will get to hear from other father participants too. Sign up for it here: fathers.com.sg/father
 
#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Workshop #Singapore

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According to the American Psychological Association, a father’s contributions to his child’s social, emotional and cognitive development is now known to be just as impactful as that of a mother’s. 

Psychologist Marc Brackett, Ph.D., from Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence has found that children who receive emotional support from their dads are less likely to struggle with behavioral problems or substance abuse, and do better in school and in their relationships with others.

It takes patience, practice and commitment to acquire emotional intelligence as a parent but the rewards are immeasurable! Your child is watching, listening and learning by your example.

Learning the ropes of fathering is an ongoing process. At Centre for Fathering, we have programmes catering to fathers at all life stages.
 
Equip yourself with skills in the four core functions of an effective father: involvement, consistency, awareness and nurturance from our ICAN Fathering workshop. These are the qualities that will bring the best out of your child and create a deep and lasting bond between you and your child. Find out more here: fathers.com.sg/father
 

#DadsforLife #MumsforLife #Parenting #Parenthood #Workshop #Singapore

Source: https://bit.ly/3cYEkRs
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