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Fathers are often viewed as “the fun parent” and it is common for kids to view their fathers as a second choice for comfort.
 
Although fathers in traditional paternal roles do not seem to be the strongest force for comforting within the family, they too can be the comforting parent as well! 

Dads can wake up to crying babies and tell their kids that it’s ok to cry when they’re in pain. Researchers have found that children reported higher pain tolerance and less pain overall when fathers were doing the comforting.
 
Read more here: https://bit.ly/3gd65Xb
 
At Centre for Fathering, our work to drive our nation-wide fathering movement, DADs for Life, continues despite the challenges Covid-19 has posed. We strive to inspire and mobilise fathers to become more involved with and be a good influence to their children.
 
We rely on the strong support of donors and sponsors to help us achieve our mission. Any contribution will help make a difference in reaching out to more fathers and strengthening families in Singapore!
 
Visit: https://www.giving.sg/cff/support_singapore_fathering_movement to 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗨𝗦 today!

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In the midst of fulfilling many responsibilities and roles, one significant role we as parents need to remember is being our child’s cheerleader. It’s easy to lose sight of this at times; you’re dashing between work, therapy appointments, and family commitments every day. It only takes a moment to let your children know you’re cheering for them. Even the smallest gestures can be slipped into your regular activities more easily than you may think.

Remember, you are your child’s biggest cheerleader! The encouragement, praise, and affirmations you give are just as powerful as your love. Cheer your child on in any situation or environment. Offering this form of positive reinforcement is vital and encouraged during sessions. Your support is essential in helping to turn some of the more difficult or frustrating moments into an opportunity to motivate!

Read more: https://bit.ly/3psQhUj

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As we celebrate Father’s Day this June, we’ve asked some Dads to share their thoughts on the roles they play in their children’s lives. 
 
<< 𝗝𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗲𝘀, 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝟰 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 (𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝟭 𝘁𝗼 𝟭𝟯) >>
 
“I usually play the role of "reminder(er)" and "playmate" for my 4 kids, ranging from ages 1 to 13. To my older school-going kids, I'm leaning more to make sure that they do their daily "to do list" and don't forget anything they need to do for school and home. So a lot of it has to do with repeating myself... 
To my younger kids, I try to have more fun with them and play the "clown" and enjoy seeing them laugh.
 
I really hope to be more of a "cheerleader" and "coach". As the kids grow older, they are more exposed to a variety of experiences and ideas from friends and media. I want to begin more "explorative" conversations with them to help them process what is happening around them, and their responses and reactions. I also want to encourage them to do their best in all that they do to unleash their fullest potential!”
 
This series is part of 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
 
Initiated in 2016, the Celebrating Fathers campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of active fatherhood with a line-up of exciting activities to celebrate Father’s Day every year. This campaign is jointly organised by Centre for Fathering, MumsforLife.sg, DADs for Life, Families for Life and Mediacorp, in support of the Made For Families SG initiative.
 
Find out more at 𝙬𝙬𝙬.𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙛𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨.𝙨𝙜!
 
#CelebratingFathers2021 #RolesOfAFather #DadsforLife #MumsforLife #FamiliesforLife #Mediacorp #MadeforFamilies #Parenting #Parenthood #FathersDay2021 #ThankYouDadSG2021 #Singapore
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Listen in as Richard Hoon, Honorary Chairman, and Keith Magnus, Chairman, discuss the work Centre for Fathering has done in the past two decades. 

Tune in to CNA938 this Saturday, 12 June 2021, at 12.10 pm here: https://live.melisten.sg/liveradio/cna938

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As we celebrate Father’s Day this June, we’ve asked some Dads to share their thoughts on the roles they play in their children’s lives.

<< 𝗗𝗔𝗗𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿, 𝗗𝗿 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗲 𝗧𝗮𝗻, 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝟯 𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝘆𝘀 >>

As a father, you play many roles in your children's lives - provider, protector, playmate, comforter, cheerleader, counsellor, coach.
 
1. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 1-2 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘺?
“A father’s role to provide and protect his family is quite instinctive to me. My wife is a very committed stay-at-home mum and being the sole breadwinner allows me to provide the family’s physical needs for food, clothes, shelter, etc. very naturally. Additionally, I’m to protect my family emotionally and spiritually from outside things that would be harmful or negative.”
 
2. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘺?
“My three boys are in their teenage years (18, 17 & 12) now; I need to engage them in supporting their individual pursuits. I hope to be a better cheerleader, counsellor and coach, i.e., to be a ‘consultant’ dad who can find effective ways to fit into their lives and enable them to hone their skills and grow their potential.”
 
This series is part of 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
 
Initiated in 2016, the Celebrating Fathers campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of active fatherhood with a line-up of exciting activities to celebrate Father’s Day every year. This campaign is jointly organised by Centre for Fathering, MumsforLife.sg, DADs for Life, Families for Life and Mediacorp, in support of the Made For Families SG initiative.
 
Find out more at 𝙬𝙬𝙬.𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙛𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨.𝙨𝙜!
 
#CelebratingFathers2021 #RolesOfAFather #DadsforLife #MumsforLife #FamiliesforLife #Mediacorp #MadeforFamilies #Parenting #Parenthood #FathersDay2021 #ThankYouDadSG2021 #Singapore
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As part of 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭, we are giving away 2,000 Family Packs for FREE! Each pack includes exclusive items in a custom designed tote bag, as well as entry materials and instructions for our 𝑮𝒆𝒕 𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑫𝒂𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕!
 
Register for your Celebrating Fathers Family Pack now at www.celebratingfathers.sg
 
Do also check out the list of exciting activities and promotions specially lined-up to celebrate Father’s Day!
 
Being an involved father is certainly not an easy task today, because a father plays many roles in the lives of his children and family. These roles comprise of being a provider, protector, playmate, comforter, cheerleader, counsellor and coach.

Highlighting the "Roles of a Father" during this COVID-19 season, Celebrating Fathers 2021 encourages Mums and children to appreciate Dads as they juggle multiple roles, so as to be the best for their families!
 
Celebrate Father's Day and spend some family time together with your dad. 
 
Initiated in 2016, the Celebrating Fathers campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of active fatherhood with a line-up of exciting activities to celebrate Father’s Day every year. This campaign is jointly organised by Centre for Fathering, MumsforLife.sg, DADs for Life, Families for Life and Mediacorp, in support of the Made For Families SG initiative.
 
Find out more at www.celebratingfathers.sg!
 
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As we celebrate Father’s Day this June, we’ve asked some Dads to share their thoughts on the roles they play in their children’s lives. 

First up in this series of sharing as part of 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏, we have:

𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐎𝐧𝐠, 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝟐 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 (𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝟏𝟑 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟖)

“I think as a Dad, the roles of provider and protector are central throughout our lives. As for the rest of the roles, it depends on the age or stage of their lives, and their personalities.

Our roles change and are dynamic based on their needs; from a playmate in their toddler years to a cheerleader in their adolescence. Generally, I see myself more as an “enabler” for my girls, rather than a coach or a counsellor; providing the environment and conditions for them to figure out and achieve what they want. This is in part due to the independent streak that my wife and I had observed in them since young, and personal ethos.”

Initiated in 2016, the Celebrating Fathers campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of active fatherhood with a line-up of exciting activities to celebrate Father’s Day every year. This campaign is jointly organised by Centre for Fathering, MumsforLife.sg, DADs for Life, Families for Life and Mediacorp, in support of the Made For Families SG initiative.

Stay tuned for more information about Celebrating Fathers!

#CelebratingFathers2021 #RolesOfAFather #DadsforLife #MumsforLife #FamiliesforLife #Mediacorp #MadeforFamilies #Parenting #Parenthood #FathersDay2021 #ThankYouDadSG2021 #Singapore
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Being an involved father is certainly not an easy task today, because a father plays many roles in the lives of his children and family. These roles comprise being a provider, protector, playmate, comforter, cheerleader, counsellor and coach.

Highlighting the “𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫” during this COVID-19 season, 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 encourages Mums and children to appreciate Dads as they juggle multiple roles to be the best for their families.

This pandemic has given fathers more time and opportunities to be involved with their families due to work-from-home measures and their children’s home-based learning. As such, fathers could do with more encouragement from those around them to remain inspired to overcome the difficulties of juggling these multiple roles. 

This year’s campaign aims to encourage fathers to persevere in these challenging times and thrive in these different roles so that they can experience the positive and meaningful impact their efforts have on their children and family.
 
Initiated in 2016, the Celebrating Fathers campaign seeks to raise awareness of the importance of active fatherhood with a line-up of exciting activities to celebrate Father’s Day every year. This campaign is jointly organised by Centre for Fathering, MUMs for Life, DADs for Life, Families for Life and Mediacorp, in support of the Made For Families initiative.

Find out more at www.celebratingfathers.sg!

#CelebratingFathers2021 #DadsforLife #MumsforLife #FamiliesforLife #Mediacorp #MadeforFamilies #Parenting #Parenthood #FathersDay2021 #ThankYouDadSg2021 #Singapore
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When a man becomes a father, his roles multiply. Not only is he responsible for himself and the mother of his children, but he is also given the ultimate responsibility of raising another human life.

This requires that he learn to wear many different hats and wear them well. Here are some important roles of a father.

𝗥𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿

𝟏. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫: meet the child's physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual needs
𝟐. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫: protect the child from all harm (physical, verbal, and emotional)
𝟑. 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞: engage in recreational activities with the child
𝟒. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫: provide comfort through empathy and a soothing presence
𝟓. 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫: build the child's self-esteem through affirmation and encouragement
𝟔. 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐫: help the child grow in maturity through developing the child's self-awareness and self-management
𝟕. 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡: impart morals and values, help the child form healthy habits, and provide guidance to the child in the aspects of life, career, and relationships

We know how challenging it can be for the many roles a dad needs to uphold. We are here to support you to become effective fathers. Learn how to start right in our 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 workshop. Find out more here: www.fathers.com.sg/bpp
 
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Family roles play a very important part in healthy family functioning. Understanding the roles each of us play makes it easier for families to handle the ups and downs of everyday family life.

Whether we are talking about the roles we play such as mother; father; or child, or the functional roles we play such as peacemaker; comedian; or leader, each of us is necessary for our families to be successful.

Here are four suggestions to consider when it comes to the roles in your family:

🔸 Establish Clear Roles - Each family member should know and accept what their role is. This way, we can better understand what is expected of everyone in the family.

🔸 Be fair - The roles should be spread so that no one is overburdened. One person should not be expected to take on more responsibilities than is fair or appropriate.

🔸 Be flexible - There will be times when our roles need to be modified or changed. Success in family life comes from our ability to change and adapt when necessary.

🔸 Support one another - Appreciate the roles we all play and offer support to one another. A simple thank you goes a very long way. Be one another's biggest cheerleaders for each and every contribution made.

Read the full article: https://momitforward.com/strengthening-family-relationships-through-familial-roles/

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Dads play such a pivotal role in a child's upbringing. When it comes to parenting, it can sometimes feel like fathers are second best. In reality, although a mother's love is important and special, having an active father figure plays an equally important role in a child's healthy development.

5 important ways fathers impact child development:

🔸 Increase intellect: Dad might be a bit of a goofball, but an active father can help increase your child's emotional intelligence and problem-solving capabilities.

🔸 Boost confidence: The emotional support provided by a father to his child is a priceless gift. By helping kids understand how much they are valued and loved, children with supportive fathers demonstrate a greater tolerance for stress/frustration, less hesitation/fear in new situations and an increased ability to resist peer pressure and stand up for themselves.

🔸 Someone to look up to: Fathers provide a positive male role model for their children and help to promote/reinforce good behaviours. 

🔸 Provide a different perspective: Children are naturally full of questions, and mothers and fathers approach those questions differently. Active fathers have a unique opportunity to share their perspective on life and teach their kids valuable life skills!

🔸 Feel the love: It's the most obvious thing to say, but that doesn't make it any less important – having an active father makes a child feel loved!

Being an active father is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Interested in finding 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

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Parents all lead busy lives and are often pulled in all directions. So when the kids are playing quietly – or not so quietly, but happily – it’s the perfect opportunity to get some chores done and tick something off the never ending to-do list.

However, it’s really important to stop checking off the never-ending to-do list and play along with the kids as a whole family as family time helps children feel valued and part of a team, not forgetting too that it helps strengthen parent-child relationships. Here are some tips to incorporate playtime into your family routine:

🔸 The top tip though, is not to overthink it. Get involved, play, laugh, and you will soon start to see the benefits of family play. And you’ll probably start to really enjoy it and look forward to it as well as the kids.

🔸 Schedule in family play dates when you know everyone will be home and build the excitement with little ones in the lead up to it!

🔸 Get outside and kick a ball around the garden, or play on the swings, or even go and build a camp in the woods. If the weather is bad, get the coats and wellies out and splash in the puddles. 

🔸 Start a board game tournament, where you keep scores each week. This will help you keep to regular play dates and will encourage children to get involved. All children love to beat their parents! 😉

🔸 Create teams for games. Mum goes with the youngest and dad goes with the eldest. This will create friendly rivalry and also help to open communication channels within the teams.

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