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In our upcoming Ordinary Fathers Facebook Live session, we speak to a Dad who does a job that has seen a boom in the last 2-3 years. Come rain or shine, he gets the job done. Yes, we are talking about delivery jobs! Find out from our guest about his experience thus far and how he juggles work and family.

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Our annual AMP-CFF Seminar is back ! 

Nurturing mental wellness has become increasingly important in recent years. As parents, especially for fathers, how do we support mental wellness in the family?

This yearโ€™s webinar aims to provide the fundamentals of promoting and improving mental wellness in the family; and to empower parents in building a supportive eco-system for positive family functioning. 

Itโ€™s FREE. 

Join us on Saturday, 25 September!

Register @ https://tinyurl.com/AMParenting2021 today. 

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Clinical psychologist Samantha Rodman wrote that Dads might just be the new Supermoms, "with all the attendant guilt, self-imposed high standards, and societal disapproval for admitting anything less than rapture and delight with parenting."

On top of that, experts have warned that parenthood can be isolating for new dads, and they need support.

Here are some ways to manage stressors:

โœ” ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ - According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, creating healthy and consistent routines can promote more calm in the house. Even simple things like keeping morning and bedtime routines can improve a sense of order.

โœ” ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ - Family and friends are only a phone call away. Don't be afraid to call someone you love and say you are having a hard time.

โœ” ๐—š๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ - There are times when you may slip up on some chores, and that's ok. Give yourself some 'me' time by finding a window. For example, wake up before everyone does or when everyone has gone to bed.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3tPpFPv

To help you with your parenting journey, Centre for Fathering has on-going programmes catered to mums and dads at all life stages. We are here to support you to become effective parents. 
 
Find out more about our programmes and workshops here: fathers.com.sg/programmes
 
We are offering ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป-๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐——๐—”๐——๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ & ๐— ๐—จ๐— ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜€ from now until 31 December 2021!
 
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โ€œMy most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.โ€ - Winston Churchill 
 
Dads, is that true for you? ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
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There are many ways a husband can show his love towards his wife. And one thing that cannot be overlooked is the importance of showing appreciation in maintaining a happy marriage. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ
 
Here are some ways husbands can show appreciation to their wives:

โค๏ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ - write her little notes regularly to let her know youโ€™re thinking of her and thank her for all that she is doing for the family!
โค๏ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป - every wife and mother needs time out to chill and indulge in her hobbies.
โค๏ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜‡๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ - do things for her and with her even if those activities make you feel uncomfortable. Perhaps you donโ€™t like attending parties, but if your wife loves them, then go along even if youโ€™d rather watch TV at home.
โค๏ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ - be her partner in managing the home and taking care of the children. 
 
Read more here: https://bit.ly/3leywGt
 
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The fourth edition of the Malay Muslim Fathering Month (Bulan Kebapaan), an initiative by Centre for Fathering (CFF) and Bapa Sepanjang Hayat (BSH) which aims to encourage active fathering among Malay Muslim fathers โ€“ kicked off last weekend with a series of online and physical activities between September to December. 
 
CFF honours fathers through our yearly Celebrating Fathers initiative during Fatherโ€™s Day in June. However, the Malay Muslim community is not able to join in the celebrations due to Ramadan and Hari Raya. As such, CFF and BSH organise the Malay Muslim Fathering Month in September each year so that Malay Muslim fathers and their families can participate in family bonding activities after the busy Hari Raya period.
 
Some of the activities taking place during this yearโ€™s Malay Muslim Fathering Month include a father-children day camp, dragon boating and trail cycling as well as a jamming competition โ€“ where fathers and children pair up to showcase their musical talents. Also upcoming is a special programme for fathers and their daughters to spend time getting to know each other and build a stronger relationship. There will also be virtual fathering talks and a parenting seminar on mental wellness in children organised by AMP Singapore and BSH.

For more information, follow the @BapaSepanjangHayat Facebook page.

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We know we should be spending quality time with our children. But there are times when youโ€™re just out of ideas about finding things to do together. Itโ€™s even more difficult if we intend to disconnect from our devices and mindfully spend time connecting offline with our children.
 
Here are some suggestions that you can explore and make memories together with your children that don't require a device. 
 
๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€
โœ” Take a walk, cycle or scoot in the park. 
โœ” Go for an adventure on a walking trail in Singapore to discover the sights and sounds of nature. Check out https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves for a list of trekking and nature walks. 
โœ” Sensory play is always fun for both children and adults. Indulge in some fun through painting or playing with sand. You can also do it at home!

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€
โœ” Try out some new hobbies that you will enjoy as a family such as baking, cooking or attending a sports class. 
โœ” Explore new activities together such as go-karting or taking part in escape rooms. Check out https://honeykidsasia.com/things-to-do-with-teenagers-in-singapore/ for an idea of what teens like to do and explore them together.
 
For more tips, download the ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ: https://www.betterinternet.sg/-/media/Resources/PDFs/Parents-Guides/Clique-Click.pdf

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The best way to build a strong family bond is to create a shared experience and the best experiences also come from spending time together. 
 
A family garden created and cared for with your children can be a great family activity. 
 
Gardening with children comes with these benefits:

โ˜˜๏ธ Enhances the ability to plan and organise
โ˜˜๏ธ Teaches patience & responsibility
โ˜˜๏ธ Introduce science concepts and develop math skills
โ˜˜๏ธ Encourage healthy eating
 
@tumbleweedplantssg is celebrating four years of business and they're running a charity sale with special deals and 4% of their sales proceeds will be donated to Centre for Fathering.
 
If you are on a quest to get new plants for your family garden, do support them! Visit tumbleweedplants.com for more details. 
 
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Hope you had a wonderful device-free meal with your family on Eat With Your Family Day (EWYFD).

Eating with your family is one of lifeโ€™s simple pleasures and an ideal way to foster familial bonds. 

Here is a snippet of what the team at DADs for Life & MUMs for Life did for their families on EWYFD. 

Treasure your family, eat with your family.

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Congratulations to our 6 giveaway winners! We have contacted you, so do check your Facebook messenger inbox or Instagram DM inbox! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today (Friday, 3 Sep) is Eat with Your Family Day (EWYFD)! Even though we are busy working from home, do try to set aside some quality time, put away all devices and bond with your loved ones over dinner! ๐Ÿ’•

Find out more about EWYFD: https://fathers.com.sg/ewyfd
 
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๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ

Enjoy great offers from these eateries and retailers specially curated for you and your family.

Visit https://fathers.com.sg/ewyfd/deals/ for details

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Treasure Your Family, Eat With Your Family. As a father, what do you need to keep going? For Raymond, it was: โ€œDear, doctor says we are expecting our second kid.โ€ 

Raymond was once a millionaire who fell into gambling, turning him into an addict. When he gambled away his last cent, he considered taking the extreme way out. That message from his wife saved his life. 

There are fathers out there who are struggling silently but their families keep them going. After having his second child, Raymond is now a chef at a hawker centre. He understands the importance of spending time with his family after his ordeal with gambling and mental health. He practises Eat With Your Family Day by closing his shop early to spend more time with his children and wife. 

Brought to you by Centre for Fathering, MUMS for Life and DADs for Life, in partnership with Families for Life and in support of the Made For Families initiative, Eat With Your Family Day (EWYFD) is an ongoing effort to encourage organisations to arrange for employees to leave work at 5 pm on the last Friday of every school term so that they can head home for dinner with their families. 

Letโ€™s treasure the time we have with our families and encourage our employees to do so. Sign your company up for EWYFD. Find out more at fathers.com.sg/ewyfd. 

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