June 2020 Media Coverage

Channel News Asia, June 15

Celebrating Fathers 2020 Goes Online


CNA938 Morning Show, June 19, 8.10am

Interview with Bryan Tan on role of fathers during the circuit breaker.


CNA938 Singapore Today, June 19, 5.50pm

Interview with Shawn Quek on dads working from home and juggling family responsibilities such as helping children with home-based learning.

The New Paper, June 19

Leaders of the band: Dads bond with kids during circuit breaker


Yahoo News Singapore, June 20

Bryan Tan, CEO of the Centre for Fathering, speaks to Yahoo about what it takes to be a good father as well as the major issues dads face today, including the COVID-19 pandemic.


Straits Times, June 20

COVID-19 has given fathers a chance to bond with kids


On fathers today:

Dads today do not just want to be physically there for their kids, but also want to know how to be better fathers. This trend has been keeping family organisations like the Centre for Fathering, now in its 20th year, busy.

Its chief executive, Bryan Tan, has seen more hands-on papas participating in the non-profits’s fathering and father-child workshops. The centre is also behind DADs for Life, a national movement that organises initiatives such as Celebrating Fathers.

“I see more dads at the playgrounds and parks with their children today than when i was growing up. Many dads make the effort to accompany their children to school in the mornings,” Mr Tan says.

On how to better parent children:

Be a role model for resilience: Be mindful not to pass your stress to your children, says Mr Bryan Tan, chief executive of the non-profit Centre for Fathering and DADs for Life movement. Communicate how you feel and “seize every teachable moment” to show them how to deal with setbacks. This helps kids learn resilience and perseverance.

Strengthen your marriage: A solid union makes children feel most secure, Mr Tan says. “The best gift a dad can give his children is to love their mother.”

CNA938, Our Town on Weekend Life, June 21, 12pm

We continue our Father’s Day celebrations on Our Town and celebrate 20 years of empowering dads with Centre For Fathering/DadsforLife.sg. Our Town on Weekend Life with Susan Ng interviews Bryan Tan on this Father’s Day special.

Mediacorp Channel 8 News, June 21, 6.30pm (26:33 onwards)

David Ang, Centre for Fathering and DADs for Life volunteers share how fathers are celebrating Father’s Day amidst COVID-19 as well as about DADs for Life’s Father’s Day programmes.