SKILLS WE TEACH
Parenting at eye level changes everything.
You have heard that to be a good dad you need to attend your sonâ€™s soccer games or other activities. True. But it takes more than that.
At The Fatherhood Project, we believe that being a good parent is about connecting with the emotional world of your child. In other words, you need to understand what it is like to be your son or daughter and really know how to talk to him or her.
Parenting at eye level changes everything. When parents and kids really connect, amazing things can happen.
Fathering Skills for Specific Groups
Some dads are up against tough challenges. For example, some dads struggle with substance abuse and violent behaviors. Some dads live away from their children and have infrequent contact. Some dads have two or more jobs and little time to see their children. These circumstances call for special strategies when it comes to relating to a child. The skills we teach can be targeted specifically for dads in such situations.
There is Hope
We understand that being a parent is difficult. Itâ€™s difficult for everyone. But we have developed a set of specific skills and strategies that anybody can learn.Contact Dr. Levy for fathering skills.
In our trainings, fathers learn...
To appreciate how important involved fathering is to childrenâ€™s behavior, academic success, and social and emotional development
To understand their feelings and why they act and react the way they do when relating to their children in ways that are not helpful
- Knowing yourself
- Recognizing your internal fatherâ€™s voice
To manage their own emotional reactions and change their behaviors, if needed
- Handling anger
- Showing affection
To understand why their sons and daughters act and react the way they do
To be able to determine which ways of relating to their sons and daughters are positive and which are unhelpful, and to interact differently with their kids and help their kids change their behaviors and grow up stronger
- Being a role model
As you can see, we have turned emotional and relational skills into specific fathering skills that anybody can learn.