5 MYTHS OF FATHERHOOD
- 1. Only the expectant mother’s feelings are important.
- 2. Newborns don’t really need their fathers.
- 3. Men don’t know how to care for young children.
- 4. Men who focus on their children can’t make it in the work world.
- 5. You are destined to be just like your own father.
CHALLENGE the 5 MYTHS OF FATHERHOOD
- 1. Take time to reflect becoming (being) a father is affecting you.
- 2. Hold, rock, and talk to your newborn right from birth.
- 3. Learn how to change, naps, give baths, feed and be a part of daily life.
- 4. Consider what career compromises you are willing to make that gives time to your child.
- 5. Take what you like about your father (other influential men) to create your own “dad identity”.
10 Reasons WHY you matter:
- 1. You, too, can tuck in, teach how to ride a bike, assist with dating.
- 2. Your genes assist in making that puzzle- YOUR CHILD!
- 3. Your partner needs you in child rearing, as a sounding board, as head of the household!
- 4. You’ll help raise brainy, socially oriented children.
- 5. Father-child closeness is a crucial in mental health stability awareness. You are their Guide.
- 6. Successful adults, particularly women, tend to have fathers that respect(d) and encourage(d) them.
- 7. Do well as a father, when it’s your child’s time they will do well as a parent.
- 8. Father’s positive presence assists children from serving jail time.
- 9. Father’s positive involvement in a daughter’s life helps her to be happier later. You are the blue print she uses in a committed relationship.
- 10. Father’s presence helps their child’s self- esteem elevate, friendliness shown, and having trust of others.
The Shirt off His Back, Parry “EbonySatin” Brown; One World Mass Market Edition, 2006
Becoming Dad Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, Leonard Pitts, Jr.; Longstreet Inc., 1999
FATHERHOOD, Bill Cosby; Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986
Growing into a Dad IS a state of mind that you, the man, have committed to work on & through daily.