Friday, June 15, 2012

Dads are Important!

All men are partners in parenting. Conscious Fathering classes help new dads begin their journey to fatherhood with an understanding of basic childcare skills and a philosophy that  will last a lifetime. 

So what is Conscious Fathering exactly?  

Conscious Fathering is a proactive approach to new fatherhood, and it’s more than just infant care! It’s about building a definition that empowers men to feel as though they can do this, they can be and good fathers, and they can do it from the very first moments of their baby’s life.

This class offers men insight into preparing for those precious first few months of a baby’s life. It covers how to meet the baby's basic needs: to be fed, burped, comfortable, rested, and responded to when they cry.  This is great opportunity for daddies-to-be!

We also discuss how to begin to develop your own definition of what kind of father you want to be and how you want to interact with your child. Our children need fathers as much as they need mothers, and fathers’ involvement in the lives of their kids is an integral part of healthy development. How you care for your child from the very first day will build the foundation for your relationship through the years. Are you ready to embrace fatherhood, immerse yourself in your child’s life, and strive to be a true partner in all aspects of your child’s development?

Fathers will learn how using “Parenting C.P.R.,” a philosophy that teaches dads (and moms) to be “consistent, predictable, and reliable” in meeting the needs of their children. Every attendee receives a doll they can use during the class! They learn that a baby has five basic needs, that these needs create a cycle of care, and that their job is to not only react to their baby’s needs, but to anticipate what the next need may be. In using the dolls to practice with, they can simulate holding,  burping, changing, and swaddling a baby. A lot of emphasis is placed on caring for the crying infant. Different ideas for soothing baby are discussed –in addition to making sure everyone caring for the baby has a plan to deal with frustration. 

This 2.5 hour class is offered every month at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Northwest Plaza, Classroom 6.  Classes are held on the first Saturday of each month, from 9:30 am- 12 noon.

To register for classes or for more information click HERE!

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