Involved dads: top 5 confidence boosters mums tell us was brought into this world by Wellington-based dads Scott Lancaster, Eric Mooij and Stefan Korn who recognised the need for a dedicated website for fathers. Based on their own experiences of struggling to find useful parenting related information specifically aimed at dads they created

The other day we ran a workshop at the Parents Centre conference on the importance of invovled dads. We got some great feedback from mums about things they said (or did) that made a real difference to their partners' fathering experience. So here's the list of 5 awesome things mums can do or say to boost their partners' confidence about being an involved dad:

    * say "I don't know what to do" - mums don't always magically know just what to do with a newborn baby ... but it makes all the difference to admit that sometimes
    * bite your tongue every now and then - dads will work things out, they always don't need to be told what to do
    * trust dad to be alone with the little one for a day (don't leave elaborate lists and instructions behind)
    * accept that dads will do things differently - that doesn't mean their way of doing it is wrong
    * keep it light - humour is a great way to overcome the stresses of parenthood

Thanks to everyone who participated in the workshop and shared their stories and experiences!

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