Learn to be a Dad

If your partner just found out that she is pregnant and is planning to become a parent, that means you are about to become a parent, too. This might seem scary, but you can handle this. Lots of guys are worried about becoming dads because, frankly, it’s a major change in lifestyle. Fortunately, we can offer you help from other guys who have been in your position and have since become stellar dads. They will offer you advice and guidance about what to do every step of the way to prepare yourself to be a parent and to prepare yourself to help your partner with all her needs.

Support from Other Dads

When you are dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, you will need support. No one understands what you are going through and how to help you through this situation better than other dads. These guys have been in your shoes, and now they are equipped with the knowledge to help you. They will address all your concerns and answer all your questions.

Knowledgeable Teachers

Since you are working with guys who are dads, they have already been through this. All those questions that you have and fears that you are feeling – they have been through all of that. They lived and they learned. Now they are ready to pass along that knowledge to you.

Advice from Dads

When you work with mentor dads, they will have plenty of advice to share. Some of the most important things they will tell you include:

  • Listening. This situation involves more than just you. Make sure you pay attention to the needs of your partner.
  • Remaining Calm. Your partner needs your support. As much as you might want to get angry or display your frustration, do your best to control your emotions. The two of you truly are partners. You need to work together in a calm, respectable manner.
  • Being Honest. While it is important to manage your emotions, that does not mean you should hide things from your partner. Feel free to share how you are feeling. She will appreciate your openness, and the sharing of feelings will bring you two closer together.

Fathering in 15 Online Learning Experience

Richland Pregnancy Services also offers the opportunity for dads to learn online. Fathering in 15 is an interactive, online tool that helps men build the knowledge and skills they need to be the best dads they can be. Anytime. Anywhere. There is no need to sign up, just go to f15.fatherhood.org/rpsi and use email dick@richlandpregnancy.com for your questions and answers! Complete all 15 lessons and you will earn $15 in Dad Dollars to use in the RPS Boutique for diapers, wipes, baby clothes, car seats and more!


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