Focus on Fathers is an on-line fatherhood parenting program especially for dads. Amanda Griswold says that “previous research shows that children whose fathers are involved in their daily care, such as feeding, bathing, and playing together, tend to be more confident; and, as children grow older, they enjoy stronger social connections with peers. Furthermore, fathers who care for, nurture, and play with their babies raise children with higher IQs and children with better language and cognitive skills.”

Join  Amanda and other extension educators for the Spring series (dates below).  We know that fathers play a critical role in a child’s healthy growth and development. The father-child or father figure-child connection is so important in building a strong foundation in language, critical thinking, physical skills sets, social–emotional learning, and more! Let’s celebrate and equip our Fathers!

*  April 21 – Standing Up For Yourself      *  April 28 – Rock Star, Sports Star, Super Star?
*  May 5 – Take a deep Breath                 *   May 12 – Changing the Way You Look at the World

Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings via zoom, and will run from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We hope you join us!  Attend one or all of the sessions.   Register HERE  or call the Extension office for more information at 608-326-0227.

Involved fathers enhance their children’s communication skills because they tend to ask children questions, which builds vocabulary and conversational skills. Positive father involvement includes direct interaction with children, including caregiving and shared activities.