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Healthy Lives As Fathers

The connections between fathering and health are becoming more evident.Becoming a father provides new motivation for many men to start really thinking about their own health so they can live a full and long life to see their children grow up.

For men who become fathers at an early age, they must navigate the normal stages of becoming a man as well as the added responsbility of parenting.

These resources showcase some of the programs for men as they take on the role of father and parent.

Boston College: The New Dad: Right At Home

This study examines American stay-at-home dads and their families. These couples have made a joint, conscious decision that dad should stay at home and raise the children, allowing Mum to focus on her career. In this research 31 dads were interviewed about why they became stay-at-home fathers and how it benefited them and their families, as well as the challenges they faced in their role such as social isolation, dealing with stigma and adjusting to life as the primary carer.

Relationships Australia On Being A Dad

Relationships Australia: On Being A Dad

A useful and easy to understand guide for new fathers by Relationships Australia.

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