Raising your teenaged daughter in today’s society presents fathers with unique challenges. With daughters transitioning from girlhood to womanhood, fathers feel unclear how to be there for their daughters and roll with the changes. This session will focus on this period of time in your child’s life and provide helpful tips on how to stay relevant to your daughter.
WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?
“As a parent for more than 40 years and now a grandparent as well, I’ve learned a great deal about being a Dad and although the tactics and strategies have changed as I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t, there is one thing I’ve always known; your children will always need your guidance. This truth has been the cornerstone of my relationships with my children and grandchildren.
What is fundamental about these relationships as they morph and life changes for you and for them is that your children need to feel safe and loved. All else is frosting.”
By – John Hammond
Boys are a breed of their own who continue to confound grown ups of all persuasions. Well, the mystery can be revealed in two words: play and strength. Learn all about “boyswork,” the magic of boys as men in the making, and becoming wizards guiding them on their paths.
By Ted Braude
There are so many challenges to raising a daughter in today’s society. Between social media and social struggles, fathers feel unclear how to support their daughters. Hear from young women themselves. The panel will address issues girls face and advice on how to stay connected to your daughter.
By Michelle Miletic
I. The effects of divorce and high-conflict on children
II. The effects of high-conflict on fathers
III. Advice for fathers about handling children
IV. Advice to fathers about managing their anger
By Jim Windell
Three divorced fathers in will describe their very different situations and share their insights on dealing with the challenges of post-divorce fathering. There will be time set aside for participant discussion.
By Brian Jones, David Vlar, Kevin O’Shea
Most common misconceptions and problems and Q&A
By Suzanne Hollyer
Competition is healthy for kids. It encourages each person to put themselves out there and risk failure and success. There is a new trend to shield children from competition because their feelings may get hurt if they lose. Let’s discuss our role as Dads in common scenarios as we prepare our children for adulthood and help them to negotiate their sports and activities.
By Fred Owens
It’s never been easy and it’s more difficult than ever fathering the boys into young manhood. Change your role, change the game and become Gandalf to your Bilbo on his “hero’s journey” and watch him move from dragon spirit to courageous heart.
By Ted Braude
Learn how your child’s online social media profiles and digital footprints can affect their future. This workshop will cover safety and privacy controls for most popular social media sites, talk about how to check on how digital profiles will appear to others including college admissions officers and potential employers, what kids should and shouldn’t post online and how to improve your child’s digital footprint to help them achieve their future goals.
By Julie Fisher