Becoming Dad: Virtual
The non-member rate for this workshop is $70 and the member rate is $50. Click here to purchase your membership today.
This workshop is designed to facilitate confidence and engagement in new (0-3 months) and expecting fathers as you navigate your transition to becoming a dad.
There are countless resources for pregnant people as they prepare for the birth of their children. Our hope is that you will also invest in yourself as you prepare and anticipate the journey of becoming a dad.
In this workshop you will:
-Acquire knowledge, tools, and resources to navigate changing relationships and family dynamics, including being a support to partners, negotiating co-parenting, and managing intergenerational relationships.
-Explore fathers’ roles during childbirth, infancy, and beyond.
-Connect with other first-time dads.
-Quiz veteran dads who regularly attend the Natural Resources Dads Group regarding things they have learned during their parenthood journey including but not limited to navigating parental leave, tips for taking care of yourself, managing the lack of sleep, and navigating this pandemic.
-Describe a personal vision and identify core values that guide the transition to fatherhood, support communication with partners and family, and shape parent-child relationships.
-It is recommended that children do not attend this session.
Joe Cook is a dad of two school-aged girls and lives in the Mission District. He comes to parenting education through his own struggles and wonder at the joys and challenges of being a parent. Joe has a background in mindful parenting, trained as a Parenting by Connection parent educator, and is a certified mindfulness facilitator. Joe believes that parenting education and community support are critically important for family health and well-being, and he approaches each moment of parenting as an opportunity for personal growth and deepening connection. Joe founded the Natural Resources Dads Group in 2015 and loves learning from and with other parents.