Recently, I worked with a father who was reluctant to take part in his child’s life after being incarcerated. He felt a lot of shame over not being there for his son and didn’t know if he could get passed his feelings of guilt and reestablish ties. Long story short he moved through his feelings of guilt and started with weekend visits and things are going great. So, we looked into it being a Dad together and I have to say it was a fun and empowering activity here is what we found.
The Importance of Fathers (According to Science)
The Important Role of Dad
The Science of Dad: Engaged Fathers Help Kids Flourish
SECOND CHANCES: A HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS WISHING TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR CHILDREN
Parent-Child Reunification After Alienation Strategies to Reunite Alienated Parents and Their Children
Why Dads Matter : A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.
Book: Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked