Strong Dads Coaching

Our fatherhood mentorship program is designed to provide expectant fathers with the support they need to become strong dads. Partnering with experienced mentors can help fathers grow in empathy and communication skills, build their parenting skills, and actively participate in their child’s life.

By definition, a man becomes a father when his partner becomes pregnant, but he becomes a dad when he provides love and support to his baby during pregnancy and after delivery. For that reason, we have developed programming under the heading “Strong Dads” to equip dads with the tools they need to be successful.

So you think she might be pregnant…

Here’s some quick advice that may be of benefit to you right now:

The Dos

  1. Listen – The situation involves more than just you. There are now three lives to think about.
  2. Stay Calm – She needs your support now more than ever. She may be carrying the baby, but you are BOTH parents, and regardless of your relationship in the future, that baby needs you too.
  3. Talk about it – not only with each other but prepare to talk with parents and others close to the situation. Hiding the news from people who can genuinely help you only increases the stress.
  4. Gather all the facts – Get all the information and seek wise counsel so you can make the best decision for both of you.
  5. Express yourself honestly – it’s normal to have feelings of anger, frustration, and fear, but make sure she knows she is not alone.

The Don’ts

  1. Don’t bail – The more you run from this, the harder it becomes to think and act clearly.
  2. Don’t pressure her – Applying pressure will only push her away, possibly into a regretful situation. You will do well to work together as a team.
  3. Don’t forget – You have a very active role in this situation. Listen to input as well as give your thoughts.

We invite fathers and family to be part of the ultrasound appointment. We also have a fatherhood mentorship program for the men looking for advice and guidance through this journey. We look forward to serving you!