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September 8 th , 2012 : A FAIMH Sponsored Event Pick-Up Basketball Tournament and Afternoon of Activities for Dads and Their Kids Birth to Age 3. “ Fathers are fundamentally important players in the lives of infants and toddlers ”. Photos from our event.

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September 8th, 2012:

A FAIMH Sponsored Event

Pick-Up Basketball Tournament and Afternoon of Activities for Dads and Their Kids Birth to Age 3

“Fathers are fundamentally important players in the lives of infants and toddlers”

Photos from our event


Thank you to the spc college basketball team for spending the day with our dads and kids
Thank you to the SPC College Basketball Team for Spending the day with our DADS and KIDS!

Positive Father Involvement leads to:

  • Higher verbal skills

  • Higher scores onstandardized tests

  • Increased competence in math (girls)

  • Increased IQ (boys)

Photos from our event

Excerpts from Dr. James McHale’s presentation


One of the biggest barriers for fathers is their own lack of belief in the value of fathering
“One the day with our DADS and KIDS!of the biggest barriers for fathers is their own lack of belief in the value of fathering.”

Dads can learn from their babies and toddlers in many areas, including:

Heightened expression of emotion;

Expanded ability for caring and nurturance;

New understanding of empathy;

Delayed gratification of own needs;

Expanded sense of self and self confidence;

Increased self-scrutiny;

Better understanding of sexism and its impact upon children; and

Deepened emotions and emotional intensity.

Photos from our event

Excerpts from Dr. James McHale’s presentation


Grown ups can care for themselves babies cannot
Grown-ups can care for themselves. Babies cannot. the day with our DADS and KIDS!

Photos from our event

Positive Father Involvement leads to:

  • More secure attachment

  • A more socially outgoing nature

  • Less gender role stereotyping

  • More generosity and awareness of others’ needs

  • Higher self esteem

  • Less impulsivity

Excerpts from Dr. James McHale’s presentation


Dads and why they matter to their babies and young children
Dads and Why They Matter to their Babies and Young Children the day with our DADS and KIDS!

Positive father involvement leads to

  • Greater curiosity.

  • Increased explorationof the world around them.

  • Less hesitancy or fear in new situations.

  • Greater tolerance for stress and frustration.

  • More willingness to try new things.

Excerpts from Dr. James McHale’s presentation

Photos from our event


Get in the game stay in the game
GET IN THE GAME the day with our DADS and KIDS!STAY IN THE GAME

  • Every child needs their Dad in the game with them…..

Photos from our event


Stay tuned
STAY TUNED…….. the day with our DADS and KIDS!

FOR MORE

EXCITING EVENTS, INFORMATION,

EDUCATION

AND GUIDANCE

FROMYOUR

LOCAL FAIMH CHAPTER!

(Florida Association of Infant Mental Health)


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