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What are the tasks that will help make you a great father? These are simple, easy to follow, yet very important lessons for every father to follow.


The Fatherhood Adventure!: Taking Care of Her During Pregnancy - 27 min. Getting through pregnancy is huge! Moms go through A LOT: roller-coaster hormones, body changes, aches and pains, and so much more. At one point, she may even grieve her pre-pregnancy figure. Every trimester brings new changes, challenges, and feelings! As a guy, you may feel like just staying out of her way! We don’t recommend that! In this video, we give new dads practical tips for helping her through pregnancy, what to expect, and how to ease into each new trimester. And most importantly, the things you can AND should NOT say when taking care of her during pregnancy. Topics include: •fathers •pregnancy 101 •trimesters •ultrasound •due date • prenatal care •prenatal vitamins •support •attitude •encouragement •listening •healthy choices •healthy habits •smoking •drugs •first trimester •second trimester •third trimester •birth plan •supplies •doctor appointments •adventure English/Spanish ©2022

The Fatherhood Adventure!: Taking Care of Her During Birth - 26 min. Are you her birth coach? Her strong and fearless support? Will you go through labor with her? Help her get that baby out? Are you a little traumatized at the thought of what you both might experience? That’s okay! Every guy feels ya! But the truth is she will need your support, help, comfort, and love during labor and delivery. You will need to know what and what not to do or say. In this video, we give practical tips on how to best to take great care of her during birth! Topics include: •fathers •support •childbirth •birth plan •labor •contractions •communication •BRAIN •comfort measures •pain •adventure English/Spanish ©2022

Being a Father: Real Time - 25 min. President Barack Obama said in his Father’s Day speech in 2008, “What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child—it’s the courage to raise one.” You may have heard that being a good father means spending time with your children. But what does that entail? Is it just enough to be present in the home? What if you don’t live with your children? In this video, we discull how to spend REAL time with your kids—time that is Relevant, Expected, Attentive, and Loving—so you can give them the best chance at life. Topics include: • fatherhood • real time • responsiveness • being demanding • children’s success • relevant time • expected time • attentive time • loving time • simple routines • remove distractions • involvement. ©2020

Being a Father: The Two Questions - 24 min. We all have a father experience, even if that experience was the absence of a father. And that experience impacts how men will father their own children. As a man, ask yourself these two questions: What kind of father are you now? What kind of father do you want to be? In this video, we discuss the things you can do to become a loving father who provides guidance and support—the kind of father your kids need you to be. Learn about the parenting style that will make your children more successful and happier in life, and the things you can do to adopt that style into how you father your children. Topics include: • fatherhood • two questions • change • tools • responsiveness • being demanding • parenting styles • authoritative parenting • authoritarian parenting • permissive parenting • disengaged parenting • leadership • parenting test. ©2020

Being a Father: Being a Role Model - 22 min. Once you’re a father, you’re an instant role model—good or bad. Your kids learn everything from you: how to treat their mother, how they themselves should be treated, how to act, how to parent, and what is most important in life. The question is, what kind of role model are you? This video talks about the parenting style that will yield the best results in your kids and the things you can do to respond better and expect more of your children. And then it shows how to put it all into practice so you can be the best role model for your kids. Topics include: • fatherhood • role models • starting points • authoritarian parent • permissive parent • disengaged parent • change • priorities • family • career • church • learning • time. ©2020

Being a Father: Being a Leader - 23 min. To lead or not to lead, that is the question. Well, once you’re a father, you’re a leader, like it or not. Your children will naturally turn to you for guidance and direction. They also look to you to keep them safe. The question then becomes, how you will lead? Even if being a good leader doesn’t come naturally, you can learn to do it well. In this video, we will talk about what it takes to be a good leader and how you can lead in expectations, challenges, boundaries, listening, and responding to your children. Topics include: • fatherhood • leader • listening • expectations • challenges • boundaries • seeking • responding • being proactive • safety • security • loved • foundation • challenges. ©2020

Being a Father: Being Consistent - 18 min. Your children need you to be their dad through thick and thin. They need you in good times and hard times. And they need you to be consistent in your actions, love, and teaching. They need you there in real life. This is the challenge all fathers face! In this video, we talk about what it means to be a consistent father and how you can do it year after year, so your children will grow up to be the best adults possible. Consistency is key, as they say! This is especially true of fatherhood: Consistency in your actions, love, and teaching throughout your children’s lives is the best way to nurture them and help them to grow into mature, responsible adults. Here’s how you can do just that! Topics include: • fatherhood • consistency • availability • talking • ask questions • honesty • promises • apologies • change • excuses • flexibility. ©2020

Being a Father: Loving Discipline - 22 min. Do you love disciplining your child? No one does! But it’s an important part of raising a child so they fit into life happily and effectively. How you were disciplined as a kid likely impacts how you feel about it. In this video, we talk about how to discipline in a loving, compassionate, and consistent way, whether you’re single parenting, coparenting, or parenting as a couple. We also touch on harmful or abusive discipline and give you the tools you need to raise great kids! Topics include: • fatherhood • discipline • structure • loving discipline • unified discipline • helpful discipline • boundaries • safe environment • distraction • positive reinforcement • encouragement • positive discipline • verbal connection • time-out • removal of privileges • logical consequences • correctional discipline • harmful discipline • abuse • striking • emotional abuse • psychological abuse • physical abuse • child neglect • child sexual abuse.

Being a Father: Practical Discipline - 23 min. Kids need structure and discipline to help them fit into life. But how do you do that, if the discipline you experienced as a kid was unkind or maybe even unjust? Or what if you had no structure or discipline at all? In this video, we talk about discipline strategies that work and how to discipline your children with compassion, love, and justice so they learn to manage their own behavior. Topics include: • fatherhood • practical discipline • discipline toolbox • good choices • harmful tools • yelling • shame • hitting • spanking • heavy criticism • excessive consequences • proactive tools • meltdown avoidance tool • boundaries tool • modeling tool • time-in tool • reward tool • listening tool • walk-on-by tool • removal tool • additive tool • positive tools • responsive strategies.

Respect for Mothers - 17 min. No one want to hear bad things said about their moms, and children are even more sensitive to hearing their mother insulted. This lesson walks a father through the weaponized triangle that hurts the children when the mother is attacked. It deals practically and sympathetically to the situations of broken relationships, but it is also clear that attacking a child’s mother is harmful to the child. Topics include: • fatherhood • respect mothers • insults • practical application • negative talk • working together • separated • practical respect • comforter • actions. ©2013

Discipline Foundation - 18 min. Discipline is not all about punishment. Being a good father who disciplines correctly requires a strong hand, a soft heart, and a smart head. A strong hand doesn’t allow bad behavior to continue; a soft heart understands the situation and gives grace where needed; and a smart head understands that issues are born of circumstances. Each of these is discussed on a practical level and demonstrates how to have all of these in discipline for children. Topics include: • fatherhood • discipline • foundation • why discipline • practicing discipline • reactions • punishment • teaching • strong hand • soft heart • smart head • get involved • non-action • natural consequences • responsibility.©2013

Discipline Guidelines - 16 min. Although parenting is always unique to the child, there are some basic guidelines that will help fathers in their parenting. These are discussed with practical applications that include the following: Don’t discipline a childish child; discipline to fit the behavior; discipline to fit the age; discipline to fit the child; discipline to fit the situation; discipline dreatively; don’t give a consequence you can’t follow through on; use physical discipline sparingly; discipline without shame; and discipline to teach. Topics include: • fatherhood • discipline • guidelines • good instincts • good instinct moments • thinking correctly • three do’s of discipline • three don’ts of discipline • identify problem • listen • consequences • age-appropriate discipline • teaching • life lessons • discipline without shame. ©2013

Situational Discipline - 19 min. In every discipline situation, a parent must think, teach, and follow through. This lesson covers practical and realistic responses to tantrums, hitting/fighting/pushing, and disobedience. It also talks about behaviors that might be signs of something more that needs to be looked into more deeply. Topics include: • fatherhood • discipline • situational discipline • standard reactions • think • teach • follow through • reactions • tantrums • hitting • fighting • pushing • disobedience • punishment • strange behaviors. ©2013