Here is a list of 5 free websites for fathers to learn parenting online. Fathers can go through some expert articles on various aspects of parenting and share their concerns in the online community forum.
There is an existing stereotype in all the different societies that mothers are more experienced and better off than fathers at taking care of children in the family. Now, I am sure a lot of us (males) do not subscribe to this stereotype; traditionally mothers have been responsible for the taking care part but that is not the case anymore. Fathers are now increasingly taking up responsibility of parenting and are doing it happily. But, be it mother or father, or both of them together, we have to admit that parenting is a difficult job. Growing up children are never easy to handle and things can be pretty tiring. So, to help you in this all important endeavor, there are online platforms to advise you and share your concerns. I have listed 5 such platforms in the list below.
Editor’s Note: The opinion above is of the male writer. We are sure that our female writers / readers might have a different opinion :)
The 5 free websites for fathers to learn parenting are Fathers.com, Child Development, Focus On The Family, PBS Parents, and Parenting Now.
The first website for fathers to learn parenting online is Fathers.com. The website deals with the relationship between a father and a child and talks about the ways in which fathers can best help their child. There are a lot of articles on the website talking about personal experiences of fathers as to how they have cared for their children and managed their personal life. The articles also talk about the needs of children in different phases of their lives and how they look up to their fathers. The entire website is run by the national center for fathering which aims to create a healthy bond between children and their fathers. It provides material for every possible situation; step-fathers, single fathers, divorced fathers can all look upon the website to find some advice for their newborn, young, teenage children. Check out the link above to know more.
Child Development is another helpful website for fathers to learn parenting online with the help of some tips and expert articles. This website acknowledges it at the outset that parenting is one of the most difficult job & also a rewarding one. From teaching your kids basic stuff to helping them out in their most difficult times requires skills like patience, understanding & most importantly a bond of unconditional love. The website acknowledges all this and moves forward to provide expert articles on stuff like summer activities you can choose for your kids, preserve their childhood memories, how dads can make the most of their times with kids. Not just the emotional aspect of parenting, but the website also has articles for first time parents & dads on stuff like tips for travelling with toddlers, camping with toddlers, and more.
Focus On The Family:
Moving forward, the third website for fathers to learn parenting online is Focus On The Family. The website has a series named “The Involved Father”. This series actually has a set of articles that deal with how fathers are associated with their children and what are their responsibilities. The series highlights the importance of consistent presence of fathers & how fatherhood is as essential as motherhood in the growth of a child. Further, the series lists the ways in which fathers can balance their work & parenting and what all activities they can perform with their kids. Now, before you think that this website is very much limited to certain activities & a little advice that fathers can follow, just look at the name of the website. It deals with a whole lot of family related issues that have an impact on your child’s life-like marriage, social issues, etc. So, you will also find articles on topics like how to talk to your children about marriage, which are an important part of parenting.
PBS Parents is the fourth website in the list for fathers to learn parenting online. This website has a Parenting tab which includes sub-topics like Expert advice & tips, Raising Boys, Raising Girls, Financial Struggles. Topics like Expert advice, raising boys, cover articles that deal with different aspects of parenting like encouraging your kids to read books, things to do in free time, precautions to take while going out on holidays, & in case of boys dealing with the question of masculinity and much more. These articles can be shared with other online. On the other hand, the topics like financial struggles are actually comprehensive programs that talk about how to deal with your kids in difficult situations. In these programs, you can discuss your own stories, read stories of other people, seek methods to talk with kids, and more. So, you get a complete package on parenting in tough times. Check it out from above.
The final website listed here is Parenting Now. To learn parenting online on this website, there are two different ways of doing it. First, you can join many of the parenting groups that the website has to offer, depending on which stage you are on with your kids. However, these groups will cost you some amount. So, if you want some free advice on parenting, use the second option i.e. head straight to the website blog. This blog has got some really helpful articles on parenting. They are a mix of expert articles and personal experiences of parents. All the articles are divided into categories like child development, children’s health, family time. So, you fathers get to read and learn a whole lot of things. Hit the link above and check out their blog straightaway.
So, go ahead fathers and check out all the helpful material to learn some important details of parenting.
You can also read our post on 3 FREE HEALTH WEBSITES FOR KIDS.