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Up to 10 per cent of dads experience depression during the pregnancy or after the birth of their children.
I read about this in a research article from Australia’s Deakin University. I was surprised – not so much with the 10 per cent figure, but with the topic. After all, it’s not something that is often discussed or explored. Traditionally there has been little support for men to manage a change, such as becoming a dad.
In recent years we’ve seen the role of men and fathers often challenged. Men are becoming more engaged in child care – a return to pre-industrialisation where the whole of the family took responsibility for children. In the current global economic recession an increasing number of men are choosing to stay home to look after the kids. Many men are also looking to balance the demands of work with the role of being a dad.
We all know that men are important in bringing up children, especially boys and finally there is a growing range of supports available. Soon to be dads can ask questions and understand what a new baby will mean to them and their lives.
, The following links provide some great information and resources for dads.
Started by three Wellington dads, DIY Father is an interactive forum for fathers that offers practical information about parenting from a dads perspective.
This website, started by a Taranaki father, is aimed at helping dads understand their baby and what to expect when their baby comes home. It includes a great DVD resource called In Your Hands – a gift for new dads.
Violence Free Tairawhiti Music Video
Check out Tairawhiti Men Against Violence’s music video calling for us to break the silence and stop family violence.