Fathers Feel Welcome
Many people struggle
with attracting fathers to their workshops. Here are some things you
may want to try to encourage fathers to attend:
- Be yourself,
and allow the fathers to be themselves.
- Have a male
- Schedule sessions
at a time when fathers are available (e.g. weekends, evenings).
- Recruit more
than one father to the group, so that they won't feel alone.
- Encourage fathers
to attend instead of merely inviting them.
- Include topics
of special interest to fathers.
- Make "No
male-bashing" part of your group agreements.
- Provide a hearty
- Choose icebreakers
that aren't too "touchy-feely".
- Create a father-friendly
environment: display books on fatherhood, put up posters showing fathers
and children, etc.