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Dads are Divine: Fatherhood Without Fear

We moms may seem to have everything under control most of the time, but underneath the surface, we want and need your strength, companionship, wisdom, and common sense.

Kathie Snow

What child doesn’t adore being with dad? Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other male role models are so important in a child’s life.  They provide what moms and other females can’t—an intangible, sometimes mystical, influence that profoundly impacts a child’s daily experiences and shapes her life.

For some men, however, raising a child with a disability is not only an unknown experience, but it can also be confusing and/or frightening. It can be especially unsettling for first-time fathers. Because mothers typically handle doctor’s visits, therapy sessions, and working with professionals, dads may feel powerless and/or “clueless” about a child’s condition. In turn, this unawareness may cause a man to be uncomfortable with his child. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Fatherhood without fear can and should rule the day!

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