Tailoring parenting programs to dads

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 30 August 2016

10 mins

An Australian-first online parenting program, ParentWorks has been built specifically with busy working dads in mind, since they are less likely than mums to ask for support.

Associate Professor David Hawes from Sydney University spoke to dads about the issues they care about and are most affected by to design the program. He shares his discoveries and how the program can help all parents.

Dads (and mums) can connect with the free program at any time of the day, head to parentworks.org.au to see more.

Listen to more Parents & Carers segments

Dad's Mental Health: Why dads need to reconnect with their mates

We no longer live in a socially connected time, at least, not the way it used to be Now when you have a baby the loneliness can hit you hard.…
15 mins

What is classified as pelvic pain, and can it be treated?

Carrying a child for nine months  takes a toll on a woman's body and birth itself isn't exactly famous for leaving your body in fabulous form. So when it comes…
7 mins

Premenstrual syndrome: More than being moody with Dr Sneha Wadhwani

PMS can be a different experience for every woman Dr Sneha Wadhwani is a GP and mum of two girls. She explains what’s going on with PMS, and dispels some myths…
11 mins

Why does bullying happen? I asked my childhood bully to find out

Bullying in Australian schools is a major issue. Each year around 45 million bullying incidents are estimated to occur around the country Producer Elise Cooper was bullied when she was…
19 mins

“They looked after me as much as I looked after them” William McInnes on fatherhood

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience Author and actor William McInnes looks back on his memories of his father, and his own experience as a father of two. He…

Dad's Mental Health: Why are dads are still struggling with postnatal depression?

Richard Fletcher is an Associate Professor at the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle. For years now he’s been interested in the mental health of dads, particularly new…
14 mins