Being a Dad
Tips on Fathering is one of a series of videos filmed for the Dads in Gear program to support new fathers in reducing and stopping smoking.
This video was filmed at the Children’s Safety Village where David Sheftel, a Canadian certified family educator, discusses 3 key strategies dads can use for teaching good behaviour to their kids: being calm, caring and consistent.
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The Right Time....The Right Reasons
Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking
It takes someone special to be a Dad
Helping Your Child Get Ready to Read
Riding the Crave Wave
Being a Smoke-free Dad
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Games for the Snow
When winter starts, the fun begins!
Benefits of Walking
Measure your activity level
Charting development milestones from birth to 5 years
Dads, Books & Babies
What kinds of books could I read to my baby?
Another Way to Go Fish
Playing cards is an excellent way to have fun with kids!
Fishing with Kids
Best Advice and Tips for this Activity
Six steps to decision making for Dads
Thomas Edison Quote
There’s a way to do it better – find it!
Child Development Chart
Easy to read chart showing milestones for first 5 years.
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If a Child: Poem
Well known poem about raising
Being a Dad
Dads play a vital role in all aspects of their kids’ lives. As an affectionate, supportive, healthy and involved dad, you can contribute greatly to your child’s well-being and success in life. The earlier you are involved with your child, the more connected you will be as they grow. The ideas and information in this booklet are based on real life dads’ experiences, and will add to your thoughtfulness, confidence and effectiveness as a dad.
“I was a single dad when I found myself in a new relationship and having full custody of my children. I started taking an active approach with encouraging my children and others in sports and activities outside of school, and in school progress as well. I love being a dad and never would like to have it any other way. Looking forward to other dads’ stories, support, and encouragements, and Dads in Gears’ activities to help me quit smoking and stay quit.” -Chris
“When you just find out that you’re going to have a baby, a lot of different things go through your head, and a lot of different pressures, right? There’s a lot of stuff that’s going to change, and new things to think about that you never thought about before.”