When Steve Dyer's eldest daughter was born, fatherhood was a completely new experience for the Byron Bay builder.
“I would have loved to have had the opportunity to learn parenting skills and discuss my fears in a safe environment,” Steve said.
“By supporting new dads we give our kids a better chance to grow up in tolerant, caring communities.”
Steve and his company Build Better have donated $2000 to the 'New and Expectant Dads' program run by the Fatherhood Project.Steve said he wholeheartedly supported the Fatherhood Project and knew first hand the competing demands that work and family can sometimes present.
“As well as my work which includes building eco-efficient homes that complement and enhance our local environment, we support initiatives that build stronger communities,” he said.
“I'm a dad now three times over and I think the New and Expectant Dads program is just brilliant.”
Fatherhood Project CEO Colin George said that given the right tools, fathers could positively affect the outcomes of children and families.
“It's our hope that these programs will become the norm at community centres and hospitals across the country.
“We aim to develop groups of mentors and facilitators in every state and territory who can support new and expectant dads of all ages and backgrounds.”
If you would like to become a Friend of the Fatherhood Project Email Colin at email@example.com for more information.
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