Given that Mother's Day is this Sunday, it's time to take stock of just how important moms are to child well-being. For organizations that serve families, Mother's Day is a great reminder of how important it is to provide moms with help in being the best mom possible.
While National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) focuses on how important dads are to child well-being, the importance of moms is not lost on us or the thousands of organizations we partner with across the country to create more involved, responsible, committed dads. That's because research shows children benefit from the unique parenting styles of moms and dads. A mom and dad are like pieces of a puzzle that fit perfectly together to form a whole that is indeed greater than the sum of its two parts.
That's why NFI wants to see more children grow up with both of their parents. As a result, we have created a fantastic line of resources organizations can use to help moms improve the relationship with the father of their children for the sake of their children. These resources help mom and dad parent as a team, even when either one of them don't live with their children. These resources include:
- Understanding Dad™: An Awareness and Communication Program for Moms (8-Session Program)
- Mom as Gateway™: FatherTopics Workshop (Downloadable 1-Day Workshop)
- 14 Critical Issues to Discuss with Moms (Downloadable Guide)
- A Pocketbook Full of Ways to Communicate with Dad™ (Pocket-Sized Brochure)
- A Pocketbook Full of Ways to be a Great Co-Parent™ (Pocket-Sized Brochure)
- The Importance of An Involved Father (Brochure)
Organizations can purchase these resources separately. We've also bundled many of them together in the Moms Involving Dads Bundle to help take the guess work out of which NFI resources are ideal for working with moms.
I encourage you to partner with NFI (or to keep partnering with us) to improve the relationship between the moms and dads you serve for the benefit of their children.
Happy Mothers' Day from all of us at NFI to all the moms in our partner organizations that do such vital work day in and day out to create healthy families!
Are you a dad looking for help? Please visit our Fatherhood Program Locator™ and enter your city and state on the map to find programs and resources in your community.