Navigating the Impact of Social and Cultural Expectations on Fatherhood
Fatherhood can be influenced by social and cultural expectations, and it’s important for fathers to be aware of these expectations and how they might impact their own experiences and parenting styles.
In this men’s health training program/workshop on the impact of social and cultural expectations on fatherhood, participants will learn about the role of social and cultural expectations in shaping fathers’ experiences and strategies for navigating these expectations.
- The role of social and cultural expectations in shaping fathers’ experiences and parenting styles
- Strategies for navigating social and cultural expectations as a father, including setting boundaries, seeking support, and advocating for oneself
- The importance of understanding and respecting diversity in parenting styles
- Resources and support options for fathers seeking to understand and navigate social and cultural expectations
included in 90-min, Half Day & Full Day sessions
- Identifying and setting goals for navigating social and cultural expectations as a father
- Reflecting on one’s own experiences with social and cultural expectations in fatherhood
- Practice communication techniques for advocating for oneself and setting boundaries
By the end of this session, participants will have gained a better understanding of the ways in which social and cultural expectations can impact fatherhood. They will have learned about the historically traditional and narrow view of fatherhood and how it may limit men’s involvement and engagement in parenting. They will also have been provided with information on how societal expectations can create barriers for fathers to be active and involved parents, such as lack of parental leave and lack of support in the workplace.
Participants will also have been given examples of the negative effects that traditional expectations of fatherhood can have on men’s mental and physical health, relationships and overall well-being. Additionally, they will have been provided with strategies for challenging and breaking free from these expectations, and how to advocate for more inclusive and supportive policies in their communities and workplaces.
Overall, participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the impact of social and cultural expectations on fatherhood and the importance of challenging and overcoming these expectations for the well-being of fathers, their families and society as a whole.