Remaking dad – a conversation on fatherhood
It’s common for new mothers to seek out support from other moms, swap stories and share advice. However, there are far fewer spaces like that for dads, making those conversations less likely to happen. But there is a lot to talk about.
Audienced joined KPCC’s early childhood reporter Priska Neely Thursday, June 7, as she talked with men who want to do away with the stereotypes of absent fathers or bumbling babysitters. Ahead of Father's Day, dads shared stories about navigating family life, reframing their personal (and society's) expectations of fatherhood and learning to take an active role in their children's early development.
Alex Alpharaoh – dad, writer, performing artist and spoken word poet
Eli Lipmen – blog editor, Los Angeles City Dads Group
Darby Saxbe – assistant professor of psychology, University of Southern California
Donald Williams – executive director, D.A.D Project
Nothing has the power to change your opinions on parenting quite like the act of actually becoming a parent. Priska would like to hear from dads and father figures about your approaches to parenting and how, if at all, those veer from what you expected going in. Your questions will help inform upcoming KPCC coverage — in person, on air and online. You can click here to tell us about your parenting experiences as a dad or father figure.