Making Room for Fathers: How Mothers Facilitate Fatherhood

Making Room for Fathers: How Mothers Facilitate Fatherhood, a free webinar presented by Rebecca Graham, Senior Director of National Programming at National Fatherhood Initiative on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM EDT Register at http://www.parentfurther.com/webinars

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Making Room for Fathers: How Mothers Facilitate Fatherhood – Studies show that mother’s greatly influence a father’s involvement in the lives of children. While each parent undoubtedly serves as a gatekeeper of his or her child’s safety and development, maternal gatekeeping toward fathers has been a recent subject of research and focus of concern. Maternal “Gatekeeping”, or how a mother’s beliefs and behaviors help or hinder a father’s involvement, happens in all kinds of families, regardless of whether parents are married, divorced, or unmarried. In this webinar, lead by Senior Director of National Programming of the National Fatherhood Initiative, Rebecca Graham, you will learn how to break down the barriers between mothers and fathers and to take steps toward better co-parenting. In this webinar, you will: Find out how mothers act as gatekeepers within family structures. Discover how mothers can support or inhibit father involvement. Learn about the benefits of father involvement for families.