Calming a crying infant can be a challenge for new parents. It is also the No. 1 area of improvement reported by participants in the just-for-dads parenting workshops coordinated by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Putnam County and the Putnam County Health Department. The next free sessions will be held on Thursday evening, July 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Saturday mornings, July 20 and July 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Putnam Hospital Center in the Michael T. Weber Conference Room.
The class provides information and hands-on practice with basic infant care and is based on the proven Conscious Fathering (TM) curriculum that has served more than 8,000 dads since it began in 1999.
“We have been measuring the dads’ knowledge and confidence in seven categories and all participants report to have found significant benefits — especially with their ability to comfort a crying baby,” said Arne Nordstrom, three-time dad and workshop facilitator. “They walk away feeling more confident and comfortable in their new role.” Nordstrom has conducted 23 sessions throughout the county since the program began in 2009.
For further information or to register, call the CAC at 845-808-1400, ext. 44122. Registration is free, but space is limited. Early registration is recommended.