Understanding Dad™ is a unique program that helps mothers improve the relationships they have with fathers, for the benefit of their children. This program helps mothers better understand the importance of involving dad in their children's lives, and how to better communicate with the father(s) of their child(ren).
- • My Life as a Mom
- • My Father's Impact
- • My Mother's Impact
- • Me and My Children's Father
- • The Impact on My Children
- • Patterns of Communication
- • Open, Safe Communication
- • How to Listen
- • 1 Understanding Dad™ Facilitator's Manual
- • 10 Mother's Handbooks for use during the program and that the moms can keep
- • CD-ROM with an evaluation tool, marketing resources, video content for some sessions, and more!
- • DVD with video content for some sessions
- • (1) NEW!! Flash drive that includes all content from CD/DVD
Additional Mother's Handbooks available for purchase in the "Handbooks" category.
We know it’s very helpful to view a sample of a curriculum before purchasing to get a feel for the content, topics, layout, logic, and more.
Here's what you will find in the free Understanding Dad™ sample file:-Curriculum Table of Contents
-Facilitator's Manual Session
-Mother's Handbook Session
Temple University Evaluation Report: Pilot Study of a Program to Increase Mothers’ Understanding of Dads
A version of this evaluation report was accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal: Fagan, J., Cherson, M., Brown, C., & Vecere, E. (2015). Pilot program to increase mother’s understanding of dads. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12137.
Understanding Dad™ is a new curriculum intended to assist mothers to be more knowledgeable, aware, confident, and skillful at engaging in coparenting relationships with their child’s father. This pilot study showed that the participation of this small group of mothers in the program was associated with improved knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy, although the lack of a control group means that the impact of the intervention cannot be determined. The results using this small sample suggest that Understanding Dad™ is a promising new curriculum that should be more rigorously evaluated using a larger sample of mothers and employing a control group. The findings are also consistent with the idea that coparenting interventions may be effective when only one parent, and not both parents, attend the program. However, future evaluations should use more rigorous methods to assess whether programs are equally effective when only mothers are involved versus when mothers and fathers attend a program.