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Resources for Dads

Single Dads

As a single dad, it is important to know that you are not alone. While the responsibilities of child rearing and care may rest heavily upon your shoulders, there are many resources available to help lighten the load. One thing that can help lighten the load is a support group. Becoming involved in a support group is essential as a single dad since you do not have a support partner at home. Support groups allow you to bounce ideas off other single dads and encourage one another through the difficulties you face as a single parent. This section provides you with access to parenting resources and information on support groups to help get you through those tough times.


When going through life, often times it can seem like no one understands what you are experiencing—that you are on your own. As a dad, this can be especially overwhelming since your decisions affect the lives of your children. Maybe your partner left you and now the responsibilities of running a household fall on you alone or maybe your child is exhibiting behavior that indicates drug use and you are not sure how confront your child. On this page, you will find links that not only address these issues, but help you become the dad you want to be.

Child Development

An important part of parenting is knowing how your child develops. This section provides you with information that can help you monitor your child’s developmental progress. If your child is not reaching important age specific milestones, it is important to discuss these issues with your child’s pediatrician or teacher.

Legal Issues for Dads

Becoming a father immediately launches you into the world of the unexpected. No longer are you concerned with your needs alone, but the needs of your family. While it is impossible to prepare for all of life’s surprises, it is important to plan for those occasions that you know will affect your family, such as when you are no longer there to take care of your family. This page provides links to useful legal information about estate planning, divorce, how to hire an attorney for your child, tax issues, and visitation rights that may help you navigate through some of the unforeseeable twists and turns of life.