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Normalize Healing through Fathership.

Helping Men Discover Their POWER In The Father-Son-Relationship

Myth

How Many Times Have You Heard This?

Fact

"My Dad wasn't in my Life and I'm Fine!"

Children who come from a father-absent home are more likely to experience attachment-related problems than those from a two-parent household (King, 1994; Furstenberg & Cherlin, 1991; Seltzer, 1991). This may result in serious emotional issues throughout the lifespan. The inability to form a strong caregiver bond is associated with hypervigilance to anger and a misappropriation of hostile intent to neutral stimuli, both of which may result in conduct problems in the child. Such misconduct may have the unintended consequence of creating difficulties in the development of friendships and healthy romantic relationships (Hirschi, 1969; Jensen, 1972; Johnson, 1987). The active involvement of a father with his children can promote empathy and self-control for the child throughout life. (mnpsych.org)

Myth

"As Long As I Pay

Child Support!?"

Fact

Children who grow up without their fathers may come to resent paternal-figures due to perceived abandonment. These feelings may burgeon from a lack of trust and result in a heightened sense of anger. As a child grows into adolescence and young adulthood, these problems may contribute to contact with the criminal justice system, use of illicit substances, as well as a variety of mental health problems. These consequences may result in interpersonal dilemmas including the inability to develop strong social bonds. For example, anger stemming from abandonment can make it difficult for juveniles to establish friendships and relationships (Poehlmann, 2005). (mnpsych.org)

Myth

"I'm the Momma and The Daddy!"

Fact

Coming from a fatherless home can contribute to a child having more emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression. Fatherless children may start thinking that they are worth less than other children who have fathers and wonder why their father abandoned them. This may also lead to an increased risk of suicide and/or self-injurious behaviors. Children who do not grow up with a father are also more likely to be aggressive and exhibit other externalizing problems (Osborne & McLanahan, 2007). Children from a father-absent home are also more likely to become depressed, have suicidal thoughts, anxiety, social withdrawals, and school absences if they see or hear their parents fighting (Flouri, 2007). The mental health aspects associated with divorce on children will be discussed in a future article. (mnpsych.org)

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"Being male is a matter of birth, becoming a man is a matter of growth but entering into Fatherhood is a matter of God's Grace. Being a Dad is Privilege."

- Demetrious Early

Christian, Husband, Father.

3 words his peers have used to describe the outspoken Speaker and Author, "A Dad Coach" Demetrious Early. As the creator of The Fathership Project, a community initiative focused on helping children reconcile with their Father. Early exposes the Impact Fatherlessness has on children all the way into adulthood. 

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