Caring Dads: Navigating Fatherhood

Essex Babylab Coffee Morning

  • Sat 17 Sep 22

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery

  • Event speaker

    Dr Pascal Vrticka and Nigel Clarke

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Psychology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Maria Laura Filippetti (Essex Babylab)

Essex Babylab invites parents with babies, parents-to-be, and anyone interested in baby development to monthly Coffee Mornings where we share research insights and practical tips to facilitate positive baby development.

Many parents often feel that they need to read parenting textbooks and follow specific rules to be good parents. We want to help them recognise that they have all it takes to be the real experts of their own baby. By sharing science-based information and up-to-date research discoveries, we aim to show that there's no clear 'manual' to follow during your journey into parenthood.

Each month, our Coffee Mornings will feature a specific theme. This month we will be talking about fatherhood!

We will be joined by Dr Pascal Vrticka (University of Essex) who will tell us about the many biological and brain changes that men undergo when they become fathers. He will also explain why it is so important to give dads as much time and space as possible to interact and bond with their children. Nigel Clarke, founder of Dadvengers, will tell us about this amazing parenting network on a mission to support fatherhood with resources, information, and a podcast.

Not been to an in-person event with your baby? Don’t worry, a lot of people are in the same boat. We have set up a supervised play area, and we do not expect babies to be quiet throughout the event.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.