Dad’s make a difference in the lives of their kids. We know this is absolutely true, dads can contribute to providing the necessary structure and stability that kids need. We also now know that when men are emotionally tuned in to their kids, children thrive! And you know what else? Being an emotionally responsive father is really, really good for the health of the dad, too! Unfortunately, so many men have been discouraged from experiencing a full range of emotions, and as a result they may feel uncomfortable being emotionally open. Join Jon Novello, counselor at MSU’s Employee Assistance Program, as he shares the ways that dads are so critical to the development of their children, and outlines what it really means to be an emotionally responsive dad.
11/20/20: Resilient Fathers: Thriving in the Midst of a Pandemic: Being an Emotionally Responsive Dad: Good for your Kids, Good for You!
Resilient Fathers: Thriving in the Midst of a Pandemic
About the Speaker:
Jonathon Novello is a clinical social worker and counselor with the Michigan State University Employee Assistance Program. He has been practicing for over 20 years and has worked extensively with teens, tweens, children, and parents, helping families find new ways to work together and improve their relationships with each other. Jon speaks from not only his clinical experience and his knowledge of current best practices, but also with a deep understanding, empathy, and appreciation of the challenges parents face raising their kids.