Hey there dad, so you just signed up to the dad group and you’re wondering what happens next. Well, if you are a little confused hopefully this post will help you out a little.
- Get to know your fellow members.
A lot of the dads in the group come from different neighborhoods so try to find and get to know the ones in your neighborhood. This can come in handy whenever you find some spare time and just want to hang out with a fellow dad from the group. It could also come in handy when you want to car pool to a Dad’s Night Out event.
- Do not worry about missing a meet up.
There are always a lot of meet ups planned, just look at the calendar, so don’t be afraid if you miss one or two. Some of the locations might be a little out of the way, so you can pick and choose accordingly. Also, it does not hurt to go out of the city every now and then. So look at the calendar and plan out which ones you want to go to and then have fun.
- Join a discussion.
Every now and then discussions pop up on the site asking for suggestions or interests in potential meet ups. Here is a good way to see what might be coming up and maybe suggest a meet up or two. It also is a good time to just talk to your fellow dads dicuss parenting questions that you might have. You never know, there might be another dad out there that was the same question as you.
- Socialize. Socialize. Socialize.
This one at times might be a little hard depending on the age of your child and how much attention they will need. When you are at a meet up, try to talk to as many dads as possible. By doing this you are establishing friendships with other dads and also growing your network of dads that are just like you. It’s also great to sit back with another dad and just watch your kids playing together.
- Have fun!
This is the main thing is to just enjoy yourself when you are out with the dad group. Be it a play group or a Dad’s Night Out, just relax, have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of being with other dads that are trying to make a difference in their children’s lives.