Obviously we love dads here at the Chicago Dads Group. More importantly we are a bunch of dads who love being part of a dads group. In the media and elsewhere you may have noticed the trend of representing fathers in a positive and engaged light. A father’s role in their children’s life makes a huge difference emotional and developmentally. Dads groups are a great way to connect a diverse group of men who love their children.
We know through our own experience that creating a network of friendships and resources that we have become better dads. Whether it is activities like a play date in Maggie Daley Park or a Dad’s Night Out watching the Cubs from a Wrigley rooftop, we are strengthening our tribe of active engaged fathers. Being part of a Dad’s group means different things here is what it means in the words of some of our members:
I’ve been able to branch out my friends group, and have a lot of ears to talk to who are experiencing similar things to me from a different perspective but a similar point of view.
– David C.
I like the community of guys. When my son was younger, I was going to NYC Dad’s group because I had questions. Now I am going more to hang out with my peers.
– Adam G.
I’ve been able to develop some quick friendships with other Dads who understand how fortunate we are to have this opportunity to raise our kids on a day-to-day basis. It’s also been very helpful to learn from those that are a little further along on the journey and watch their children develop a few steps ahead of my own.
– James C.
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Great dads don’t happen overnight it takes time, effort, and commitment. That doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch though. We’d love to add your perspective and experience to our own.
If you’ve been looking for a way to connect with other active and engaged fathers here in the Chicagoland area check out some of our upcoming events… We’d love to have you!
Brian Dykes says
Excellent post Eric! Thanks for sharing 🙂