I want to highlight these boot camps available for new dads as a way to both inform new dads but also to provide a support network for them.
'Boot Camp for New Dads is a pioneer in the movement to strengthen the institution of fatherhood in America.
Boot Camp workshops feature veteran dads talking frankly about their experiences as they became dads and the issues they found to be most important. Each new group of veterans adds their own insights, which keeps the course content fresh and focused on the real needs of new fathers.
Boot Camp prepares men to be dads in all respects, starting with holding and comforting a real baby. Veteran dads demonstrate burping, changing, swaddling, the "trouble shooter’s guide" to crying babies, etc., and deal with a broad set of issues including bonding, work hours, forming a parenting team, safety, preventing child abuse, dealing with relatives, etc. The experiences of thousands of Boot Camp veterans provide the course content and they place the strongest emphasis on the tremendous support new moms need from dads.
Source: Boot Camp for New Dads
Are there other groups or workshops for new dads that you are aware of? Do you have experiences of support groups for new dads? Would you share your experiences?