Active Fatherhood Workshop in SPAN
Currently, only 4% of fathers in Croatia are using parental leave, which means that children are losing 2 months of bonding with their parents!
It’s a shame because the advantages of using paternal leaves are numerous – not only for children, dads, and families but also for employers and society.
Dads who are using parental leave, among other things, have a better emotional connection with their children and they are developing new skills that make them better at work; children have more self-confidence, are better at coping with stressful situations, and much more. That is why it is important to inform society and change cultural expectations to support active fatherhood.
Diana introduced them to the legal possibilities of parental leave, which can be used until the child’s 8th year of life, and flexible forms of work offered by part-time work of one or both parents, and Bruno introduced them to parenting styles from a male perspective. He especially emphasised how the involvement of fathers in upbringing in a quality way affects a good emotional relationship with partners.
Many recognised themselves in challenges with grandparents or protective “mama bears” and were happy to share anecdotes from their parenting experience.