3 Better Ways to Celebrate Fathers (Without Ties and Power Tools)

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A father must be accountable daily to his words and actions in order to get this thing called fatherhood right, but even more importantly, we must be willing to change in order to get it right. Moses Cobb, Fairfax County resident, single father

With Fathers Day approaching, consider these three ways to help someone become a better father, or help yourself to become a better father.

1. Mentor a Father

There are fathers in our community that could use your help. They may not have had a healthy father relationship growing up or for various reasons have not been involved with their children. You can help by sharing your own skills and experience to help these men become better, more responsible fathers by becoming a mentor through our Father Engagement Program.

Volunteer for Father Engagement Program


The Board of Supervisors recently proclaimed June as Fatherhood Awareness Month. Watch county resident Moses Cobb talk about how the Father Engagement Program helped him to become a better father for his two sons:



2. Take Free Parent Education Classes

Becoming a good father is a learning process. We are here to help if you and your family need some assistance handling uncomfortable feelings such as stress and anger, or creating consistent, nurturing routines for family activities. We provide free parent education classes that also include an evening meal and child care.

Learn About Parenting Classes


3. Give Your Child a Great Start in Life

Before your child steps foot into preschool or elementary school, their first teacher is you. We have simple, easy to understand steps and resources to help you guide and assist your young child to learn important skills and confidence.

Read “Helping Your Child Love to Learn”



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