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Just for Dads

Just for Dads

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Being a teen father comes with its own set of unique challenges and questions. You might be wondering where you fit in your baby's life, how to manage your changing relationship with your baby's mother, and what your legal responsibilities are. 

It can be tough to find resources specifically for teen dads, so we've created a list of websites and resources that you might find useful. Reaching out and connecting with other young fathers can also be helpful as you adjust to life after your baby is born. A lot of information for moms can also be helpful to you, like learning about how your baby will grow and change. Plus, knowing what the mother of your baby is going through will help you be a better parenting partner.

Resources

When you first find out that you are going to be a dad, a million thoughts and feelings will go through your head. Learn about what to expect

Don't underestimate how much of an influence you will have on your child. As a father, you have an important role to play in your baby's development! 

Being a young father doesn't have to stop you from finishing high school. Learn more about the GRADS program and see if it's a good fit for you.  

Call the Perinatal Support Washington "warm line" and ask to talk to another father about your mental health needs at 1-888-404-7763.

Check out this ebook about how to be the best dad you can be.

Learn about how to help your baby's mom with breastfeeding.

Watch how another teen dad has adjusted to having a child: