This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I want to share with you some dads who are looking to make things better for their kids. Whether it is through books, movements or teaching these dads are looking to make the world a better place for the generations to come. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Qusai Alqarqaz – A Dad Looking To Make Things Better
Qusai Alqarqaz is a father of two daughters. He looks to be an advocate for girls and women all around the world. His inspiration are from all the women in his life. Quasi wrote a few articles to raise awareness on these issues. He writes, “Even though women have made great strides in increasing their numbers in tech jobs in the last few years, engineering jobs are still generally held by men. Studies show the number of women in engineering is still low compared to men, and the percentage of women earning engineering degrees is less than 20 percent. Many women have left engineering to do something entirely different.” Thank you Qusai for the work you are doing.
Arpan Shah – Daddy Goes To Work
Apran Shah wanted to write a book to show his daughter why he goes to work. The idea of parents “going to work” can be difficult to visualize. In addition, it is even harder to understand its necessity for young children. By demystifying the experience through these characters, the book normalizes what can be a difficult physical and emotional separation. Meant for children ages 4 and under, the book uses short, simple words and sentences. It tells the story of a young girl called Baby who spends time with her father before and after his work day. The girl’s single father changes her diaper, plays with her, eats breakfast, and gets dressed before leaving to go to his job, promising the girl that “Daddy always comes back!” While he’s at work, Baby is cared for by her Nana. You can pick up the book here.
Jake Edling – The New Daddy Experience
Jake is the author of The New Daddy Experience. He is the creator of The Expecting Dad Framework. Time is our most precious commodity and life is too short to beat around the bush, so he will tell you the truth about all things fatherhood based on his experience. He is also connected to a vast majority of industry leading parenting professionals. He grew up in Michigan and loves all water-sports. Now he lives in Florida. A big family goal is to purchase a tour bus from a famous musician and take the entire family on a year long trip around the United States. Check out his book here.
Adam Angel – Dads With Wisdom
Adam is a clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families. He is a licensed social worker and his specializations include postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and developmental trauma. Adam completed his undergraduate at the University of MD. In addition, he obtained his MSW at Howard University. After that he started working in the nonprofit world where he facilitated a number of groups including groups for men. Adam lives in Silver Spring with his wife, two kids and their dog. Check out his site called Dads With Wisdom.
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