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88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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Fatherhood classes for new dads

Being a good dad takes practice.  That's why one Milwaukee non-profit is working with first-time fathers to strengthen their parenting skills.

In its Pathway to Responsible Fatherhood program, The Next Door Foundation holds bi-weekly sessions with new dads.  Young parents learn about effective communication, example setting, defining manhood and family morals, and building a child's self-esteem.  

The men spend eight weeks together, and in addition to becoming better dads, they build a network of support with other first time parents.

Click the podcast to hear about one man's personal journey at the Next Door Foundation.