Role as father

Father and daughter

For most men of Arabic speaking backgrounds, their role is defined as the head of the family who has the key responsibility to provide for his family’s material needs and to provide guidance, discipline and direction to the rearing of his children. Often, this requires that he has an authoritative voice in the family and that he can exercise discipline measures which may be unacceptable in Australia, as children in Australian society are encouraged to be autonomous and to develop as independent individuals. He is challenged by new ways of parenting and new ways of child disciplining and child development. Your supportive education can provide him with insights and strategies on child development and disciplining that can sustain his authority as a father in the new society.