Honouring the dads who are redefining fatherhood

Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience that reshapes a person’s identity in profound ways. As we celebrate Father’s Day, it’s a perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the modern dads who are rewriting the script on fatherhood.

In a world that is evolving, so are the roles of fathers. This day is not just about commemorating your journey into fatherhood, but also about celebrating the important ways you are embracing this role.

This isn’t about acknowledging and congratulating dads for doing what mums already do. Breaking the generational patterns and parenting differently to the way you were raised isn’t easy. So, dads who redefining fatherhood, we see you and appreciate you.

Honouring the dads who are redefining fatherhood

As you mark this special day, remember that your journey is an inspiration to future generations of dads. This is why you deserve to be celebrated:

Breaking down traditional boundaries

Gone are the days of rigid gender roles in parenting. Changing nappies, swaddling, and singing lullabies have become the norm for fathers who understand that caregiving is a collective endeavour.

Championing equal partnerships

Modern fatherhood champions the idea of equal partnerships in parenting. From co-parenting to sharing household responsibilities, dads are not just ‘helping out’ or ‘babysitting’, they’re fully engaged in the journey.

Emotional expression

Parenting is marked by countless emotional moments. As dads, your role in expressing these emotions is pivotal. Offering comfort, empathy, and patience during challenges with your child is an invaluable influence over your child’s emotional development and mental health.

Quality time and play

More than ever, dads are making quality time a priority. Engaging in playtime activities together provides amazing opportunities for connection and bonding, and creates a strong foundation for your child’s cognitive and emotional development.

Supporting career and family

Fatherhood no longer requires choosing between a successful career and being present for your family. Dads are mastering the art of balancing work commitments while being an active and engaged parent. Your ability to juggle both is a testament to your dedication.

Redefining strength and vulnerability

Modern dads understand that strength isn’t just about physicality; it’s about emotional resilience and vulnerability. Dads are breaking free from stereotypes by openly sharing their feelings and emotions with their children.

Creating lasting memories

Your role in creating cherished childhood memories is immeasurable. Every moment shared with you adds to your unique story together and shapes the person (and parent) they will become.


Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day, from the NBB team! If you’re looking for ideas to make it an extra special day, read:

8 ideas to make a first Father’s Day memorable