Why You Should Attend

If you are a father who is the primary caregiver of your children (aka at-home dad, stay-at-home dad, SAHD, etc), then you should attend!

Read what others from around the country have said about their experience at the Annual At-Home Dads Convention:

“The convention meant so much to me; meeting other at-home dads and being able to develop a sense of worth outside of the 24 hour job that I love so much.”— Brandon, Fredericksburg, VA

“The feeling of walking into a room full of people you never met or only met once and feeling at home. Knowing that everyone there knows what your going through and has a solution. Or doesn’t have a solution but will buy you a drink and talk about.”— Mike, Somerset, NJ

“It would have been really easy to feel like an outsider at my first convention. But I didn’t. From the Thursday I arrived … to dropping off some new friends in KC on the way home, I felt like I was part of the group.”— Chad, St. Peters, MO

“I’ve been at home with my kids for 5 years, and this is the first time I made it out to to conference, and I’m so glad I did. Over the weekend I experienced an amazing sense of brotherhood and solidarity, and now I know I’m not alone. Very cool.”— Jonathan, Sanford, NC (1st time convention attendee)

“I had a great time at the convention. It is good to know there is such an awesome group of guys like me out there.”— Kirk, Lincoln, NE

“I had a great time, thanks, the classes where enlightening, the folks were open and friendly… this has galvanized me to search out more at home dads in my area. Again thanks.”— Robert, Langhorne, PA (1st time convention attendee)

“It was good to hear that the issues I come across here at home are issues that you all come across, but the way we handle them are different, so getting a new perspective on things was a real help.”— Bob, Largo, FL

“(Stay-at-home fathers) who reported high levels of social support reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction (i.e., less distress), and overall were more satisfied in their lives.”— (2007 Study of Stay-at-home Fathers) – Dr. Aaron Rochlen, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas-Austin and 3-time featured speaker at the Annual At-Home Dads Convention

“The convention makes you more comfortable with what you are doing and you learn how to be a better at-home dad.”— Brian, Stockton, CA

“I have left every convention feeling energized, reminded how fortunate I am to have this opportunity so few dads have, and even more excited about raising my kids.”— Jim, Boulder, CO

“I have mowed lawns during the summer for extra money so I could afford to travel and attend the convention. It has made a profound impact on my life … and has been worth all the sweat and grass stains.”— Phil Andrew, Lincoln, NE (7-time convention attendee)

“After six years of relatives, friends, neighbors and strangers constantly questioning my decision and doubting my ability to be the primary caregiver, news of the At-Home Dads Convention was welcoming. Each year I have arrived home from the convention reenergized with a greater sense of confidence, pride and purpose in fulfilling my commitment as an at-home dad for my family.”

“The Meet and Greet events on Friday and Saturday evenings … (have) been the time I have cherished and enjoyed the most at each convention.”— Hogan Hilling, Orange, CA (12-time convention attendee)

“If you want to reduce gang membership, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, abuse and neglect of children and substance abuse, you can do it by engaging fathers early and often in the lives of their children.”— Dr. Kyle Pruett, Yale University Child Psychology Professor

If this still doesn’t convince you, read about one mom’s experience at the Convention.

And, if that STILL isn’t enough, then maybe you need to read the 5 lessons learned about the Convention.