Unevenly distributed workload at home; ineffective communications within the family; lack of involved fathers as role models in our country; gender stereotypes; absence of culture of conscious fathering in our society – here are just some of the problems of modern parenthood.
SelfMama is a social project supporting mothers and their right on self-fulfilment. SelfMama advocates equal partnership and responsible parenthood. We believe it is important to bring up to date the agenda of conscious fathering in our country. Demands of society have changed - now father’s contribution is far more than just financial support of the family. Today, when women are actively working and making the careers, it’s not enough anymore. At the Forum, we want to emphasize that seeing your child grow up, taking an active part in parenting, making a conscious contribution to the development of the child’s personality and revealing his/her talents - is a privilege and responsibility of a modern father, not a weakness and not just a mother’s task. We are eager to talk about the importance of sharing family responsibilities, and we hope that the image of modern parents and partners will gradually change.
Among our Speakers there will be men for whom fatherhood matters and who understand the importance of equal conscious parenthood; psychologists; public figures who are inspiring role models for the audience of the Forum and whose stories will help to reinvent the status of a modern father.
The programme of the Forum is split into 2 tracks:
1. The “Parent” track with inspiring speeches of involved fathers - opinion leaders and public persons. Speakers will share their insights into fatherhood and their experience in parenting.
2. The "Partner" track will cover the importance of effective communication in the family, support and teamwork in parenting and in everyday life. It will consist of lectures, master classes and workshops.
Selfmama Forum is run by a Team of Volunteer Mothers. We face the same very problems we highlight on the Forum - unevenly distributed home workload; difficulties in family communications; complications with involving fathers into parenting and childcare. That’s why we are aware of the most critical concerns of our audience and invite expert speakers with a relevant expertise to figure out answers together.