DADEE is an award winning, community based program, which engages fathers in positive lifestyle role modelling and effective parenting strategies to improve the physical activity behaviours, physical confidence, sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing of their daughters. Importantly, DADEE also targets girls to improve the fitness and physical activity levels, and parenting skills of their fathers.
During the program, dads learn evidence-based parenting skills and strategies to emotionally connect to improve their daughters’ physical and mental health. DADEE also teaches fathers how to improve their daughters sport skills by engaging in fun co-physical activities experienced in a warm and positive environment.
Daughters are given opportunities to practise key social-emotional skills including self-control, persistence, critical thinking, resilience and self-reliance and spend quality time with their dads working together in fun practical sessions involving sport skills (eg kicking, catching, throwing), rough and tumble play and health-related fitness games.