Having a baby can bring surprising challenges into a couple’s life.

When parents are supported, the whole community can thrive.

Without proper support, a family can struggle–and even fall apart.

Let’s shift toward caring for babies (and the mamas and papas) as a larger family—not just one or two parents.

It really does take a village. Let’s do this! 

Together let’s connect and thrive!

Our vision is a world where parents get full personal and community support.

When parents are supported, the whole community can thrive.

Male Postpartum Abandonment Syndrome (MPAS) is the major cause of disconnected partnerships and the resulting epidemic of disappearing dads and marriages. It is worsened by parents’ unmet physical and emotional needs.

MPAS is preventable.

Let’s work together to heal disconnection in our growing families.

The Crisis of Disappearing Dads and Failing Marriages

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The Crisis of Disappearing Dads and Failing Marriages

Hope for a Thriving Future

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Hope for a Thriving Future

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Our work provides information to family-support professionals, in order to recognize the symptoms of MPAS (Male Postpartum Abandonment Syndrome) and provide their client families with an awareness of, and access to, effective solutions and resources to be able to thrive.

Theoretically, it takes only one insightful, responsive parent to give children the successful bond they need to live a healthy productive life.

In order to thrive, it takes approximately 3.87 engaged and responsive adults per infant to support all members of the family—all family members must thrive, not just the child.

Parents in a nuclear family environment, without extended family nearby, have little chance of everyone thriving. The pressure on nuclear families is extensive and turns quickly into stress and struggle when a baby is born. Survival is the norm, but thriving is not.

When a couple-ship struggles (and often deteriorates), due to a lack of support—so does the family. This leaves parents strained and under-resourced, unable to offer their best for the child. When parents separate or divorce, this disruption adds layers of challenge to the potential security of the children in the family, which has a multi-faceted, long-lasting societal impact.

Our vision is a world where parents are fully resourced and there is community support for at least one primary caregiver to establish the needed secure attachment foundation. If a parent isn’t fully supported, it’s more difficult to be present and responsive to the child.

But, when parents are richly supported, the whole community can fully thrive—starting early in life, and continuing for generations.

Click here to learn more about the MPAS crisis.

One or two people do not a village make.

— Scott NoelleEnjoyParenting.com

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