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About Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC

Z. Andrew is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the founder of Mylemarks, an online company that develops social-emotional resources to use with kids and teens. Through that company, he creates content such as digital downloads, workbooks, and children’s books. He’s an adjunct professor in the Human Services department at Old Dominion University, and serves as the Fatherhood Consultant for CHKD’s Dads in Action program. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and listening to music.

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  • Blog Posts By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC

    Father playing soccer with his sons. Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Monday, January 04, 2021

    Family of Origin

    Knowing how your father figure influenced you can help you in your own role as a father. Read to explore what your past experiences taught you about fatherhood. Read full post>>

    Dad and baby daughter in the kitchen using tablet Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    Building Community with Dads

    Communicating and building community among dads is important - now more than ever. Don't miss these virtual opportunities for dads and kids of all ages. Read full post>>

    Mom watches from car as her little girl runs to her dad Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Separation: Helping Kids Adapt to a New Home

    Are you a dad with a parenting question? CHKD fatherhood consultant Z. Andrew Jatau can help. In this blog he answers a local dad's question about separation. Read full post>>

    Young boy holding a baby doll Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Dolls: Not Just for Girls Anymore

    Gender roles have long been ingrained in our society. So how do we break the cycle? CHKD fatherhood consultant Z. Andrew Jatau offers these suggestions. Read full post>>

    Mom and daughter taking a selfie together Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Social Media: Parents Need Guidelines, Too

    As parents, most of us know that social media can have a negative effect on our children. But are we paying attention to how social platforms are affecting us? Read full post>>

    Dad and daughter making a puzzle together on the floor Posted By: Z. Andrew Jatau, LPC
    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Sibling Strategies: The Eliza Rule

    A new sibling can be exciting and challenging for the big brother or sister. Learn ways to help your child cope and cooperate with changing family dynamics. Read full post>>