On My Shoulders is a strengths-based, experiential curriculum designed to give fathers from a variety of backgrounds effective tools for being strong, effective fathers. OMS is not a parenting class per se, but is an experiential learning process that emphasizes relationships skills, builds self-awareness, addresses emotions, promotes mindful choices (Deciding, not Sliding), and encourages participants to value themselves as fathers and as men in the world. OMS focuses on core relationship values, such as commitment, respect, and healthy attachment. It also focuses on workable practical skills that make for effective parenting and effective relationships in general. Social science research lends strong support to the idea that improved functioning in one part of life spills over into other areas of life. As such, fathers who work through the On My Shoulders material should see real benefits in many areas of their lives.