Parenting following acquired brain injury (ABI) has received little empirical or clinical investigation. The current study aimed to explore the challenges facing fathers following ABI and identify their needs for support. Interviews were conducted with three men with ABI, two partners and three rehabilitation coordinators. Five themes emerged from the data and a preliminary model of parenting for fathers following injury was developed. The interactive effects of the ABI and associated impairment on family relationships/functioning, perceptions/identity of parenting role, parenting knowledge/skills and confidence/self efficacy are described. Interventions should be flexible, individualised and tailored to address the unique parenting needs of the father within each family.