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5 Ways to Win Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

The countdown to Valentine's Day is well underway. It’s obvious to anyone who enters a store that sells candy or greeting cards. Maybe you “won” Christmas gift-giving, but now there’s another giving obligation right around the corner. Or is it an opportunity? Maybe we...

4 Thoughts for Dads in Complex Situations

A dad we’ll call “Bill” is desperate. He’s been separated from his three sons for about seven years. He does get to see them occasionally, but the distance is hard as you can imagine. Of course, each of his kids is different, and that only increases Bill’s frustration...

4 Steps for Your New Year Fathering Action Plan

As the New Year arrives, it's natural to think about turning over a new leaf. Bad habits to stop. Good habits to start. Resolutions to keep.

Engaging Kids in the Joy of Christmas

Do your children believe that Christmas is a joy-filled holiday? Do you? This time of year causes us to pause and reflect on our childhood—from the tinsel on the tree, shaking the colorful packages, maybe sledding or taking a drive to look at the lights, and the many...

4 Meaningful Gifts for Your Kids

Each December, we hear a lot about simplifying our holiday routine, and there’s something to be said for that. In some families, the tradition that seems to be the most dominant and lasting is feeling worn out, frustrated and fed up. Sarcasm abounds when it comes to...

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Check out studies and statistics about fatherhood, including the troubling trend of fatherless children in America and some of the consequences that come with it.

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