The National Center for Fathering (Fathers.com) is a nonprofit educational organization that provides research-based training and resources so that men are equipped to address their children’s needs. Our goal is to reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness by helping every dad learn how to be a father.
At Fathers.com, we believe every child needs a dad they can count on. The research is clear: children thrive when they have an involved father—someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. We inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need.
Happy Father’s Day! Earlier this week, I sat down and recorded a few minutes of video to encourage you. The basic message is probably not something you want to hear on Father’s Day: “Hey, dad. You stink!” But in this case, that’s a good thing! I talk about a few examples in this short video: I know some dads give off aromas that no one should have to share or remember—and talking about smells at all might be risky. But I know that just as you remember how your dad smelled, you can leave your own powerful and lasting impressions by letting your kids … [Read More...]
Leading up to Father's Day, there’s a national campaign to remind fathers of the important role they play in their children’s lives. It’s being promoted by the White House and various fathering groups, and it uses a common phrase for its slogan: quality time. I endorse this, because we need dads embracing their roles, spending time with their kids, and making memories together. And time is one of the most important, basic commitments that a father makes. Quality time with your kids is a great goal. At the same time, I hope that term doesn’t give you the wrong idea as … [Read More...]
How is fathering a child with special needs a “privilege”? Rob is a veteran father of four whose oldest child has Down Syndrome. Recently we were both in a group of dads, and Rob made this startling statement... He said that, despite all the physical, emotional and financial stresses, “If any of you ever get the privilege [of having a Down Syndrome child], it’s the greatest gift to your family, because it creates the sensitivity and the awareness of others that kids just don’t have.... It was a real gift to us; it made all our kids more compassionate, more aware, more … [Read More...]
I have a Father’s Day challenge for you this week. (I’m giving you some lead time to think about how you can apply it.) Here it is: Start one new habit that will make a difference with your family. Think about one change you can make that will benefit your children or bring you closer to them, and then let Father’s Day be a time when you make a strong resolution to be that dad going forward. Let me give you one example of the power this can have. This comes from a dad and granddad named Gary who read the guest blog from a few weeks back about dating your daughter, and … [Read More...]
BE A GOOD FATHER
Our goal is to enlist 6.5 millions who are committed to reversing the cultural trend toward fatherlessness. The Center reaches more than one million dads through seminars, small-group training, our WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) program, our daily radio program, and our weekly e-mail tips for dads.
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