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A New School Year: 3 Tips for Dads

Your children just started school or are about to go back, and I hope that’s a big deal in your mind—whether they’re starting kindergarten or the last year of graduate school. They will mature and be shaped in incredible ways during coming months, and of course you...

4 Fatherly Responses to Grief and Loss

The Canfield family recently announced a big loss in our lives—the passing of my wife of 43 years, Dee, who was also a mother to five, mother-in-law to four, and Nana to twelve. Being by her side for the past few months really opened my eyes to the reality of death...

Daughters and Mirrors

This week we’re featuring a fantastic action point for dads of daughters that Dr. Michelle Watson shared as part of our recent radio special.  Michelle says, “Be aware that most of the time your daughter looks into the mirror, she sees every flaw.” As dads, we...

Dad, You Can Be a Responsive Leader

When your son or daughter expresses a need, how do you respond?  There’s a term that’s pretty common in research about dads: “responsive fathering.” It comes up most often in relation to fathers and their infants or very young children, and there are all kinds of...

Involved Fathering Helps Your Marriage

This week we’re highlighting some insights that Justin Batt shared during our recent fathering radio special.  Justin started a weekly habit of creating fun and memorable activities with his kids. For him, it worked out best on Saturdays because that’s when his wife...


Research on Fathering

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.

Recent Blogs

See what Ken Canfield and others are writing and saying to today’s dads – providing tips, encouragement and maybe a challenge or two.

Fathering Library

See our wealth of articles on many different aspects of fathering, organized by your situation, your kids’ ages, and common fathering hot topics.