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.
Joshua is an active WATCH D.O.G.S. dad at his child’s school who came up with a great idea for the holiday season. Like in many other families—especially those that put emphasis on their faith during the holidays—he and his wife use an Advent calendar to help them and their young sons count down the days in anticipation of Christmas. Maybe you do something similar—and there are all kinds of great resources to help if you wanted to start this. Well, a few years back Joshua was working long hours and couldn’t always be there with his wife and his boys to go through the daily Advent … [Read More...]
Don't you love Thanksgiving? Of course, the food is amazing, and I love the football. But it's much more than that. Thanksgiving is the one holiday that, for the most part, hasn't been polluted by commercialism. You gather as a family and enjoy each other in a relaxed setting, without all the distractions of, "What gifts am I gonna get?" or, "Are you gonna like what I bought you?" At the Casey home on Thanksgiving, we even dress a certain way—not formal, but very respectful. It's a day to remember our many blessings and humbly show our gratitude. Some of the most humorous times for our … [Read More...]
Dad, I know you’d do just about anything for your kids. But would you wear anything? The other day in our offices, I was talking with another dad on our staff, just catching up on things, when I noticed his socks. They were on the wild side, and didn’t really match the rest of his clothes that day. Then I took a closer look. Oh, they’re Superman socks. What? What’s the story there? Well, it turns out that he has a young son who’s going through that stage where superheroes are the coolest thing. The boy is really into Superman and Batman, and his dad was wearing those socks simply … [Read More...]
Training and disciplining kids is tough. It’s even harder when you’re in a complex family situation, and more and more dads are finding themselves in that place. Our staff recently heard from several dads whose stories illustrate this (and whose names I have changed here). James is a partial-custody father. His 12-year-old daughter is acting out—taking things from a relative’s house, and generally being irresponsible at school and in other ways. James is trying to address these issues, but finds it hard to make any progress with his daughter since his time with her is limited and her … [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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