Your Fathering Action Plan for the New Year

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. On a personal level, maybe you’d like to lose a few pounds next year, get out of debt, get better organized, or...

Maximize Your Holiday Presence

Dad, do you want to know how much your presence is worth this holiday season? That’s “presence”–like your time, being there with your family–not “presents,” as in gifts. What is your presence worth to your children? One answer...

What if this were your LAST Christmas?

Here’s a simple but sobering exercise to help motivate you to make this your best holiday season ever. Think about this for a moment: What if this were your last holiday season? It may sound morbid, but try to view the question in a positive light: What if you...

Divorced Dads: Have a Conscious Commitment

Regardless of how little time you actually get to spend with your child, you’re still his father. You may not be a father in the way you want to be, but yours is as real a father-child relationship as any. This is the one and only way that you can have a...