Prepare to Honor Your Dad Like a 5th Grader

Spring gives us opportunities to recognize deserving kids and dads as part of our Father of the Year Essay Contests. We have identified winning essays written by kids in four markets around the country, and we’re in the process of choosing dads who will be...

"I love you more than …"

Not long ago, a reader of our weekly email named Tom sent us an encouraging message. He took our suggestions on expressing love to his children and made them his own. He wrote: Recently, I read in your [email] about how to connect with your small child. I got down on...

Audio: Answer Questions with Questions (like Jesus)

Kids are curious. They love to learn — especially from you, dad. And the teaching method that Jesus used still works today. For more, listen to this “audio article” from Jay Payleitner, adapted from his book, 52 Things Kids Need from their Dad.   Jay...

Audio: Don't Yell over Spilled Milk

Having kids gives you multiple chances to be a real-life hero. But only if your children have learned that, in a crisis, they can trust in your unconditional love. For more, listen to this “audio article” from Jay Payleitner, adapted from his book, 52...

Single Dads Dating: "Meet Your New Stepmother"

Soon after my divorce in 2000, I became the primary custodian of my two sons CJ and Brandon. I remarried in 2007, but those years as a single parent gave me a different perspective on fatherhood and the task of training my sons in the world of dating and...