Your Dad's Influence: Ways to Move Forward

Here at the Center, we’re very much aware that many men are uncomfortable with the idea of honoring their dads. As we hear from dads, it’s clear that just about all men have things they would change about their childhood if they could — some small...

Family Dynamics in a Tough Economy

Although some have predicted an economic rebound ahead, we can all see evidence that we’re still living in tough times. Many dads have lost their jobs or have taken extreme measures to reinvent their careers. Some are working part-time at home while Mom takes...

Are You and Your Kids Having "Nonversations"?

How do conversations go with your teenager? If you’re like many dads, usually all you can get out of him is a one-word answer or even just a grunt — and this can happen with younger kids as well. Why is it so hard? In a recent article for CNN, Vanessa Van...

One Thing I Learned from Mom

As fathers, it’s good for us to honor moms — our own mothers, who helped to nurture and shape us, and our children’s mothers, who are our teammates in the parenting role. This weekend, we need to step up and bring our very best effort to this task,...