Are You Coasting, Dad?

Are You Coasting, Dad?

Here at fathers.com there’s an old saying: Father’s Day Every Day. At least it’s old to us. We even used that as the title of a conference years back.  The idea is to make every day count with your kids and renew your commitment to them every morning. If Father’s Day...
Father’s Day and the Privilege of Being a Dad

Father’s Day and the Privilege of Being a Dad

We all celebrated Mother’s Day a few weeks ago, and I hope you did it up right. Moms definitely deserve to be honored and celebrated. In many ways, Father’s Day is different. (And that’s okay.) Most dads aren’t expecting a whole lot in the way of gifts. We’re good...
4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

Steve and his teenage son were almost always at odds. He criticized his son’s schoolwork, his clothes, and his overall attitude. Steve’s business was at a turning point, so that added to his daily stress levels and the frustration he felt toward his son. One night, an...

Just Use Your Words Wisely. Just Be DAD.

How to Use Your Speech to Build Up Your Children by Randell D. Turner, Ph.D. From our earliest days on the playground, we’ve heard this familiar quote: “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you.” Although those may have been useful words...

Just Demonstrate Healthy Emotions. Just Be DAD.

by Sam J. Jones   Fathers find it difficult to show emotions to their children and spouses. That’s what I have noticed after more than a decade of training fathers through the National Center for Fathering “Quenching the Father-Thirst: Developing a Dad” curriculum....

Just Be a Spiritual Mentor. Just Be DAD.

by Steve Wilson   My second oldest child is living in England for several months while interning in her field of work. We’ve kept up with her adventure through the standard media of the day—Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype and iCloud Photo Sharing. It’s been fun...