Just Be Reliable Despite Divorce. Just Be DAD.

How to Make Joint Custody Work by Dat To   Joint child custody can be a real challenge for many fathers. Putting together a schedule that pleases both parties and the children involved can be hard enough. And it can be exhausting trying to deal with the stress of...

Just be a Father of the Year. Just be DAD.

5 Ways to be a Great Dad by Steve Huff Last summer I was selected as the 2014 Kansas City Father of the Year. What a humbling and surprising experience! Braxton, my 15 year old son, had written an essay for his English class titled “What my Father Means to Me,” which...

First Hero, First Love: A Dad’s Role for Sons and Daughters

  Here’s a fantastic quote about dads: To a girl, a father is her first love. To a boy, a father is his first hero. These are powerful. FOR A DAUGHTER, getting love from her dad is a huge thing. How he treats her sets the tone for so many other relationships in...

Dads, Define Real Manhood for Your Kids

What does it mean to be a real man? That’s the question Tim Truesdale asked his eight-year-old son a few months ago. The boy paused, thought for a few moments, and then said, “I don’t know, Dad.” Tim says his heart sank when he heard that because he knew that teaching...

Stand Tall at Your Kids’ Games—But Don’t Lose Perspective

How do you handle your kids’ sports endeavors? It’s a common struggle. Our own ego can be so tied up in our children’s performance on the field or the court that we lose the bigger picture of what’s really going on. That’s one of the story lines portrayed in the...

A 5th Grader Describes 3 Ways to Be a Better Dad

  We get to read a lot of priceless comments about dads written by kids as part of our Father of the Year Essay Contests, and here’s an example from a 5th grader named Brennan. He’ll probably make you laugh, but you’ll also be challenged to be a better dad: When...