How would your child fill in the blanks?

  Kids say some of the most amazing, humorous and often insightful things. And it happens repeatedly when they’re talking or writing about their dads. Our staff is preparing to honor winning essays from kids on the topic “What My Father Means to Me,” where they...

Just Appreciate Your Kids’ Teachers. Just Be DAD.

by Eric Snow [tweet_dis]As an involved father, you are one of your child’s first teachers[/tweet_dis], and you’re on the job as soon as the baby is born. You coo and cuddle him and shake objects in front of him to help him learn to focus and respond. You help in...

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...