For Dads at Home: 3 Ways to Check Your Anger at the Door

For Dads at Home: 3 Ways to Check Your Anger at the Door

by Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC I know that all families around the world have been thrown into an unusual situation lately with the COVID-19 pandemic. And maybe it’s starting to feel like it was a lifetime ago when you had the routines of work and school to help create...
Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Dad, here are two tips for teaching kids to be responsible when they’ve messed up. Michael’s preteen son came home from an event with friends, and Michael heard him crying in the kitchen. Pretty soon the boy confessed: “I lost my phone.” That...
Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

You’re probably familiar with the Prodigal Son parable from the Bible. Here’s what you might call a more modern version depicting the depth of a father’s love, featuring the song “Runaway” by Jess Ray. (Unofficial video by Kevin McGlade.)   The father in the...
Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

by Ken R Canfield, Ph.D. There are differing opinions about Valentine’s Day. Some couples—and dads—use it as an opportunity to go all-out in expressing love to their wives and children. At the other extreme, some view it as a “Hallmark holiday”—created by greeting...
Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

Did you make fathering resolutions earlier this month? Whether you did or not, this week’s guest blog can serve as a reminder and a challenge. Consider these three suggestions from our long-time friend, Rick Wertz:     Make a commitment now to be the dad...
Affirming Touch from Dad – 7 Tips

Affirming Touch from Dad – 7 Tips

There’s great power and affirmation in a father’s touch. A kiss on the forehead. A rub of the head. A bear hug. A squeeze on the knee. A fist bump. A pat on the back. An arm around the shoulder. Dad, you need to recognize how much power there is in your touch....

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