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 video...
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 your children...
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....

8 Reasons Your Kids Need Grandparents

Rickie began experimenting a bit when she left home and went to college. First, she got a few extra piercings. Her dad, Jim, wasn’t thrilled, but he tried not to let it affect their relationship; it was her decision, after all. Then Rickie wanted to dye her hair blue....