You Can Be a Good Dad Even in Tough Situations

  A while back, a dad wrote to us and said, “How can someone be a good father when the system and the mother won’t let him?” For a growing number of dads today, this dad’s question is the only one that matters because they don’t have access to...

Away But Not Apart: How to Be a Good Dad Despite Separations

Do you find yourself often separated from your children? Whether it’s due to job demands, divorce, military service or some other challenge, this is a growing issue for today’s fathers … including some of us at fathers.com. For all of you guys who love your kids...

Are you connecting with your kids?

How engaged are today’s fathers? Recent data analysis from the Pew Research Center is encouraging … and discouraging. The study focused on two areas: fathers’ presence and their involvement. While the results are interesting, this is more about how...

Steady Through the Years: A Single Dad's Journey

At 53, my days as a runner are a fond memory. Not to say I couldn’t get back into the shape I was in 1983 when I got up every morning at 6:00 am to run two miles before work. It’s just that I seem to have run out of time for myself these days. I’m a...

Single Dads Dating: "Meet Your New Stepmother"

Soon after my divorce in 2000, I became the primary custodian of my two sons CJ and Brandon. I remarried in 2007, but those years as a single parent gave me a different perspective on fatherhood and the task of training my sons in the world of dating and...