A Moving Video: "Daddy Phone"

The new song “Daddy Phone,” by country artist Marty Raybon, portrays a divorced dad who only gets to see his son occasionally. To stay connected, the dad gives his son a cell phone and tells him, “When you’re missing me, or feeling all alone,...

3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads

The holidays are here. You love your kids, and you want to be with those little rascals. You want to share all the wonderful experiences that the holidays promise, but you’re divorced—or you are getting a divorce—and you don’t want to share them with your...

Virtual Visitation for Today's Mobile Fathers (and Grandfathers)

In today’s society, we are increasingly mobile. According to an article in this year’s New York Times, 3.6 million married Americans were living apart from their spouses and families due to their job, commuting and living in a different city just for work....

Divorced Dads: Have a Conscious Commitment

Regardless of how little time you actually get to spend with your child, you’re still his father. You may not be a father in the way you want to be, but yours is as real a father-child relationship as any. This is the one and only way that you can have a...

Five Goals for Live-Away Dads

A peaceful divorce? Possibly. A pain-free divorce? That’s exceedingly rare. The adjustments for dad, mom and kids are major. William Klatte has written an insightful book called Live-Away Dads. In it, he suggests five beneficial actions you can take: goals you can...

Making the Most of Long-Distance Fathering

One summer, pitcher Terry Mulholland was selected as the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game. Mulholland planned to reject the invitation and pass up a chance to pitch in the summer classic. Why? Because Terry is also a father. He’s a...