Single Dads: It's a Small Club, Right?

You're not alone. Not by a long shot, guys. Did you know that since 1980 the number of single dads in the US has doubled to nearly 1.6 million? That's a lot of us. I'd bet the census count missed a few too. Single dads are growing 6 percent a...

Challenges for Single Custodial Dads

A few words of encouragement to single dads who have custody of their kids. In many ways, these dads can learn valuable lessons from the many single moms who have blazed the trail before them. Let’s look at a few of the challenges for you dads who are courageously...

Lessons from Two Widower Dads

Brian wrote to us and asked for help. He lost his wife in a car accident and is now left to care for his two children—a 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son. Dad, if you are married, imagine what you would do—all the issues you'd have to work through: your job,...

Communicating With Your Ex

When children are involved, a divorce isn't an ending. It's just the beginning of a long, challenging cooperative effort to do what's best for the kids in a tough situation. I hear from divorced moms and dads who are frustrated and angry. They have a whole...