Dad, Start a New Habit, Like One-on-one Time

  Here’s a Father’s Day challenge for you. (You have some lead time to think about how you can apply it.) Here it is: Start one new habit that will make a difference with your family. Think about one change you can make that will benefit your children or bring...

Being a Committed Dad is “Far Past Amazing”

  Here at the Center, we consider it “Father’s Day season” as soon as Mother’s Day is over. Among other things, our staff is finishing up interviews with dads and making arrangements for celebration events in several areas of the country related to our Father of the...

Your Job Description: Defining What it Means to Be a Dad

  Remember when you held your first baby in your arms and asked yourself, “Now what do I do?” You didn’t get an answer, did you? At work, a job description helps keep you on task for your company. But what about a job description for dads? At no time do we feel the...

3 Principles to Help You Handle Parenting Challenges

  “What’s your position on allowing teens to go out on school nights?” That’s the question we received from a dad not long ago. All parents face similar challenges and decisions as part of everyday life. Some other examples might be: How much computer, TV or iPod time...

Gratitude Can Help You As a Father

  Here’s a question you might be asked a few times during the next few days: What are you thankful for? Probably the first things that come to mind are your family members—your kids and your wife, if you’re married. If your family is healthy, you’re...

Roles of a Forever Father

  A dad named Alan recently described his relationship with his kids this way: Part companion   . . .   part playmate   . . .   part teacher   . . .   part pastor   . . .   part chef    . . .   part butler   . . .   part judge and jury   . . .   part dart-gun target  ...