"Pick on Daddy" Time …

I was heartbroken to hear the news that Dan Wheldon, the 33-year-old racecar driver, died in a crash last Sunday, leaving behind his wife and two young children. As I was watching the news of his death, I was touched by his commitment to his family. From all accounts,...

A question you should ask your kids …

A lot of dads want to connect with their kids, they just aren’t sure how. The truth is, dads and kids can connect at any time — while doing dishes together, driving to soccer practice, or while running errands. Here’s a fun game that you can play anytime...

Why Great Fathering Does NOT Involve Sacrifice

Do you ever think about how much you’re sacrificing for your children? Many fathers should make a bigger commitment to their fathering. The simple, everyday investments in your children can be the most powerful over the long haul. To be clear,...

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...

Are You a Rich Man? (See Video)

The movie Courageous follows the stories of five different dads and the challenges they face, and challenges all dads to raise their level of commitment and become the fathers their children need. Here’s one scene featuring Javier, who has been through some...

Family Dynamics in a Tough Economy

Although some have predicted an economic rebound ahead, we can all see evidence that we’re still living in tough times. Many dads have lost their jobs or have taken extreme measures to reinvent their careers. Some are working part-time at home while Mom takes...