How to Make the Most of Teachable Moments

Parents seem to talk a lot about teachable moments—using situations that come our way to talk about life lessons with our kids. But how does it actually work? Not long ago we received a great example from a dad named Scott. He was out on a daddy-daughter date with his...

4 Thoughts for When You’re Fed Up As a Dad …

  What if a dad doesn’t want to be a dad? [tweet_dis]Do you ever feel like you’re in over your head with your children?[/tweet_dis] A while back, we received an email from a dad we’ll call “Rich.” It’s heartbreaking but it’s very real, and some of you may identify...

10 Ways to "Date Your Daughter"

      [tweet_dis]Dad, taking your daughter on dates is one of the most important things you can do for her.[/tweet_dis] These dates can shape the way that she will expect to be treated on dates when she is older. What example are you setting? Here are NCF’s 10...

Dads, Childcare and Changing the Stereotypes

Have you ever been somewhere with your kids, and someone asks if you’re “baby-sitting” them? For a long time, we dads faced some unpleasant stereotypes. If a dad was left in charge of his kids for any length of time, the expectation was that the house would be a total...

Just Be WITH Your Kids. Just Be Dad.

What My Father Means to Me by Myles (4th grade) As we move toward Father’s Day, we’ll be sharing some thoughts about dads from kids—some young children, and some not-so-young. This week we feature an essay by Myles, who wrote the winning 4th grade entry for...

16 Things to NEVER Say to Your Kids

Our tone of voice and the way we phrase what we say can make all the difference. Instead of saying “You’re setting a horrible example” NCF encourages you to find a way to rephrase it. Maybe “Think of the example you are setting for your younger...