5 Ways to Tap into the "Grandfather Resource"

[tweet_dis]Grandfathers can be a wonderful resource for another positive male role model in our children’s lives.[/tweet_dis] Check out NCF’s top 5 ways to tap into the grandfathering resource by downloading Tools for the Journey: 5 Ways to Tap into the...

Be a Family Storyteller

by Steve Wilson   Growing up, I loved listening to my grandmother tell stories of growing up on the western Kansas prairie in the early 1900s. Grammy was born in a sod house and raised her own family during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s! For a kid who lived in suburban...

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....

Words that Change Children's Lives

What would cause a woman to say she loved someone she has barely met? The answer comes from the sister of one of our staff members. Trish doesn’t remember her grandfather Clinton at all, but she says to this day she loves the man. Not long before he passed away, when...

Welcoming Young Dads to the Fatherhood Party

In the mid-1990’s, I was a dad of a teenage daughter and three other children under ten. Through my involvement in various fatherhood events in the Seattle area, I heard about the “Welcome To Fatherhood Party” from a dad named Griggs Irving. The idea...

Grandfathers: An Untapped Resource

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter set aside the first Sunday after Labor Day to honor grandparents. The official proclamation made a convincing argument for this holiday: Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences...