Advice for New (or Soon-To-Be) Dads!

For all of you new dads, or soon-to-be dads, we’ve got something special for you this week! We’ve asked some of our friends to give you their best advice as you start out on your fathering journey! Here are some of our favorites in this week’s Tools...

Moms: You can help your child’s father be a better dad

  Dads, the focus is on moms this week—and their impact on you and your fathering. If you’re married, share this with your wife in the interest of strengthening your teamwork as parents. All dads know that moms impact us and our fathering. It’s been a few years since...

How Fatherhood Can Change You

Some recent research studies have found biological changes in new fathers — even at the hormonal and brain cell level. One study in Israel tracked levels of the hormone oxytocin in first-time parents during the early months of parenting. Oxytocin is known for...

Birth – Your Gateway to Fatherhood

Your child’s birth is the gateway through which you, your child and its mother must journey in order to become a family or add to your family. The quality of the birth experience influences the quality of your relationship with your family. It can create bonds...

Get Ready to Be a Dad with a Fathers Assembly

When my wife was pregnant, I was nervous. I knew I was on the brink of the most monumental transition in my life, and the men around me were not helping. “Get your sleep now,” said one, two, three, or four. I lose count how many guys came up with this...

Dads and Childproofing

Hollywood celebrity Matthew McConaughey recently made the following comment about his 14-month-old son, Levi: “He’s getting bigger, more fun, smarter and craftier by the day.” Toddlers are great at keeping their dads very busy, and their growing craftiness...