Dad, Help Prepare Your Kids for the School Year—Here’s How

  Getting ready to go back to school impacts the entire family… For kids, a new school year means new teachers, new classrooms, and new responsibilities. Sometimes it means new friends. The first days at a new school—or first days in middle school or high...

Everyday Heroes: Good Dads Make a Difference for Other Kids

  Kids are looking for heroes. Are you worthy of the title? On this third week of honoring everyday heroes for Father’s Day, we recognize WatchDOG dads—men who volunteer at their children’s schools to have fun and be positive role models. We know that a large...

Four Strategies: How to be a Dad Who Pays Attention to School

It’s always the same this time of year … Work obligations slow down a bit (if you are lucky) and family obligations start picking up. So consider this question: How much time are you spending in your child’s life? Specifically, how involved are you in your...

Help Your Kids Deal with Bullies

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, so it’s appropriate to think about how to help our kids deal with bullies. Of course, no dad ever wants his child to be bullied, but for all of the press that bullying gets, in most cases (but certainly...

A Pep Talk for the Second Half

At the start of a new year, as some are making new resolutions (or at least thinking about making changes), here’s a suggestion from author Bob Barnes that should be helpful for all dads who have kids in any level of school: Look at the New Year as a kind of...