Olympic “Undude” is Committed Dad: “Life is just beginning”

  What does being a father mean to you? As the Winter Olympics begin, we can highlight some committed dads who will be competing there in Sochi, and some comments they made about their role as fathers. Billy Demong (Nordic Combined Skiing) said, “Fatherhood has made...

Being a Father Is a Great Privilege and Responsibility

  Every child needs a dad. That’s what keeps us going here at the National Center for Fathering. We want to help create a culture where there’s an actively engaged father or father figure in the life of every child. We’re not out just to build up men, and we are...

The Things Dads Wear for their Kids …

  Dad, you’d do just about anything for your kids. But would you wear anything? The other day in our offices, a dad on our staff wore some very interesting socks. They were on the wild side, and didn’t really match the rest of his clothes that day. They were Superman...

Be an Involved Father: Make Every Day Family Day

Studies have shown that when families make it a habit to eat dinner together, teenagers are less likely to use drugs and alcohol and less likely to have high stress. Kids of all ages do better in school, especially reading. Plus, it’s great bonding time. Mealtimes are...

How to Find Your Fathering Comfort Zone

Do you ever feel lost or out of place as a father? New dads almost always feel intimidated by the idea of having a child. No one is ever quite prepared for such a radical change. (And that’s why we produced our free ebook, Forming a Lifelong Bond.) Even more...

How to Have Quality Time with Your Kids

Leading up to Father’s Day, there’s a national campaign to remind fathers of the important role they play in their children’s lives. It’s being promoted by the White House and various fathering groups, and it uses a common phrase for its slogan: quality time....