Body Image: What is Your Daughter Thinking?

Girls always give us insightful feedback about their dads when we talk to them during our Father-Daughter Summit events. Usually, their comments focus on two areas: they’d like to spend more regular one-on-one time with their dad, and they want to be able to...

Forgiving Dad – A Freedom Song

Tomorrow I’ll think fondly of Dad. Which is odd, because I hated him when he was alive. Dad was an angry, hard-swearing, tattooed man’s man. He’d been an Alaska bush pilot, but by the time I came along, he was a California travelling salesman,...

Interchangeable Parts, Irreplaceable Fathers

My brother-in-law Mark lost his job last week. Like any other weekday, he arrived at his office at 8:25 am, likely scanning his Blackberry on his walk across the parking lot to see what his busy schedule held for him. But instead of a day filled with meetings and...

5 Father's Day Gifts for Your Children

I’m 64. I’ve got grown kids and nearly grown grandkids. And if I could, I would change some things. I’d give my kids more important Father’s Day gifts, because it is always more fulfilling to give than to receive, and I would have given more. Especially on Father’s...

Time: Are You Spending or Investing?

There’s a common expression that we use all the time. It’s pretty harmless in itself, but as fathers we need to think differently with it. It’s the simple concept of spending time. We always say, “I spent a lot of time on that project,” or, “I spent 20 minutes...

A Commitment to Give More to Family

Cameron Stracher is a busy working dad. He’s a law professor in New York who also does legal work, with a long commute to and from work every day. Several years ago, he found himself feeling “over-extended, over-committed and physically exhausted,”...