First Hero, First Love: A Dad’s Role for Sons and Daughters

  Here’s a fantastic quote about dads: To a girl, a father is her first love. To a boy, a father is his first hero. These are powerful. FOR A DAUGHTER, getting love from her dad is a huge thing. How he treats her sets the tone for so many other relationships in...

Dads, Define Real Manhood for Your Kids

What does it mean to be a real man? That’s the question Tim Truesdale asked his eight-year-old son a few months ago. The boy paused, thought for a few moments, and then said, “I don’t know, Dad.” Tim says his heart sank when he heard that because he knew that teaching...

Make Sure Your Kids Have Some Mad Skills – Guest Blog

This week we’re featuring a guest blog from Jay Payleitner—a best-selling author, speaker, and good friend of the National Center for Fathering whose latest book is 10 Conversations Kids Need to Have with Their Dad. He also has a recent one called 52 Things...

Solve the Communication Puzzle with Your Son

  Think about the last conversation you had with your child. Did you walk away feeling closer to him, or did it raise your blood pressure by a few points? Was your child smiling, or looking for something else to do? Or was he rolling his eyes? For every dad, good...