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National Center for Fathering

Dads: Give Noogies

by Jay Payleitner: One of the great privileges of fatherhood is roughhousing a bit with the kids. The joy of being a dad should overflow into making physical connections with sons and daughters at every age and stage.

How to Talk with Your Kids as They Process the Current Political Unrest

by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: “I hope you view the difficult and often shocking headlines and videos as opportunities to teach and connect with your children.”

Become a Better Dad – One Step at a Time

Pick one fathering challenge, find a way to address it, and make some positive things happen.

A New Commitment to Encouragement

Chris told me a story that provides a great example and a new word we can all use to help us remember the importance of encouraging our kids.

The BEST Christmas Present from Dad: Put It in Writing

One of the greatest presents you can give your daughter is to affirm her through writing. – Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield


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Research on Fathering

Check out studies and statistics about fatherhood, including the troubling trend of fatherless children in America and some of the consequences that come with it.

Recent Blogs

See what Ken Canfield and others are writing and saying to today’s dads – providing tips, encouragement and maybe a challenge or two.

Fathering Library

See our wealth of articles on many different aspects of fathering, organized by your situation, your kids’ ages, and common fathering hot topics.

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