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5 “Main Things” for Busy Dads

Dad, are you a going a million miles an hour? In today’s world, one of the enemies of having closely connected families life is how busy we all are. It’s so easy to get distracted and off track from our families, which should be among our highest priorities. You...

Make Every Day Like Father’s Day

by Dr. Ken Canfield “Happy Father’s Day” from all of us No, I haven’t changed the calendar or lost my mind. I know this isn’t the middle of June. At, we’re about inspiring and equipping men to be the best dads they can be. And that means that...

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Thankful

The holidays can bring great times for fathers and their kids. And Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to teach our children—and model for them—what it means to be thankful. (Although it shouldn’t be just a once-a-year thing.) A researcher from the University of...

Home from Work: 15 Seconds

“The most important fifteen seconds of a man’s day is when he walks in the door after work.” A dad recently made that comment to one of our staff members, crediting one of the pioneers of the fathering movement, the late Dave Simmons, for making the point. What’s the...

Just Keep Learning and Growing. Just Be Dad.

A Balanced Perspective on Fatherhood by Brock Griffin As you know, fatherhood is a joy! ... and sometimes, not so much. The longer I am a dad, the more I’m humbled about the role.  I talk to more and more men who are having difficulties with their kids, and they...


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.