Changing the world ... one child at a time. Welcome to Fathers.com National Center for Fathering 18 Ways You Can “Be the First” in Your Daughter’s Life When I think about the concept of firsts, especially when it comes to fathers understanding their daughters with more precision, I want to highlight what a big deal “firsts” are for us as girls. To prove my point, you could ask any adult woman when she had her first... Read More Are Your Kids in Sports? Memorize These 6 Words What’s the best way to handle ourselves at our kids’ sports events? Brad is frustrated by his son’s baseball schedule. After spring sign-ups, the family was notified the team would be starting “spring training” right away, and those pre-season skill-building sessions... Read More 4 Qualities of CALM Fathers Steve and his teenage son were almost always at odds. He criticized his son’s schoolwork, his clothes, and his overall attitude. Steve’s business was at a turning point, so that added to his daily stress levels and the frustration he felt toward his son. One night, an... Read More Dad, What Do Your Texts Really Say? Maybe you saw the texting conversations that went viral this week. It all started with a Twitter post from a teenage girl: deep convos with ur dad >>>> That tweet struck a nerve with many other teens, who shared screen shots of similar text “nonversations” with their... Read More Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance As fathers, kids can bring many different challenges our way, and often they test our patience and frustration level. It’s especially true when they get to be teenagers. They’re old enough and smart enough to think they have it all together and know what’s what, but... Read More Search Fathers.com Search for: 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.