It's GREAT Being a Dad.

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National Center for Fathering

4 Qualities of Growing Dads

Great dads learn that humility and commitment are more important than having the right answers. They learn from mistakes and grow through the tough times.

The Best Things to Say When Kids Are Competing

We’ve all seen out-of-control parents at youth sports events. But some research gives dads a better option for encouraging our kids.

“Why is my father always angry?”

Angry fathering really does affect our children. Here’s a wake-up call and some steps to help us be calm dads.

The Paradox of “No Guarantees”

While we dads can’t guarantee that our children will make wise choices and lead a responsible life, we can greatly increase the odds.

Meeting Your Children’s Basic but Important Needs

With all the uncertainty in today’s world, we must not underestimate what a difference it makes when kids feel safe, loved, valued, and heard.


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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.

View the On-Demand Broadcast of Fathering Breakthrough Event


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