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National Center for Fathering

Effective Fathering for a New Generation

Dr. Ken looks at his research-based 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers and how they have changed through the years.

Dads and Fast-Food Modeling

A research study reveals an interesting way dads influence their kids — and maybe an area where we need to step up as fathers.

“Dad, I Wish We Could Talk About ________”

A group of teenagers provides insights into topics they wish they could talk about with their dads.

Involved Fathering … or Connected Fathering?

The father who’s truly seeking the best for his kids puts his knowledge and his aspirations into action. Simply stated, he connects.

Let the Selfies Begin: Creative Summer Fun for Dads & Kids

Dr. Michelle Watson started this silly tradition with her dad, and you can do something similar with your children to increase laughter and strengthen your bond.


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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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