Changing the world ... one child at a time. Welcome to Fathers.com National Center for Fathering Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020 Did you make fathering resolutions earlier this month? Whether you did or not, this week’s guest blog can serve as a reminder and a challenge. Consider these three suggestions from our long-time friend, Rick Wertz: Read More Affirming Touch from Dad – 7 Tips There’s great power and affirmation in a father’s touch. A kiss on the forehead. A rub of the head. A bear hug. A squeeze on the knee. A fist bump. A pat on the back. An arm around the shoulder. Dad, you need to recognize how much power there is in your touch.... Read More What Your Daughter Really Longs For by Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC I wish you could sit in my counseling office, even for part of a day, because you’d hear what I consistently hear from teenage girls and 20-something women. You’d hear how often they doubt themselves, how often they fear a future without... Read More Your Valuable Presence … and Our Promising Plan Dads: I am definitely in the Christmas spirit as we’re now just a few days away. I’m eager to spend time with my children and grandchildren and celebrate all the traditions of the holidays. My #1 message for dads right now is to focus on being present with your kids.... Read More Exciting Possibilities Ahead at NCF Thank you for tuning into these weekly messages from fathers.com / the National Center for Fathering (NCF). And most of all, thank you for your devotion to your children. As we all commit ourselves to what’s best for the next generation, we make the world a better... 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.