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National Center for Fathering

Dad: Your Most Effective Tool Is Showing Up

by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield – What really makes a difference in being a great dad is creating positive patterns that keep repeating over time.

Leverage Life Moments for Your Kids’ Future

How to Be a Better Dad by Brian Phipps – Paint a picture of a preferred future for your kids, and leverage every life moment to help them accomplish it.

How to Be a Better Dad: A New Blog Series

What’s the most crucial aspect of being a dad? We’re asking dads and writers to boil it down to their essential insights in a short guest blog.

Goodnight Upside Down

A man gets a birthday call from his father, and the two of them are transported back in time. A story by Peter Lewis.

Steps in the Right Direction: Your Child’s Other Father

My eyes were opened to the remarkable impact that man had on my daughter’s life. I began to understand the depth of this stepfather’s love …


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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.

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