Survey Results: Dads & Pandemic Challenges

Survey Results: Dads & Pandemic Challenges

“What barriers or obstacles have you faced in your fathering as a result of the pandemic?” Some of you will remember that question from our recent survey (conducted this past summer) about fathers and the pandemic. (And for those who participated, we greatly...
Stretch to Connect with Your Child

Stretch to Connect with Your Child

It doesn’t take long in the fathering journey for any dad to recognize that each of his children is unique, with specific gifts, interests and challenges. And many of the things they get involved in don’t line up with our hobbies or interests. So it’s almost a...
What Consistency Looks Like in a Dad: 5 Keys

What Consistency Looks Like in a Dad: 5 Keys

by Ken Canfield, Ph.D. A young child’s first reference points in the world, what he uses as he begins to map out his entire universe, are his parents. And as a father, your children need you to be a dependable, predictable reference point in their lives. Children...
Nurturing Becomes the Man

Nurturing Becomes the Man

by Ken Canfield, Ph.D. According to the old clichés, “Real men don’t eat quiche,” and “Real men don’t ask directions.” Those are punch lines, and mostly harmless. But there are other, similar messages—like: “Big boys don’t cry,” “Guys don’t have feelings,” or “Men...
Must-See Video: Josh’s Kindness

Must-See Video: Josh’s Kindness

A little kindness can go a long way. A few years ago this story came out about a young man named Josh. After his father passed away, Josh and his family moved from a small town to a city. Changing high schools wasn’t easy. Josh was a bit of a loner, and while still...

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