Why Isolation Can Be Good for Fathers and Families

Why Isolation Can Be Good for Fathers and Families

by Rick Wertz Social distancing and self-isolation are terms very few had heard of just a few weeks ago. Now they are daily headlines and constant reminders. The encouragement early on was to practice good hygiene and keep your distance from someone who is sick. That...
5 Tips: Social Distance Can Mean More Father Involvement

5 Tips: Social Distance Can Mean More Father Involvement

by Dr. Ken Canfield Dads, I trust you’re doing everything you can to protect yourself, your family and others around you during this time when most of us have totally different routines and there’s an overriding uncertainty about the future. I hear about many families...
Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Dad, here are two tips for teaching kids to be responsible when they’ve messed up. Michael’s preteen son came home from an event with friends, and Michael heard him crying in the kitchen. Pretty soon the boy confessed: “I lost my phone.” That...
Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

You’re probably familiar with the Prodigal Son parable from the Bible. Here’s what you might call a more modern version depicting the depth of a father’s love, featuring the song “Runaway” by Jess Ray. (Unofficial video by Kevin McGlade.)   The father in the video...
Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

by Ken R Canfield, Ph.D. There are differing opinions about Valentine’s Day. Some couples—and dads—use it as an opportunity to go all-out in expressing love to their wives and children. At the other extreme, some view it as a “Hallmark holiday”—created by greeting...