How we respond to difficulties or crisis situations will create a reference point that our children will remember and carry forward into the future.
Fathering Fundamentals – ICANs Articles
“As a result of the pandemic, how have you grown in your fathering role?” These past months have shone a light on our relationships with our kids—revealing the good and bringing us face-to-face with some areas where we need to grow.
Those moments are opportunities to learn more about your children and what makes them tick. And your effort to get involved in your child’s world is an important way to communicate your love.
As a father, your children need you to be a dependable, predictable reference point in their lives. Children should know what to expect from you. If you are consistent, your kids will gain confidence and security.
We can and must become nurturing dads through giving affection, affirmation, and attention to our children. We do this with our arms, words, eyes and ears.
Our children place great value on our time and our presence—our involvement. Study after study confirms the benefits our children will see if we invest ourselves in their lives.
by Michelle Watson Canfield – A girl needs head connections with her dad in order to navigate life, but heart connections with him are vital to her ability to thrive in life.
by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield As we all know, it can be a daunting task for dads and daughters to talk about the...
When a dad says he wants better communication with his kids, he shouldn’t just jump in and start talking. The first thing he needs to do—and do well—is listen.