Video: 3 Challenges for Dads for 2020

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:     Make a commitment now to be the dad your children...
Affirming Touch from Dad – 7 Tips

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....

8 Reasons Your Kids Need Grandparents

Rickie began experimenting a bit when she left home and went to college. First, she got a few extra piercings. Her dad, Jim, wasn’t thrilled, but he tried not to let it affect their relationship; it was her decision, after all. Then Rickie wanted to dye her hair blue....
Don’t Hold Back Affirmations

Don’t Hold Back Affirmations

What if dads were very intentional about affirmation? What if we proactively looked for ways to encourage our kids?  Your teenage son gets a raise after just a few months at his new job. Your daughter has an amazing game as a goalie for her soccer team, even though...
Laugh with Them. Cry with Them.

Laugh with Them. Cry with Them.

by Jay Payleitner From Ken Canfield:  I’m delighted to share a guest blog this week from one of our good friends and colleagues in the fatherhood movement, Jay Payleitner, with whom we have worked for more than 25 years. He has been a tremendous inspiration to us and...
Smile, Dad!

Smile, Dad!

First, a big THANK YOU to all granddads out there. You deserve to be honored this Sunday on Grandparents’ Day. You play an important role because your Grandkids Matter! (And for all other dads, make sure to get your kids involved in recognizing their grandparents this...