Fathering Fundamentals – ICANs Articles

3 Ways Dads Have Grown: More Pandemic Survey Results

3 Ways Dads Have Grown: More Pandemic Survey Results

“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.

Stretch to Connect with Your Child

Stretch to Connect with Your Child

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.

What Consistency Looks Like in a Dad: 5 Keys

What Consistency Looks Like in a Dad: 5 Keys

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.

Nurturing Becomes the Man

Nurturing Becomes the Man

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.

Making Involvement a Priority

Making Involvement a Priority

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.

Dad, Turn Your HEART Toward Your Daughter

Dad, Turn Your HEART Toward Your Daughter

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.

8 Steps to Better Listening for Dads

8 Steps to Better Listening for Dads

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.

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