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...
Halftime Shows & Helping Our Children Define the Line

Halftime Shows & Helping Our Children Define the Line

by Randell Turner, Ph.D. As is often the case, last Sunday’s halftime show during the “big game” drew a variety of reactions. On one hand, there were celebrities and well-known athletes praising the two women on stage: “AMAZING! Fantastic Half Time Show!” “Incredible...
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...
Dad, You Can Be a Responsive Leader

Dad, You Can Be a Responsive Leader

When your son or daughter expresses a need, how do you respond?  There’s a term that’s pretty common in research about dads: “responsive fathering.” It comes up most often in relation to fathers and their infants or very young children, and there are all kinds of...
4 Ways to Ring in Your New Year of Fathering

4 Ways to Ring in Your New Year of Fathering

Here at fathers.com, we often think of Father’s Day as a milestone, the start of a new year in your fathering, when you end one season and begin another. It can be a time when you reflect on the past and set goals and resolutions for the future—especially as they...
Great and Unexpected Things

Great and Unexpected Things

If you ask most little kids what they want to be when they grow up, you may be able to guess their answer. They want to be ballerinas, sports stars, and superheroes. Older kids will seemingly cast off those childhood dreams and, when asked by an adult, they’ll...