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...
Dads, DON’T Be Your Kids’ Hero!

Dads, DON’T Be Your Kids’ Hero!

by Justin Batt Pretty much every movie that’s ever been made follows a familiar pattern: there’s a hero, there’s a villain, and there’s some sort of conflict that occurs with the hero typically emerging victorious. But amidst the conflict, you have a guide who leads...
Dad, What Do Your Texts Really Say?

Dad, What Do Your Texts Really Say?

Maybe you saw the texting conversations that went viral this week. It all started with a Twitter post from a teenage girl: deep convos with ur dad >>>> That tweet struck a nerve with many other teens, who shared screen shots of similar text “nonversations” with their...
Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance

Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance

As fathers, kids can bring many different challenges our way, and often they test our patience and frustration level. It’s especially true when they get to be teenagers. They’re old enough and smart enough to think they have it all together and know what’s what, but...