5 Tips: Social Distance Can Mean More Father Involvement

5 Tips: Social Distance Can Mean More Father Involvement

by Dr. Ken Canfield Dads, I trust you’re doing everything you can to protect yourself, your family and others around you during this time when most of us have totally different routines and there’s an overriding uncertainty about the future. I hear about many families...
Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Dad, here are two tips for teaching kids to be responsible when they’ve messed up. Michael’s preteen son came home from an event with friends, and Michael heard him crying in the kitchen. Pretty soon the boy confessed: “I lost my phone.” 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...
Are You Coasting, Dad?

Are You Coasting, Dad?

Here at fathers.com there’s an old saying: Father’s Day Every Day. At least it’s old to us. We even used that as the title of a conference years back.  The idea is to make every day count with your kids and renew your commitment to them every morning. If Father’s Day...
Father’s Day and the Privilege of Being a Dad

Father’s Day and the Privilege of Being a Dad

We all celebrated Mother’s Day a few weeks ago, and I hope you did it up right. Moms definitely deserve to be honored and celebrated. In many ways, Father’s Day is different. (And that’s okay.) Most dads aren’t expecting a whole lot in the way of gifts. We’re good...
4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

Steve and his teenage son were almost always at odds. He criticized his son’s schoolwork, his clothes, and his overall attitude. Steve’s business was at a turning point, so that added to his daily stress levels and the frustration he felt toward his son. One night, an...