Nurturance Articles

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.

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.

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Disciplining kids when they already feel bad for their actions is tricky. Here are two tips for teaching kids to be responsible when they’ve messed up.

Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

Runaway: A Moving Video of a Father’s Love

Here’s what you might call a more modern version of the “Prodigal Son” that depicts the depth of a father’s love, featuring the song “Runaway” by Jess Ray. (Unofficial video by Kevin McGlade.)

Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

Valentine’s Day: Make them Feel Loved

Each relationship is unique, whether it’s a couple or father and child, and it’s fine to take an approach that works for you—as long as it also works for your spouse or child, and makes them feel loved and appreciated.

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:

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