6 Thoughts for Dads of Special-Needs Children

6 Thoughts for Dads of Special-Needs Children

Fathers who have special-needs children or kids with life-threatening diseases face daunting challenges. Not only are their families more financially stressed, but the emotional, physical and relational strains of caring for a child will impact the entire family. But...
Kobe “Loved Being a Dad”: Fathers & Time

Kobe “Loved Being a Dad”: Fathers & Time

by Ken R Canfield, Ph.D. I join with many around the world this week in mourning the lives lost in the tragic helicopter crash in California—NBA great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others. While all nine people deserve to be memorialized, it makes sense...
3 Reasons to Honor Moms

3 Reasons to Honor Moms

Dads, you’re ready to honor your mother and your children’s mother this Sunday … aren’t you? I hope Mother’s Day is something you throw yourself into, because moms deserve it—and it’s good for us and for our kids. By now you have probably made arrangements for...

Children Need to Be Adopted

One evening after I had finished speaking to a gathering of men, a huge, burly man came up to talk to me. The guy was a mountain; I could picture him chewing up quarterbacks and spitting them out. My first instinct was to run, but as he got closer I noticed that there...

Single Dads and Expectations

If you’re a recently divorced dad, be prepared to see a side of your kids you’ve never seen before. Kids who have been through a divorce often act in certain ways. As a single dad, you need to know what to watch for—and how to respond. Here are some common...

Accepting a Disabled Child, Part 1

Most dads don’t think about the responsibility of caring for a disabled child until they experience it first hand. Loving and accepting a child with special needs is a process which takes time and prayer to go through the emotions. Related Article: Accepting a...