Non-custodial Dad Articles

Everyday Heroes: Great Dads Shine in Tough Circumstances

Everyday Heroes: Great Dads Shine in Tough Circumstances

We recognize dads who demonstrate the true heart of fatherhood. They face challenges that most of us can barely imagine, and yet they persevere and serve their families with selflessness and unwavering dedication.

A Moving Video: “Daddy Phone”

A Moving Video: “Daddy Phone”

The new song "Daddy Phone," by country artist Marty Raybon, portrays a divorced dad who only gets to see his son occasionally. To stay connected, the dad gives his son a cell phone and tells him, "When you're missing me, or feeling all alone, just push '1' on your daddy phone. I'll be on the line when I hear that ringtone. We'll talk anytime on your daddy phone."

3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads

3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads

by Len Stauffenger The holidays are here. You love your kids, and you want to be with those little rascals. You want to share all the wonderful experiences that the holidays promise, but you’re divorced — or you are getting a divorce — and you don’t want to share them with your ex. What to do?

Divorced Dads: Have a Conscious Commitment

Divorced Dads: Have a Conscious Commitment

Regardless of how little time you actually get to spend with your child, you're still his father. You may not be a father in the way you want to be, but yours is as real a father-child relationship as any. This is the one and only way that you can have a relationship with this child at this point.

Five Goals for Live-Away Dads

Five Goals for Live-Away Dads

A peaceful divorce? Possibly. A pain-free divorce? That’s exceedingly rare. The adjustments for dad, mom and kids are major.

Making the Most of Long-Distance Fathering

Making the Most of Long-Distance Fathering

One summer, pitcher Terry Mulholland was selected as the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game. Mulholland planned to reject the invitation and pass up a chance to pitch in the summer classic. Why? Because Terry is also a father. He's a long-distance dad who saw the three-day break as a chance to catch up with his young son, Tyler. They'd planned a father-son fishing trip, and Terry was determined to keep his word. As it turned out, Mulholland's manager gave him another day off, so he was able to pitch in the game and then fly to Arizona to take Tyler fishing.

Daddy's Dream

Daddy's Dream

A letter from a dad named Monty has touched on a rather challenging dilemma for the National Center for Fathering: how can we talk and write about healthy fathering when so many dads out there rarely even have the opportunity to be an effective father?

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