Divorced Dads: Respect a Child’s Love

Divorced Dads: Respect a Child’s Love

by Bob Collins Once upon a time, there was a happy family—dad, mom, and their little boy. One year, Dad and Mom gave their little boy a puppy for his fourth birthday. That little boy and his puppy became best friends, as little boys and puppies do. The puppy was...

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...
Talking About the Divorce: 5 Things Kids Need to Hear

Talking About the Divorce: 5 Things Kids Need to Hear

by Keith Zafren                             My wife and I separated three years ago. Honestly, it could have happened sooner, but for several years I was paralyzed by fear. I wanted to avoid hurting my three boys the way my dad’s leaving had hurt me, and I was really...

Single Fathers: Press On

by Matt Haviland Is it possible to be a great father as a single dad? The short answer is, “Absolutely!” However, since being a single parent brings a variety of outside factors and dynamics, we may have to take a slightly different approach. It will surely look...

Ways to Stay Positive Through Discouragement

  A lot of dads out there feel like they are “drowning.” They’re stressed out, feeling alone, overloaded in many ways, and struggling as a dad. Here’s a word for anyone who may feel discouraged in his fathering. In any pursuit of life, there were stages of...

Just Fight for Your Children. Just Be Dad.

Divorced Dads: Choose Your Battles Wisely by Scott Moore   As divorced fathers, particularly non-custodial ones, we quickly find ourselves without many of the rights and privileges related to our children that we had before. Some of these are taken from us by the...

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