An Open Letter to Dads on Father’s Day

An Open Letter to Dads on Father’s Day

On this Father’s Day weekend I have a gift for you…a gift of words, beginning with some validation and encouragement, then ending with a challenge. As a father, you no doubt have a lot of weight on your shoulders and I’m guessing that you often feel overwhelmed with...
Great and Unexpected Things

Great and Unexpected Things

If you ask most little kids what they want to be when they grow up, you may be able to guess their answer. They want to be ballerinas, sports stars, and superheroes. Older kids will seemingly cast off those childhood dreams and, when asked by an adult, they’ll...
3 Tips for Dads to Address the Digital Dilemma

3 Tips for Dads to Address the Digital Dilemma

by Justin Batt If you’ve been out to eat at a restaurant recently, then you’ve most likely seen what has become a common occurrence in our society today: a family sitting at a table together, but instead of connecting with each other, their noses are buried in a phone...

Kids’ Essays Show the Power of Father Figures

by Ken Canfield, Ph.D. Every Father’s Day I get reflective about the state of fatherhood in our nation—where we’ve been and where we’re going. First, my attention goes to all the children who are fatherless; we are acutely aware of the impact of fatherlessness. Its...
Work & Family: Can You Really ‘Have It All’?

Work & Family: Can You Really ‘Have It All’?

The roles and expectations of fathers continue to move and shift. With moms spending more time working and family situations getting more and more complex, dads are often expected to step in and do more at home. And that’s not a bad thing. We dads are learning a...
3 Tips for Sibling Rivalry

3 Tips for Sibling Rivalry

It’s never fun dealing with kids who get on each other’s nerves. They annoy, taunt, poke and punch. They tease each other almost as if it’s their job. And maybe it is. It’s never fun for parents when kids do this, but it isn’t always a bad thing. They’re figuring out...