I would challenge that young man to focus the majority of his fathering efforts on teaching his kids two things … and modeling one thing along the way.
Commitment is our calling card as fathers. It’s our resolve to always act on our child’s behalf, no matter what the hour, no matter what other pressures are competing for our time, no matter how little recognition we receive, and no matter how young or old, near or far away that child may be.
Armin is now living every day with renewed passion for fathering and is making different decisions about what to do with his time, money, and energy now that he’s clarified his fathering vision.
Awareness allows a dad to work from a position of strength, where you know what stifles your children and what makes each of them thrive. With that knowledge, you lovingly act to meet their needs.
At NCF we’re trying to learn more about how this pandemic has affected fathers around the country. Would you share your experiences and insights?
Each father has an opportunity to learn and grow because the past several months have brought some needed clarity in certain areas.
Rick Wertz and his daughter Amanda describe some simple but powerful ways dads and daughters can stay connected.
Dad, what will you do this weekend with your children? How will you teach them the significance of Memorial Day?
How do you live a life that leaves a legacy? First and foremost, you need to live according to your beliefs—healthy beliefs that encompass your faith, your family, and your friends.
Taking advantage of this time to engage your kids in a new way should be considered a great victory. Here are some unexpected ways to connect with your kids.
Feeling anger or frustration isn’t the problem. It’s what you do with those emotions that’s key.
Here are a few ways we all might do things differently, whether it’s a brand new activity or a re-commitment to something we have done in the past.