“I set my sights on the role of Linus and did something I had never done before…” Jay Payleitner tells a story with an insight for dads.
I am pleased that a sharp, focused vision for 2021 and beyond has emerged amid this sea of change. And you can be assured that we are focusing on new opportunities and ways to broadcast our timeless message: dads matter.
This Thanksgiving week, it’s fitting to let you, dads, hear from my heart about what I really think about you!
How we respond to difficulties or crisis situations will create a reference point that our children will remember and carry forward into the future.
One of the most common questions we hear from dads is: “How can I connect with my children spiritually?” Here are four ideas to help you move in that direction.
“As a result of the pandemic, how have you grown in your fathering role?” These past months have shone a light on our relationships with our kids—revealing the good and bringing us face-to-face with some areas where we need to grow.
Longtime NCF friend and fathering advocate David Hirsch describes his inspiring work to combat father absence and encourage dads in challenging situations.
“What barriers or obstacles have you faced in your fathering as a result of the pandemic?” No less than 11 common themes surfaced that are worth mentioning—which reflects the wide variety of situations and challenges experienced by today’s dads.
Those moments are opportunities to learn more about your children and what makes them tick. And your effort to get involved in your child’s world is an important way to communicate your love.
As a father, your children need you to be a dependable, predictable reference point in their lives. Children should know what to expect from you. If you are consistent, your kids will gain confidence and security.
We can and must become nurturing dads through giving affection, affirmation, and attention to our children. We do this with our arms, words, eyes and ears.
High school was difficult for Josh. He was teased and harassed quite a bit. Then one day he had a simple but profound idea …. Watch the video for more.