Growing into the Role: New Dads and Brain Research

Growing into the Role: New Dads and Brain Research

Several years back, researchers at Yale University looked at the brains of men right after their first children were born, and then again a few months later, and found some interesting results. It’s a limited study, but the scans actually showed significant biological...
Bedtime Joys & Opportunities for Dads

Bedtime Joys & Opportunities for Dads

Dad, do you tuck your kids into bed at night? If you don’t, you might be missing one of the great joys and opportunities of fatherhood. Here’s what a first grader wrote about her dad in one of our essay contests: At night before bed we talk about our day and if I am...
Imperfect Dads Doing Our Best

Imperfect Dads Doing Our Best

All of us at fathers.com have a collective confession to make: We’re far from perfect as fathers. That probably isn’t shocking to you. As it turns out, thinking and writing and speaking about how to be a great dad and working to help other dads is very different from...
Kids Say THIS Is the Best Way to Be a Better Dad

Kids Say THIS Is the Best Way to Be a Better Dad

Part of the How to Be a Better Dad series As is often the case, the most profound truths are pretty simple. In essay contests we have conducted in different areas of the country, thousands of children wrote about “What My Father Means to Me.” We...
A Father’s Legacy is the Sum of His Choices

A Father’s Legacy is the Sum of His Choices

by Rick WertzPart of the How to Be a Better Dad series Full disclosure: I was pretty mixed up early in my fathering journey. The choices I made were short-sighted; I gave little regard to how my actions would impact my wife and children through the years. I made...