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National Center for Fathering

A Gift for Your Ten-Year-Old

by Jay Payleitner: When a child learns one of these household maneuvers, they feel like they’ve been invited into the inner circle.

Don’t Miss the Good Stuff

Spring and summer bring possibilities for activities and events with each of your kids and your whole family. Make the most of them, dad.

“I Want to Know About Fatherhood”

Children don’t just change your life; they totally transform it. They give you a new perspective on everything.

Daughters, Legacy and Thinking Backward

Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: Though you won’t be around forever physically, you will live on in the deposits you leave in your daughter’s life.

Spiritual Equipping: Raising Kids to Be Discerning

Children need guidance about right and wrong and why it matters. As dads, it’s our job to equip our kids to prepare our kids for life.


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Research on Fathering

Check out studies and statistics about fatherhood, including the troubling trend of fatherless children in America and some of the consequences that come with it.

Recent Blogs

See what Ken Canfield and others are writing and saying to today’s dads – providing tips, encouragement and maybe a challenge or two.

Fathering Library

See our wealth of articles on many different aspects of fathering, organized by your situation, your kids’ ages, and common fathering hot topics.