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National Center for Fathering

Daughters and the Power of Listening

Scott revitalized his relationship with his teen daughter Emily by devoting more time and energy to her as part of his everyday commitment.

Fatherhood and the Waiting Game

Waiting on our kids isn’t fun. But being there shows them over and over that they are worth our time, effort, patience, and perseverance.

Mars, Venus, and the ABCs of Fathering Daughters

Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: Here are three quick-and-to-the-point components of being a dialed-in dad for your daughter.

The Power of Knowing Your Child’s Needs

When we are more aware of our children’s developmental needs, we’re more motivated to encourage them and more likely to enjoy time together.

Dad: Communicate High Value to Your Kids

We dads too easily let our cell phones, our work schedules or even our hobbies rule our lives at the expense of investing in our children.


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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.