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June 05, 2012

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with seven time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade, to talk about how he is, in his own words, a “father First.” Through the event, Dwyane had an opportunity to share why fatherhood is so important to him. His remarks were made to a room of individuals in Orlando who exemplify the principles outlined by President Obama in his Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative and highlighted in this event by Dwyane Wade: that... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Along with over 500 fathers and children, my children and I recently had the privilege of attending the All Pro Dad’s Baltimore All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience at M&T Bank Stadium. At the event, Super Bowl Champion Matt Stover spoke very personally about the importance of being a father. My kids enjoyed plenty of fun games and getting their faces painted by clowns who made them balloon animals. I was profoundly touched by the... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

In response to the call by President Obama to strengthen fathers and families, the NFL Players Association shared the initiative with players, encouraging them to showcase the role of fathers and mentors in their communities.

Ran Carthon, a pro scout with the Atlanta Falcons, responded to the call with an innovative idea: The Fatherhood Ticket Program. Because Carthon wanted to highlight positive role models for change in his community... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Last week, we launched the first in series of blog posts we are calling TableTalk. TableTalk posts include topics that fathers, caretakers and mentors can talk about with kids. Here are some tips for good communication:

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Read more about these and other tips and use the questions below to get everybody talking!

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When you grow up, what do you want to be?... Continue Reading
June 05, 2012

Exciting news: today, we are launching the “TableTalk” blog series on the DadTalk blog! TableTalk are ideas of things that dads can talk about with their kids. TableTalk can happen at any time; it might be a conversation over a meal or while you are playing catch. The key is to get yourself and your child talking!

These questions don’t just have to be for dad. Kids, moms, grandparents and mentors can use these questions to get their... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

 

Recently, the DadTalk blog recognized how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is celebrating fatherhood with their Fathers Day 2011 events held at local public housing authorities. Here are some thoughts, quotes and pictures from people who attended the events. See even more comments and thoughts from Part 1 of this post.

Dallas, TXThe kids had a great time as they enjoyed bounce houses, face painting, and a... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Recently, the DadTalk blog recognized how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is celebrating fatherhood with their Fathers Day 2011 events held at local public housing authorities.

Here are some thoughts, quotes, and pictures from people who attended the events.

Dayton, OHOne of the most impactful moments of the Father’s Day Summer Celebration was when a 7th grade boy read the poem “Slow Down Daddy”. The words... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

In honor of Father’s Day, the White House recognized 15 Champions of Change who are standing in the gap for our kids, and serving their families, their communities and our nation. Along with Michael Strautmanis from the Office of Public Engagement, Joshua DuBois facilitated a discussion with these fathers and leaders as everyone shared our stories about what fatherhood meant to them and how each person had contributed to strengthening... Continue Reading