DadTalk Blog: Father's Day

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June 15, 2016

Each year during June I have a level of anxiety around the celebration of Father’s Day. One would ask why? Well, I’ve been conditioned to wear a smile as I receive my gifts, even if I don’t like them. I’ve been told all year long that fatherhood doesn’t matter. Oh, and for some odd reason all of the restaurants my family wants to take me to have available reservations on Father’s Day. What’s that all about!? Long story, short, I’ve had to... Continue Reading

June 01, 2016

As a dad it can be easy to get a caught up in the idea that the most important part of your job as a parent has to do with the material things you give to your kids. Beyond just covering basics like food and shelter, it can be easy to think your value is connected to how many sneakers, dolls, or video games you can give your kids. While all those things are important to keep your child economically stable, what is really valuable is the time... Continue Reading

June 29, 2015

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog (June 19, 2015). View the original post.

Fourteen months ago, I became a father for the first time, and every day I relish how my daughter’s smile warms my heart and keeps me going.

The new addition to my family also helped me personally discover that fatherhood can be a catalyst for change. Children can inspire dads and give them new purpose — my daughter certainly... Continue Reading

June 22, 2015

On Sunday, millions of kids across America celebrated their dads, and everything they’ve done for them. If you’re a dad, you’ll know that it’s an incredibly special and rewarding role. Sure, it has its challenges and may not always be easy but it’s the simple everyday moments you share with your kids that leave the biggest impact and bring the most joy.

So this Father’s Day and every day, we want to help you to Take Time to Be a Dad.... Continue Reading

June 19, 2015

June is traditionally the month that we highlight many of life’s transitions and achievements, such as celebrating the academic achievements of our children. June also launches a season of weddings, family reunions, great weather and vacations. In the midst of these things, we also take time to focus on celebrating parents—Mother’s Day in May, and, now, in June we celebrate our nation’s fathers.

More so than in the past, I believe... Continue Reading

June 17, 2015

What could be more important than putting a smile on the face of a hardworking, loving and deserving dad? This Father’s Day find ways to get your kids to make Dad smile, laugh and grin and show his teeth. Dads like to smile and laugh but sometimes it takes a little bit more to get Dad smiling. Here are five ideas on how kids can get Dad smiling this Father’s Day:

Surprise HimDads love surprises from their children and family. Do... Continue Reading

July 01, 2014

“Just take my son to the park, have a little picnic with him. You know he can’t eat that much, but feed him Gerber. As long as I see my son, that’s the best Father’s Day I could ever have.”Joel Ramirez, 17, father in L.A. Fathers Program

Most new fathers will tell you that they didn’t realize what they were getting themselves into. When parenthood is unexpected, young fathers can find themselves feeling very alone. The L.A. Fathers... Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

In the afterglow of the official Father’s Day this June 15th, the NRFC team wants to encourage you to enjoy being a dad every day. Yes, the cards, gifts, and celebrations of your special day are hard earned and well deserved, but the fun can continue for the rest of the year.

We encourage you to take time in the year ahead to enjoy being a dad and all the funny moments and chances to laugh that come with it. Need a little inspiration?... Continue Reading

June 26, 2014

Ed. Note: This story originally appeared on the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.

For families across the country, including mine, Father’s Day is a time to recognize dads and other male role models, spend quality time across generations, and think about the values we share with one another.

It’s not just common sense that fathers matter. Research shows that a dependable fatherly presence can promote children’s... Continue Reading

June 13, 2014

In the early 1900’s, Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman in Spokane, Washington, heard a Mother's Day sermon and thought that her father—a widower and Civil War veteran who raised her and her five siblings—should also have a day of honor.  Due to the determination of Dodd and key partners, the first Father’s Day in the United States was celebrated in Spokane in 1910. Father’s Day became a national holiday in 1972.

Photo: NRFC Director... Continue Reading