The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse recently published a new Data Snapshot revealing how men’s behaviors, attitudes, and values on family formation have changed in recent decades. The data show that men are delaying marriage and increasingly living with partners prior to getting married. Additionally, they are becoming fathers at increasingly older ages. These changes in behavior are mirrored by men’s attitudes towards children... Continue Reading
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Mothers have a pretty thankless job. They are the backbone of the family—the glue that holds it together so to speak. Single moms especially are generally overworked and underappreciated. The truth is without mom; most kids would suffer mightily and fail to thrive to their full potential. Therefore, it’s vitally important that mom know how much everyone appreciates her and all the things she does. Here are five ways for dads to show mom how... Continue Reading
I think that love is a deep affection or attachment to something or someone. It consists of traits such as unselfishness, loyalty, devotion, tenderness, passion, and compassion. When thinking about the love that a father or a mother has for his or her child, it is easy to think about the emotions and feelings when a kid smiles or giggles. From the perspective of the child, one can see the joy in the smile, the glimmer in the eyes, and the... Continue Reading
Everyone thinks their dad is the toughest guy on the planet to find a gift for. And we are—to some degree. But the key is to think like a man—what are things that all men like and appreciate? (Hint: we are not as complicated as you think). Here are five ideas that the big guy will enjoy and appreciate this Valentine’s Day.
1. Head rub. I don’t do it very often but there is nothing more relaxing and... Continue Reading
Enjoying Valentine’s Day is not always easy because Cupid’s arrow does not always seem to find everyone! Valentine’s Day puts a lot of pressure on us to shower our partner and children with love on one specific day. The pressure on Valentine’s Day can seem like too much. Almost all of us have had the “perfect” gift go wrong. How can you get it right? How do you show love?
Researcher and therapist Gary Chapman argues that there are five... Continue Reading
Said many different ways, the questions moms and dads must tackle during divorce can be pretty common. It’s important that parents be prepared to tackle hard questions, like those on the list below, to ensure the health of their children and other family members that will be affected by divorce.
Here are four big questions parents should be prepared to tackle:
1. Where will I live?
When trying to wrap their heads around... Continue Reading
The many moving parts of a divorce can make parenting extra difficult. For fathers, maintaining healthy relationships with children can be especially challenging without the right help and approach. Here are four strategies to help you ensure your father-child relationship continues to be a success through the tough transition of a divorce.Practice Great Co-Parenting
The start of healthy parent-child relationships during a divorce... Continue Reading
Ed. Note: This highlight is from a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families from the Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Project. Watch the original posting here.
The Dibble Institute
This highlight from the field is a video interview with staff and participants from The Dibble Institute, a Healthy... Continue Reading
Ed. Note: This highlight is from a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families from the Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Project. Read the original postings: Podcast 1, Podcast 2
Beech Acres Parenting Center
Beech Acres Parenting Center Building Strong Marriages and Relationships in Cincinnati, Ohio works... Continue Reading
Fatherhood Buzz February 2014 Healthy Relationships took place at barbershops and community partners across the country on Saturday, February 20, 2014. Squirt & Louis’ Perfect Cut in Dothan, AL was featured in this WTVY News 4 feature highlighting the event. Learn about the initiative and see the Buzz in action. Featured topics of discussion includes some of the tips from the Fatherhood Buzz February 2014 Healthy Relationships Tip Card,... Continue Reading