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April 24, 2018

Being a dad can be one of the most joyful experiences in a person’s life. The bonds between fathers and their children are deep and last a lifetime. Loving fathers want the best for their children and work to strengthen these bonds of love; however, the challenges of life can strain even the most precious relationships. Stress at work, financial worries, strained relationships with a co-parent, difficulties related to custody arrangements or... Continue Reading

December 27, 2016

Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human.

Harvard University’s Making Caring Common project provides a clear understanding of empathy. Understanding the importance of empathy is key in preventing bullying and for developing healthy and positive relationships. Building skills to support empathetic behavior is incredibly important in helping children become successful adults.

Empathy is not only the ability to... Continue Reading

December 20, 2016

In December, families often take time to come together and celebrate the holidays. Whether you are taking part in traditions that have been in your family for generations or creating new ones with your own kids, the holiday season is a perfect time to reinforce the values of charity and generosity. It’s easy for kids to become wrapped up in getting presents, but during the holidays, you can show them that spending time giving back to others... Continue Reading

February 16, 2015

On Valentine’s Day and everyday dads have opportunities to teach their children about love when they: 

Model love Modeling love is a way of showing your children how to love, how to give love and how to receive love. Fathers can reveal the power of love through demonstration and participation. Love is modeled in ways that your child will be able to appreciate when you exhibit behaviors that clearly show your children what it means to... Continue Reading

August 04, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Team, in coordination with OFA, produced a series of videos containing participant interviews and scenes from facilitator-led sessions chronicling the positive changes associated with... Continue Reading

July 17, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

Alfred and Lucinda Loveland expected parenting to have ups and downs. But they were not prepared for their different parenting styles or their different ideas about their son’s needs. Frustrated and growing desperate, they attended Raising Kids Twogether, a... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

This week, HHS announced funding announcements for fatherhood and marriage grants. This funding provides organizations in underserved communities with the tools they need to promote responsible parenting, to encourage healthy marriage and relationships, and to help fathers and their families succeed.

In addition to a piece on Huffington Post on Supporting Fathers and our Families, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius... Continue Reading