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February 02, 2015

They are words no father wants to hear. They never come out as a statement, but a groan, a plea to get you to make whatever it is that has caused this uncomfortable feeling to stop and go away.  Here are some quick tips from on ways to recognize flu symptoms, ways to tell if that terrible feeling is the flu or a cold, and ways to prevent the flu in you and your children.

Flu symptoms include:

A 100oF or higher fever or... Continue Reading
January 26, 2015

Have you ever talked with your kids about cyberbullying? Some parents don’t know how serious cyberbullying can be, so they don’t talk about it. When I speak with fathers about child safety, I encourage them to include this topic in their conversations.

What is it and why should you care?For fathers who aren’t familiar with cyberbullying, it’s exactly what it sounds like—bullying through technology like cellphones and social media.... Continue Reading

December 17, 2014

During the holidays, we look forward to spending time with family and loved-ones.  The season is full of opportunities to make wonderful memories, but it can also be a stressful time, particularly for co-parents and blended families. Parents in a healthy relationship (regardless of romantic involvement) should feel safe to express themselves and respect each other’s opinions, while being able to resolve conflicts without anger. Both parents... Continue Reading

September 02, 2014

Why? Because laughs are powerful. They are not only great for your bond with your children, laughing can help you live longer, according to a recent Mayo clinic article. Laughing together and playing together often go hand in hand.  Check out this reminder that having kids means you get to enjoy being a “kid again,” along with this short list of reasons to laugh from the Mayo Clinic:


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July 28, 2014

Parenting is filled with challenges. When parents live apart, these challenges can seem to grow, but the NRFC Hotline offers a resource and potential solution to parents when challenges arise. When they work together they can improve their situation and build healthy, happy homes for their children.

Below is a story about “Roberto” and “Roslyn” – two parents who were able to improve their situation with the help of the NRFC Hotline... Continue Reading

July 02, 2014

When it comes to getting inspired to be a great dad, who better to look to than the dads who helped build the foundation of the United States? In celebration of this Independence Day here are five great fatherhood lessons taken from the lives of America’s founding fathers.

1. Always look for the talent in your kids and others.The fact is that the principal drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, wasn’t originally... 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 18, 2014

A lot of us remember that feeling. Waiting. Patiently. The nervous energy. Excitement carefully held at bay. Something AMAZING is about to happen. But what could it be?


Dad’s coming! Coming home from work or from an extended stay away. Coming to pick you up and bring you back home with him. Being lucky enough to have a supportive, loving father in their lives brings children better health, educational, and behavioral... Continue Reading

June 16, 2014

This month, The White House released an infographic highlighting the changing picture of what it’s like to be a working dad. Balancing work and family is a challenge and all parents – moms and dads alike – face issues with access to paid leave and flexible work places.

How have things been changing?

In 2014 63% of families with children have both parents working – 7% of families with children are father-only families.

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June 10, 2014


The smallest moments can come from the biggest dads.

This week the NRFC and the Ad Council joined WWE to announce a partnership to inspire dads across the country to get more involved in their children’s lives. The campaign will feature WWE Superstars Alberto Del Rio, Titus O’Neil and Roman Reigns experiencing poignant moments with their actual children in a humorous way.  The PSAs communicate some ways that fathers – even... Continue Reading