Talking With Kids About Tough Issues: Special Focus on Dads.

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National Fatherhood Initiative., ESPN (Television Network)., Children Now., Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation., Talking With Kids About Tough Issues Initiative.
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For Dads
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Parents agree that open parent/child communication is invaluable when raising children. Yet, when kids sit down and talk to parents about tough issues like violence, sex, alcohol/drugs, and HIV/AIDS, they are more often sitting with mom than with dad. This may have more to do with fathers missing conversation opportunities or avoiding certain topics than with a lack of connection between dads and their kids. (Author abstract)