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The holidays are special times for most families. But there are families who are separated for one reason or another. One of the biggest challenges for separated fathers is feeling a loss of connection with their children.
This year the holidays will probably look different for most people. If you’re struggling to figure out what to do and how things will work, then this week’s blog will help.
While there are many different factors to consider and everyone’s holiday season looks different, we could all use a good end to 2021. This short list of articles should help with your planning and enjoyment of the season.
The holidays can be stressful. Let this summary of resources and ways to enjoy the holidays with your family be a great guide for you.
Arguments and disagreements are part of every relationship. However, some kinds of conflict are damaging and can wear down and harm a relationship that was once fresh and strong. Research has shown that couples are more likely to divorce when their conflicts regularly include any of the following four negative communication styles…
No parent wants to endure the pain of serious injury or worse to their child. Fathers who are attentive and responsible in their relationship have children who are less likely to be injured by accidents. Read through these valuable tips and examples of common childhood injuries to protect your children from preventable injuries.
When children have fathers who respect and support their mothers, and mothers who respect their fathers – everyone benefits. Moms are more patient and sensitive. Dads are more involved and confident. Working together helps children thrive.
This week’s Facts for Fathers, Young Dads: It’s All in the Connection, gives simple and practical tips to help young dads know the basics of parenting. Following this advice can help young dads do the right thing for their children as they grow.
If you’re a dad who wants to help raise confident and successful kids, it starts with speaking positively to them on a daily basis. Why? Because a father’s words are powerful. In fact, they have the ability to change the trajectory of children’s lives – for good or bad.
Developing a new family structure as a stepdad can be challenging. You may want to jump in right away and establish your role, or you may be hesitant to get involved at all. There can be tension between you and your new partner about how to do things.
Everyone admires and respects people with character and it’s not because they have talent, skill, good looks, fame or popularity. It’s because they have an extra special something that we all think is really important. We call that character.
People with character have two basic qualities. They usually do the right thing and, in most situations, they do what needs to be done
Every parent wants to get their kid to listen. Sometimes it probably seems like nothing you ever say is heard, and your kids do exactly the opposite of what you want them to do. That can be very hard to handle, but thankfully this is a topic we talked about with Dr. Gregory Fabiano.
The role you play as a dad in your family will depend on what your children are like, what you and your partner are like, and the type of work you both do. But it all starts with what your children need. And the more attention you pay to all their needs, the less you’ll be asking, “What’s my role?”
I imagine many dads may struggle with staying calm in the midst of challenging times. Despite our best effort, something can always push our buttons and result in momentarily losing control of our voices. That being said, it’s crucial to learn better ways to respond in the moment and communicate in calm, respectful ways. Making this change is important if you truly want to raise confident and successful children.
The goal of this post is not to condemn the fact you yell – it’s to help you decrease, and ultimately stop yelling at your kids. From personal experience, let me tell you it’s worth the time and energy to improve in this area.