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Sometimes dads find themselves parenting in less-than-ideal situations.
Many dads begin to ask themselves, “How can I be an involved dad when I don’t see my child every day?” Here are some important things to remember and act on as you go through difficult seasons.
At Dad Central our vision is to see every child have access to an involved, responsible and devoted dad. We exist to connect, inspire and train dads and communities to build healthy children together.
As we approach the fall of 2021 and a post-pandemic world, we’re starting a new blog series that goes back to the basics. It’s our Facts For Fathers series.
Just about everything you could ever want to accomplish as a parent is tied to the relationship you have with your child. Whether you want to encourage good behaviour and judgement, teach skills or pass on good values, you won’t get far if you and your child don’t feel a sense of connection.
How many times have you caught yourself saying that there could be no other solution to a problem — and that that problem leads to a dead end? How many times have you felt stumped knowing that the problem laying before you is one you cannot solve. No leads. No options. No solutions.
Although family vacations can be a little frustrating at times, they’re the source of many comical and pleasant memories. Whether you plan to go to the beach, the mountains, or even the big city, you can take a memorable family vacation that’s low-stress and fun for everyone.
Are you thinking that you don’t have time to fit exercise into your busy lifestyle? Well, think again! Here are 8 simple routines that are easy to do and – best of all – they don’t take much time. Just spend 10 minutes or less on these easy activities and a new, healthier lifestyle will be yours!
Walking in peace and harmony can sound cliché, but it’s actually important! If you’re looking for ways to cultivate peace and feel more connected, know that this experience comes from within you. Open your mind and heart and you can experience the joy and beauty you seek.
One of the main ways Dad Central supports dads and organizations is the creation of resources. Every year, thousands of materials are distributed through organizations that serve families. This is a summary of our top 5 resources that help dads.
Finding inspiration comes naturally to some people. For others, it takes practice. If you don’t feel very inspired right now, the good news is that you can change the way you look at things and, in doing so, you’ll welcome more inspiration into your life.
Does your body ever feel stiff or sore? As we go through the motions of our often sedentary activities, it can be easy to forget that our bodies need tending to. With just a little conscious thought, you can increase your physical well-being today.
You know how teenagers need guidance and proper advice, especially in their age when their personalities of manhood and womanhood are being developed and framed.
You can always help your teenage kids dream better about their future. They have so much to learn, and as a parent or a guardian, it is your responsibility to make sure their dreams are on the right path and are achievable and reasonable.
There are two general attitudes you can hold: Pessimism and optimism. Pessimists have poorer long-term results than optimists. Optimists are healthier, happier, and more successful. If you’ve been accused of being pessimistic, rethink your perspective. Optimism is a more enjoyable way to live.
Does it sometimes feel like everything is in disarray? Regardless of how hard you try, you just aren’t able to eliminate the chaos. In your mind, you’re probably thinking that just too much is happening at once.
However, have you stopped to consider an alternate explanation for the chaos? Maybe it has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of things happening. Instead, it may simply be due to how you organize your time.
Do you notice that your teen may be more reserved, less social or more irritable than usual? It’s possible that they’re struggling with something and they’re unsure how to deal with their feelings or rise above them.
If you want to help your teenager overcome their struggles, it’s important to consider the teen’s feelings and use a gentle approach.
Confidence affects every part of your life. Your boss and coworkers feel more admiration, trust, and respect for you when your confidence is high. You’re also more attractive to others. Even though you may not feel confident, there are steps you can take each day to grow your confidence.
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.
There are so many types of dads out here and the term “being present” means so many things. To the dad who lives at home with his kids, being present may look like putting down your digital device long enough to give your kids attention. To the long-distance dad, being present may look like using creative ways to spend time with your children. To empty nest dads, finding a way to stay involved in your children’s lives when they no longer live at home is a challenge.