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5 Facts About Today’s Single Fathers

  This article originally appeared on The Institute for Family Studies blog, who partnered with NFI President, Christopher A. Brown, for input on the reason behind the rise in single dads. Click here to read the original article. In the 2006 film, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” Will Smith portrays Chris Gardner, a single father who manages to pull

10 Things to Consider When You Let Your Children Quit

My dad taught me many things. One of the most valuable life lessons I learned from him was the importance of perseverance. World War II leader Winston Churchill understood the importance of perseverance as well. In the darkest days of World War II, Churchill gave a speech at his old

4 Things Kids Can Do on Their Own

As dads, we want to do for our children. While helping our kids is certainly necessary, teaching them how to gradually do more for themselves is a major parenting goal, too. Helping your toddler learn to perform some simple tasks for herself can increase her confidence and independence and be

The Science of Plant-Based Nutrition and Health

Nearly Half of Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes May Be Prevented with Improved Nutrition, According to a New Review Published in Nutrients Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outline the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper,

The Hidden Expense of Fatherless Families

Article originally posted by The Washington Times here. Re-posted with permission from Roland Warren. Several years ago, my youngest son and I began a regular practice of packing several backpacks with packaged food, toiletries and small Bibles, and heading to downtown Washington, D.C. to pass them out to the homeless. Most of

Fathers Behind Bars: The Problem & Solution for America’s Children [Infographic]

Source: Posted by Ryan Sanders There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail. Ninety-five (95%) of all inmates will eventually be released. Ninety-two percent (92%) of parents in prison are fathers. Most—2 out of 3 inmates—will reoffend and be back in prison. When it comes to fatherhood and prison,

When Your Kid is Drawn to the Bad Crowd

My close friends in life have been a godsend in my development and well-being. I count many of them in the same regard as family. It matters a lot who our friends are. They will help shape our beliefs, spur our ambitions, challenge us, teach us, comfort us, open doors,