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A Father’s Expression of Love

As we cover in our 24/7 Dad® program, fathers are very capable of learning to be nurturers. One aspect of being nurturing is showing children fatherly affection. That's why this week's post by R.J. Washkow over at The Good Men Project struck a chord with me and I asked for permission to

15 Things Dads Should Never Say

Your words have power. In fact, they have so much power they can actually give your children a better life. The right powerful words — wise words — can make your children feel accepted, confident, and loved. That’s a lot of power. Unfortunately, the wrong or unwise words can make

3 Ways to Affirm Your Son

“I’m proud of you. Win or lose, you’re my son.” – Tony Nathan’s dad, Woodlawn  When was the last time you said something like that to your son? When I heard this line from Tony Nathan’s dad in the movie, I got really convicted! It made me realize how important it is to build

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,