Tag Archive for ‘Fatherhood’
Without a doubt, the greatest gift of 2011 has been the gift of each other – loved ones who cheer, support, encourage, and bring out the best in each other through good times and challenging ones too.
Michael Dyer has his own MVP. After his father died in 1994, his five-year-old brother, Jonathan, stepped in to help young Michael Dyer discover life could go on and that he could be happy again.
Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic nominee to be Florida’s next U.S. Senator, shares his views on fatherhood, family, and the values that inspire him in an exclusive interview with FatherhoodChannel.com.
Condoleezza Rice’s parents helped their daughter beat the odds of racial discrimination through hard work and a consistent message about limitless possibilities. Chris Gardner urges readers to be committed everyday to pursuing their passions. Both books, “Extraordinary, Ordinary People” and “Start Where You Are,” offer valuable lessons for today’s parents seeking inspiration and guidance to overcome obstacles.
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer return to prime time Monday at 9/8c as Two and a Half Men kicks off its eighth season on CBS. The show delivers hilarious comedy and unique lessons on relationships, families and parenting as two bachelors look out for a teenage boy.
Children need their fathers. Growing up without their dads’ positive involvement, love and support can leave a lifetime of scars. This week, we review Hollywood’s portrayals of men’s courage to raise children. From baby-stealing couples to cowboys blowing up balloon animals and Robin Williams in drag, movies about being a dad certainly attract laughter. Here’s a roundup of inspiring fatherhood DVDs for the whole family to enjoy, along with some helpful information on the difference relationship and marriage education can make in the lives of dads and their children.
Dads who live apart from their children face unique challenges building and sustaining strong relationships. Their success will forever impact their childrens’ lives and their own. Skills such as the PAIRS Daily Temperature Reading have helped thousands of dads stay connected with their sons and daughters.
Studies show parents key to helping children avoid risky sexual activities during summer school recess
For many parents, families, and young people, the summer school recess is a time to unwind after a busy year of classes, assignments and tests. For many adolescents, it’s a period of increased pressures to engage in behaviors that can have a lifelong impact. As youngsters nationwide approach a break from school, parents have a vital role to play helping their children avoid risky sexual behaviors that can lead to teenage pregnancy, STDs, HIV/AIDS, abortion, and other consequences with lasting repercussions.
“Your father wasn’t there because he couldn’t be; my father wasn’t there because he chose not to be,” author Wes Moore quotes the other Wes Moore as saying in a powerful story of the impact of fathers and mentors in the lives of children. The book offers a compelling portrait of the very different lives of two men who both began their lives with the same name, similar circumstances, and potential. One will never see freedom again.
A sour economy, soaring healthcare costs, and difficult job market is leading increasing numbers of men to marriage education classes for tips and tools to bring greater harmony to their families, improve relationships with spouses and children, and strengthen their ability to weather financial challenges.
A marriage educator considers how his life might be different if his own parents had participated and reflects on the impact for children whose parents reach out for help. Redistributed from Seth Eisenberg’s blog, Redefining Relationships.
Understanding the importance of bonding — the unique combination of emotional openness and physical closeness with another human being — has led to a paradigm shift that has powerfully influenced our understanding of human development and behavior. The results have included significant changes in birthing practices, physical and mental health treatments, recovery and wellness programs, care for seniors, parenting, fatherhood and marriage education, immigrant absorption, and even rehabilitation and re-entry of convicts. In fact, the more we understand about the human need for bonding and the symptoms of deprivation, the more we’re discovering about its connection to many of society’s most urgent challenges.
A son born into the digital, wired, 21st century world that witnesses daily technological breakthroughs reminds his father that nothing is more powerful than the grip of a baby’s tender grasp, quiet breathe, or gentle smile.
Relationship Skills Training for Incarcerated Fathers Critical for Strong Families and Safe Neighborhoods
The White House and Department of Justice hosted a Roundtable and Forum on Responsible Fatherhood this week at Morehouse College in Atlanta. I traveled to Atlanta with PAIRS Foundation team members Lauren DelGandio, Francisco Robledo, and Tuly Wultz to learn more about the challenges facing fathers who are reuniting with their families following incarceration, particularly… Read More ›
The understanding that children learn enduring life lessons much more from the actions of their parents, as opposed to their words (especially when their words and actions don’t match), has inspired generations of mothers and fathers to learn the skills and create environments that offer their children the greatest opportunity for happiness, fulfillment, and success.
Relationship Skills Training Can Dramatically Improve Quality of Life for Millions of Families and Children
Relationship skills training founded on emotional literacy, empathy and bonding has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of American couples, families, and children. PAIRS Foundation experience with diverse populations — from prisoner re-entry to individuals recovering from addictions, the formerly homeless, families struggling to overcome poverty, new immigrants, expectant parents, adoptive families, couples impacted by a spouse’s combat deployment, couples raising special needs children, couples considering separation or divorce, and others in all stages of relationship consistently demonstrates a lasting, positive impact of evidence-based relationship skills education.
A three month old infant dies in the sweltering heat of a locked car. Her 16-year-old uncle anguishes over what to do. This baby should not have died.