Savvy Daddy is a Web magazine/community for dads who are passionate about their kids. The site includes a Survival Guide, which has 100+ "How To" articles for just about every situation a dad can face - from buying your daughter's first bra to telling great stories to safety-proofing your home; a section called Conversations where dads can share a story, question, news item, hack, or tidbit with other dads; and the SavvyPack, which contains articles designed to help you think through your game plan on the important stuff - raising kids with strong character and savvy life skills. (Author…
Fathers are a powerful, yet largely untapped resource in our society. On this site, you will learn how men can be better fathers, and how everyone can activate fathers to help enrich and strengthen our families, communities, organizations, workplaces, and schools. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet directs families to valuable resources to understand affordable housing and other available resources. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet directs families to valuable resources to understand affordable housing and other available resources. (Author abstract modified)
This tip sheet outlines the components of a family emergency preparedness plan for various types of disasters.
This tip sheet outlines the components of a family emergency preparedness plan for varioustypes of disasters.
They’re everywhere. At home, in restaurants and parks, on the subway—wherever you look, you’re likely to see parents and young children interacting with digital media on smartphones or tablets. At least 38 percent of children under age two and 80 percent of two- to four-year-olds have used a mobile media device. While it may appear that digital media isolates family members from one another, can it (when used appropriately) also bring families together? Previous guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended no media exposure for children under two years of age, but the…
Research shows child outcomes are primarily a result of upbringing and parental involvement. Universal access to affordable, quality services and support networks are an imperative component to a family's economic success and general well being. These critical elements are also essential for positive child and youth outcomes. Family strengthening seeks to incorporate this research evidence into a model that focuses on the entire family within the context of its community. Prevailing human service interventions have been problem-specific, fragmented and crisis oriented, whereas family…
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Past research typically has used questionnaires and structured laboratory studies to understand children's emotion expressions, parent behavioral responses to their negative emotions, and children's subsequent emotional reactions. This study was designed to investigate how these behaviors unfold during families' everyday lives. Thirty‐one families were recorded going about their daily lives as part of a larger study of the everyday lives of families and footage of target parent-child interactions was isolated and analyzed. (Author abstract modified)
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Stable housing is widely recognized as a prerequisite for the functioning of individuals and families. However, the housing stability of fathers is understudied, particularly for fathers living apart from their children. This analysis measures the extent and nature of fathers' housing insecurity using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national longitudinal survey of urban families. Housing insecurity affects a substantial portion of fathers, with 25% experiencing insecurity at least once in their child's first 9 years. However, few fathers report persistent insecurity that…