This InfoSheet describes key messages for a level of discourse that promotes healthy fatherhood by focusing on the broad picture of 1) child well-being, 2) gender equity, 3) men's development, and 4) community development. (Author abstract)
This InfoSheet briefly explores various societal factors that influence the development of manhood and fatherhood. A list of citations is included at the bottom of page two for individuals who are interested in pursuing more in-depth discussions about male socialization. (Author abstract)
This brief discusses the increasing number of households that have non-resident fathers and the results of a study of 1,958 children who were removed from the home where the father did not reside. Telephone interviews with 1,222 caseworkers indicated: 88% of the non-resident fathers were identified; 55% had fathers who had been contacted by the caseworker; 30% of the fathers visited their child; and 28% of the fathers expressed interest in their children living with them. It describes the purpose and proposed activities of a federally funded 5-year project designed to sponsor research and…
The issue of drugs can be very confusing to young children. If drugs are so dangerous, then why is the family medicine cabinet full of them? And why do TV, movies, music and advertising often make drug and alcohol use look so cool? We need to help our kids to distinguish fact from fiction. And it's not too soon to begin. National studies show that the average age when a child first tries alcohol is 11; for marijuana, it's 12. And many kids start becoming curious about these substances even sooner. Children Now discusses ways for parents to talk with their kids about substance abuse. (…
This fact sheet discusses research findings on the ways fathers impact the development of their children. Findings indicate: fathers' religiosity is linked to higher quality of parent-child relationships; fathers who regularly attend religious services are more likely to be engaged in one-on-one activities with their children; civically active fathers are more likely to participate in youth-related activities; fathers' engagement in their children's activities was linked to higher academic performance; among adolescent boys, those who receive more parenting from their fathers are less likely…
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides a list of ways to support your child through this very painful experience.
This online brochure from All Pro Dad provides ten ways to be a better dad. The tips include: Love Your Wife, Spend Time with Your Children, Be a Role Model, Understand Your Children, Show Affection, Enjoy Your Children, Eat Together As A Family, Discipline With a Gentle Spirit, Pray and Worship Together, and Realize You're a Father Forever.
This online brochure from All Pro Dad provides dads with ten ways in which they can make time for their children.
Whether you are a traditional dad in a traditional family, a non custodial dad, a stay home dad, a stepdad, or whatever your role, the most precious thing a dad can give his kids is his time. A personal investment in your children is much more important to them than any toy, video game or electronic gadget. This fact sheet offers some great, and sometimes creative, ways to get together with your kids in a positive way. (Author abstract modified)