Talking With Kids About Tough Issues: Special Focus on Dads.

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Page Count
5
Year Published
2007
Author (Organization)
National Fatherhood Initiative.
ESPN (Television Network).
Children Now.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Talking With Kids About Tough Issues Initiative.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
HTML

Parents agree that open parent/child communication is invaluable when raising children. Yet, when kids sit down and talk to parents about tough issues like violence, sex, alcohol/drugs, and HIV/AIDS, they are more often sitting with mom than with dad. This may have more to do with fathers missing conversation opportunities or avoiding certain topics than with a lack of connection between dads and their kids. (Author abstract)

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