Fathering

The History and Odyssey of Pro-Feminist American Fathers

by Doug Gertner Ever wonder where fathers fit in the history of Pro-Feminist American Families?   According to Dr. Joseph Pleck, the Victorian father was “Moral Overseer” of his family, the one who taught them right from wrong, good from bad, and to fear God. This is a noble and necessary role for a father, to be sure, yet fathers in this era showed

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Thousands of Miles, Months at a Time: The Amazing Story of Two Men’s Dreams of Fatherhood

Excerpt: “Sometimes fatherhood means having vision; it’s about doing those hard things that set an example and build character in young men. The dads knew sooner or later the boys would wonder about their roots. They were sure to have questions about their birth mother, and the village they came from.” Full story here


The Daddy Balance

By Doug Gertner Like a walk on a high wire or an advanced yoga pose, the challenge of balancing our work and family life keeps most fathers on our toes. During my regular workshops with soon-to-be first-time fathers, their top concern is time management after their child arrives. As men we tend to identify closely with our paid work, and our important role as

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Father Facts: The Importance of Being an Active Dad

by Doug Gertner Fathers matter, we are aware of that, but we may not know exactly what a male presence brings to children and families. Stop for just a moment and ask yourself “what’s most important about being (or having) an active dad in the picture?” You can probably come up with several good reasons why fathers should be integrally involved with their kids

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Want To Be A Good Dad? Support Mom And Avoid Father’s Rights Groups

By Trish Wilson Reprinted with permission of the author Over the past decade, fatherhood has been all the rage and dads are naturally the talk of pundits on Father’s Day. So let’s say you’re a divorcing dad and you’re having trouble coping. You look for help on the internet and discover the father’s rights movement. Be warned – avoid father’s rights groups like the

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