To Touch Our Children, We Must Touch

We fathers want to have a positive impact on our children. We want to touch their lives in ways that make them grow, be strong, and thrive.

To pull this off, we must physically touch our kids with affection, play, and a host of other "good touch" opportunities. 

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Tips for Dads & Kids Watching Super Bowl XLVIII Together

One of a Dad's simple pleasures is watching TV sports together with his kids and/or stepkids. But what about those moments (like during those cringe-worth commercials) when you want to cover your child's eyes with your hands?

Here are a few simple tips from The Dad Man, Joe Kelly, to help fathers and stepfathers get more out of watching February 2's Super Bowl 48 (and other TV sportscasts) with their daughters and sons.

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New Dad Investments

bare_chest_sleeping.JPGFatherhood generates less conversation and attention in our society than motherhood does. That’s a bit strange when you realize that psychological and social science research over the past 30 years shows a strong correlation between healthy, responsible fathering and a child’s well-being.

The findings are compelling. If a man invests his time and attention to rearing his child, the child is more likely to show the following traits:

 

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Completely Ready to Be a New Dad

Wouldn't it be great if you could get completely ready for becoming a father? Well, you can't. No matter how much you prepare, you're still entering entirely new territory. There are some things about fathering that can't be described or explained. You just have to be there.

Don't worry if you don't feel entirely ready for the birth of your child—no father is. That's because this baby has never been born before. Plus, knowing everything ahead of time would take a lot of fun out the experience. So don't fight it, accept it!

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Your Girl Needs You to Know

A marvelous blog post "What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew" by Tara Hedman is going viral, with good reason. The author has captured vividly an array of essential truths. After 20+ years working on and writing about dad-daughter issues, I wish I'd said this so Eloquently!!  Here's her list of what we need to know:

1. How you love me is how I will love myself.

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