10 Commandments To Help The Absent Father Syndrome

By Jim Burns Most "absent-fathers" are not absent by intentional choice, but rather other life choices and priorities have combined -- resulting in a lot of time away from home and/or little involvement in their kids' lives. If you're an "absent-father" you're not alone. You can begin today to make choices

10 Family Resolutions To Keep in 2013

Published in allprodad.com The beginning of a new year carries with it the inevitable looking back paired with the hope of a fresh start and second (or third) chances.  As the clock moves ever closer to midnight on December 31st, we feel the need to promise to do better than we did last year.  We resolve to lose weight, to be on time

4 Things Black Fathers Should Know About Raising Sons

By Keith Dent on December 28, 2014 in yahoo.com/parenting As my phone rang, I touched the red button on my iPhone and said, “Hello.” Henry pleaded, “Coach, I need your help.” Henry was a student of mine whom I had mentored since he was a senior in high school. He was now a 28 year-old single parent of a 3-year-old son. He had

5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

By Danielle Cadet on June 13, 2014 in HuffingtonPost.com Oftentimes, when we discuss fatherhood we assume that African-American men aren't part of that conversation, largely because a number of studies and reports have repeatedly told us that black fathers are overwhelmingly absent from their children's lives. However, while

7 Findings From a New Report on Fatherhood

By David Lapp on June 19, 2014 in HuffingtonPost.com In the past decade or so, scientists have assembled an impressive amount of evidence that becoming a father transforms men's bodies. Moreover, children can be positively affected by the distinct way that fathers typically engage their children. Writing at IAV/Magazine my colleagu

7 of the Worst Stereotypes About Black Fathers

By Nick Chiles on January 14, 2015 in AtlantaBlackStar.com The conventional wisdom about absent Black fathers has turned the idea of Black fatherhood into an anomaly, an oxymoron, in the eyes of many. But the statistics don’t back up this notion of the negligent, irresponsible Black father. Black Fathers Aren’t Involved in Their C

A Father-to-Be’s Promise To Break The Cycle

By Topher Sanders I'm 32 years old, and I'm about to do something that I've never really witnessed. I'm about to be a father. Sure, I've seen other fathers close up. There were a few scattered about in the Montgomery, Ala., neighborhood where I spent my teen years, and there definitely were tons on the Air Force bas

A Father’s Day Downer

By Barbara Kay From the loving, engaged portrayals of fathers featured in recent popular movies like “The Descendants,” “Moneyball” and “A Better Life” — all three performances were nominated for Academy Awards — one might conclude American dads are culturally valued. Look again. The mothers in these films are comato