Category Archives: Fatherhood

Going to DadsHouse

From Karen Woodall in Huffington Post: With absolutely no statutory help available for dads in this position, those who find themselves outside of the family unit are, without the help of family and friends, destined for a life of sofa … Continue reading

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Fatherhood program for inmates loses funding

It was not one of the five fatherhood programs supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services. As reported by John Hult: The Sioux Falls-based non-profit had applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and … Continue reading

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The “Mystery Measure” That Lifts Children

The “Mystery Measure” That Lifts Children by Dr. Ned Holstein (This article first appeared in the commission newsletter, The Proposal.) Despite the 50-year War on Poverty, the social safety net, and the War on Drugs, poverty and social dysfunction of … Continue reading

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Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load

A new survey report from Pew Research Centers: While mothers and fathers offer somewhat different views of the division of labor in their household, there is general agreement about who in their family is more job- or career-focused. For example, … Continue reading

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Say good-bye to the “involved dad”

From Michael Kress in the Washington Post: I know what you’re thinking. Many dads still have not earned the “involved” adjective. Perhaps they’re emotionally distant, focused on the traditional breadwinner role. Or worse, far too many are absent entirely, leaving their children … Continue reading

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Happier thoughts: Changing Perception of Fatherhood in Pop Culture, aka #DadsInAds

Recently the oafish dad characterization has changed. After the complaints to a Lowes paint commercial in 2014, advertising agencies changed how they potrayed dads, and the public encouraged it. This is an ongoing collection of positive dad commercials. #RealStrength Dove Men+Care January … Continue reading

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Disposable Dads and the Myth of the Modern Family

From Karen Woodall in Huffington Post UK’s Building Modern Men series: I work in the field of family separation and I meet disposable dads every day. These men, who appear at times to me to be nothing more than the … Continue reading

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Could Working Dads Be Underserved, Too?

From Could Working Dads Be Underserved, Too? by Lydia Dishman in FastCompany There is a subtle, but potentially seismic shift happening in the workplace. From sweeping diversity initiatives and radical strategies that tackle the gender wage gap to extended paid parental … Continue reading

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