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July 27, 2010

McNabb Book Signing Tuesday

Redskins' fans will get a first look at Donovan McNabb later this week when training camp opens and the public is invited to Redskins Park. But fans can steal a sneak peek at McNabb in Washington Tuesday, when he appears at a local bookstore to sign copies of a new book called "NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters."

McNabb is scheduled to appear at Borders (1801 K Street NW) in Downtown Washington Tuesday at 2 p.m. DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association's executive director, also is scheduled to be on-hand. | Read story
July 26, 2010

Parents as Teammates

Speaking of equal parenting, last week’s letter from the mom who was disappointed in her husband’s parenting, while he was angry that she was the favored parent, brought a thoughtful letter from Marc and Amy Vachon. They guest-post periodically on Motherlode, and their book, “Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents,” is a primer on a collaborative lifestyle. | Read story
July 21, 2010

Modern Fatherhood

John Badalament, noted fatherhood researcher and educator, is interviewed by ABC News regarding his new book "Modern Fatherhood." | Read story
July 20, 2010

The Father Factor: Rodney Peete's Fatherhood Award

NFI recently gave a Fatherhood Award™ to former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete. Peete's new book, Not My Boy!, is an honest, heart-wrenching look at the struggles that Peete faced when he learned his son has autism.

Peete, like any dad, had dreams that his son would follow in his footsteps, which in this case meant becoming a star athlete. When that dream was shattered, Peete had to create new dreams for his son. However, through his struggle, he learned that the support system for parents of children with special needs is build mainly by and for moms. He felt he was going through this battle alone. | Read story
July 16, 2010

New dad faces challenges of fatherhood, unemployment

After Andrey Scott lost his job about a week after his newborn son was born, he made his child a promise: he would never make him "want" for anything.

That promise is what gave Scott the drive to find work, while simultaneously helping him form a bond with his son, Aiden Scott, born Feb. 3. It is a bond not many fathers are privileged to receive during a child's first month of life -- a time that typically is reserved for mothers on maternity leave. | Read story
July 12, 2010

Your Take: Are All Abortions Equal?

A few days ago, writer Cord Jefferson posted an article at The Root provocatively titled, ''But What if I Don't Want to Be a Dad?'' In the article, he posits the concept of giving fathers the choice of a ''financial abortion.'' In the decade or so that I have been doing fatherhood work, I have heard this suggestion several times, and it generally goes something like this: | Read story
July 6, 2010

Fatherhood 101: Training helps men become better parents

Kevin Salary grew up with an emotionless father. He feels he is "righting" that by not following in his father's footsteps -- and by expressing his love for his two children daily. On a scale of one to 10, he gives that importance a 12.

Salary was sitting in the Family Guidance Center of Alabama as part of the Fatherhood Program, which aims to give fathers a greater sense of responsibility. | Read story
July 6, 2010

Dad 2 Dad: Couple of fathers tread waters of parenthood

Hey, Dad, how often have you wished that you and your teenage son or daughter lived on the same planet? Spoke the same language? On some days, liked each other? How many times have you felt puzzled, frustrated, angry, hurt or just plain perplexed but weren't sure where to turn?

Our friendship and collaboration took root over lunch a few years ago when we were exchanging war stories about fatherhood and discovered that our teenagers were raising us in the same identical manner. And we did not appreciate some of our upbringing! We were struck by how common our feelings (some not so admirable) and challenges (some monumental) were regarding our relationship with our kids. | Read story
June 28, 2010

All Star Dads: It's all about fatherhood

Fathers often are busy and do not have time to have fun with their loved ones, but yesterday many families enjoyed spending time with their fathers Saturday at the seventh annual All Star Dads Day sponsored by Forever Dads and held at Park Central, the former Armco Park.

"Getting children out there with their fathers, that the main thing," board president Allen Bennett said. | Read story
June 28, 2010

Joint Efforts to Bring Noncustodial Fathers Home

This year’s Father’s Day might have just passed, but joint efforts to achieve the Responsible Fatherhood Programs have just begun to take place.

The Obama administration recently announced plans to set up a new Fatherhood, Marriage, and Families Innovation Fund to support and strengthen ties between noncustodial fathers and their children nationwide. President Obama, whose father returned to Africa when he was two, said that he could feel the absence of his father throughout his childhood in this year’s Father’s Day message. | Read story

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