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October 15, 2009

Speaker: Masculinity at heart of violence

Dealing with domestic and community violence is about facing issues of masculinity, according to Harry Brod.

That doesn't mean fighting against men.

"I always position myself as his ally, not his adversary," Brod said during his keynote speech. | Read story
October 12, 2009

'Mandhood for Amateurs' Michael Chabon on the everyday grace of fatherhood

Today's dad who ventures deeper into the raising of his children than did his father, or his father's father, finds himself tumbling down a rabbit hole to a new world, not all of it to his liking.

It's a world in which he's no longer defined by what jobs he's held, how many people have worked under him, or how much money he's earned. Parenthood is a realm — let's be honest — that's often managed far more competently, and with far less fanfare, by moms. Novelist Michael Chabon, husband and father of four, gets this. | Read story
October 9, 2009

Fatherhood is prevalent at the movies

Clive Owen has two daughters, the oldest 12. He never really saw any connection between his role as a father and his roles on the silver screen.

Then he starred in The Boys Are Back, the new film opening today directed by Scott Hicks (Shine). And suddenly work and home came a little closer together. | Read story
October 9, 2009

Fatherhood Class

The Morgan County Family Center and the Fort Morgan Head Start program will offering a “Nurturing Fatherhood” class starting Monday, Oct. 12.

The class will run from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. for 11 weeks at Sherman Early Childhood Center, 300 Sherman St. in Fort Morgan. | Read story
October 8, 2009

Former Champ Foreman to talk at fatherhood summit

Former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman is visiting a school in Milwaukee for the city's Fatherhood Summit on Friday.

Foreman will join Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to talk about Milwaukee's Fatherhood Initiative and share his personal experiences about fatherhood.

The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative has been around since 2005. Officials say the annual Fatherhood Summit has helped more than 5,000 men focus on being better fathers. | Read story
October 5, 2009

Marriage Resource Center Puts Focus on Fatherhood

In the quest to strengthen marriages in Carroll County, the Marriage Resource Center has turned its attention to fatherhood.

The Marriage Resource Center brought together more than 100 people Friday morning to a Fatherhood Summit at Grace Hall in Westminster.

Amy Gilford, community relations director and assistant director of the Marriage Resource Center, said promoting fatherhood has become one of the main themes for the group. | Read story
October 1, 2009

National Work & Family Month - The New Emphasis on Fatherhood

October is National Work & Family Month. It is a time to remember the challenges millions of Americans face in balancing their work and family lives and to issue a call to action to do something about it.

Work-life balance is a significant issue for most Americans. Polls show that more than 80% of Americans experience conflicts between their work and family lives. The impact on families is significant. Today's parents multitask to the point that children cite "uninterrupted time with parents" as their primary need. Older workers want and, in this economy, need to keep working, but want to do so in a different way than
in the past. | Read story
September 28, 2009

Duncan to Dads: Get Involved in Kids' Education

Getting fathers involved in their children's education will take turning off the TV at home and opening the school doors to them, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

"Both sides have to move toward the middle, toward each other," he said in an interview after a forum attended by dozens of nonprofit groups, churches, and government officials around New England. | Read story
September 26, 2009

Reinhardt talks eloquently on family, healing

If you hadn't seen Ed Reinhardt Jr. drag his leg through the Folsom Field press box Saturday and hadn't seen him in 17 years, you would have sworn he had made a medical breakthrough something akin to, well, what he had already previously accomplished.

He walked into his family den here Wednesday and launched into an inspirational speech, nearly morphing into Tony Robbins.

"Many years ago I had an accident. I was a football star at the University of Colorado. I was second in the nation in pass receiving — in the nation! My grade-point average was 3.6. In the second game of my sophomore year, I caught a pass, was tackled, my head hit the ground very hard. I was in a coma for 62 days. The injury was a subdural hematoma complicated by pneumonia. | Read story
September 25, 2009

Fed education chief to dads: Turn off TV, read

Getting fathers involved in their children's education will take turning off the TV at home and opening the school doors to them, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

"Both sides have to move toward the middle, toward each other," he said in an interview after a forum attended by dozens of nonprofit groups, churches, and government officials around New England.

"What's fascinating to me is that both sides need each other so badly. Educators desperately need parents to be more involved, particularly fathers, and fathers desperately need to be involved in their children's education," he said. "There's just this tremendous untapped potential and power here." | Read story

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