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Family Structure and Child Development Study

A study published in the European Journal of Population shows how family structure can impact child development. The study revealed that children raised with their father in an intact, biological family grow up experiencing better socio-economic outcomes opposed to children raised by single mothers or stepfathers. Click HERE to read more.

The Words of a Father

“There is something special and powerful about the words that are spoken between a father and his children,” JT Waresak wrote in a Focus on the Family article. “Children and teens crave and need affirmation from both their parents,” Waresak continued. “If not received and known, our sons will often withdraw within themselves, while our daughters will

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7 Steps to Using Social Media for Fatherhood Programs

Social media can be an important component of your fatherhood program for recruiting, engaging, and retaining fathers. In this webinar, created by National Fatherhood Initiative’s Maggie Spain and Melissa Steward, you can learn how to begin using social media to recruit fathers and what content will help enhance your program delivery. Click HERE to watch the webinar now!

10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need to Know

  A Royal Stand Against Pornography

What My Parents Don’t Know About Social Media

A teacher recently asked her 9th-grade students to anonymously finish the statement “What my parents don’t know about social media is…” The students responses proved to be both eye-opening and heartbreaking. Over 80% of the students wrote that they have social media accounts even though they were instructed by their parents not to have accounts. One student wrote

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A Father’s Influence

Fathers, you have more influence than you can imagine! No matter how old your little girl is, she still needs an example of a spiritual leader and a positive role model. Here are a few tips for you as you continue to pursue and protect your daughter’s heart: Schedule Time What gets in the way of

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Being a Safe Source for Conversation

Setting a precedent for how you respond to a teen’s shortcomings and questions is an important indicator of how a teen can expect you to respond to future shortcomings and questions. Your teen will be more apt to see you as a safe source when you show that you care to listen and attempt to understand their world. How

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Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography

In 2015, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography. In this groundbreaking document, the U.S. bishops provide the Catholic Church with instructions to help heal the pain and suffering of so many members of the Body of Christ. One of the primary steps recommended

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Why Kid’s Need Boundaries

In the video above, Dr. James Dobson illustrates the connection between those who are inadequately exposed to healthy “barriers” and “boundaries” of behavior as children, and those who as young adults excessively wander and meander through their formative years in search of meaning.

Teen Suicide: 7 Warning Signs to Watch For

Teenagers are capable of all kinds of unexpected behavior. How can you tell whether a teen is exhibiting typical teenage angst or showing signs that he or she is at risk for suicide? Here are seven red flags the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) encourages parents and educators watch for: Changes in eating or sleeping habits

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