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What Really Matters to Your Child's Success in School

I'm a forward-thinking guy. I don't think much about the past. What's done is done, as they say. But when it comes to my role as a father, I sometimes reflect on how well I've done in that role, especially now that I have a daughter in college and one who is just a few years away from joining her.

Justin Bieber's Missing Something

Former NFI President and now board member, Roland Warren, recently wrote an article in The Huffingon Post titled "The Hole in Justin Bieber's Soul" where he explains what he thinks is missing in Bieber's life...and what us dads can learn from it.

We Now Have Proof: Father Absence Really is the Problem

Christopher Brown recently wrote "The Proof Is In: Father Absence Harms Child Well-Being" for The Huffington Post where he cites one of the most important studies done on father absence to date.

Celebrating 20 Years of Changing Fatherhood: Jerre Fields (Video)

Fatherhood Changes Everything… And We’ve Changed Fatherhood!

Family Structure Can Be a Life or Death Matter

A little over a year ago, I wrote on this blog about how the Sandy Hook shooting may have been another crime of fatherlessness.

It’s Time to Change the Landscape for Dads…

We all have a social responsibility to engage more dads in the parenting process.

5 Tips for Talking With Your Child About Alcohol Use

While I waited for the start of my daughter's high school soccer match last Tuesday, I opened my CNN smartphone app to check the latest headlines.

The Fatherhood Gap

I am a husband and father to two beautiful children. They directly affect a lot of the decisions my wife and I make.

It Takes a Married Village to Raise a Child

Writing for The Huffington Post, Christopher A. Brown talks marriage, kids and poverty in his newest column It Takes a Married Village to Raise a Child.

NFI Launches eBook Series for Dads

The 24/7 Dad® To Go eBook Series will provide dads with practical advice on a variety of important topics related to parenting and relationships

Coverage of Celebrity Deaths Always Misses the Mark

As a lover of movies and good acting, I am saddened by the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died this past weekend from an apparent drug overdose in his apartment in Manhattan.  

The Missing Salvo in the War on Poverty

If you've followed the news at all the last couple of weeks, it's been hard to miss the media coverage of the 50-year anniversary of the War on Poverty launched during the Johnson Administration.

NFI Vice President to Speak at Dad 2.0 Summit

Vincent DiCaro, the organization’s vice president of development and communication, will moderate a panel on the effects of father absence.

Celebrating 20 Years of Changing Fatherhood: Joshua Chiles (Video)

Fatherhood Changes Everything… And We’ve Changed Fatherhood!

5 Ways to be an Educational Advocate for Your Child

In Atlanta, we’re in the midst of finalizing a school board election that has gained national attention.

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