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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.

That’s Part of Growing Up?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “that’s part of growing up”. It takes a lot of learning and experience to grow up, but sometimes, “that’s just part of growing up” - is used as an excuse.

6 Tips on How to Show Your Child Reading is Awesome

I love reading. I read everywhere and at anytime. Thankfully, I married a fellow bookaholic, so my wife doesn't mind my stacks of books in every corner and stair of the house. We admit, we are on a quest to make two more bookaholics in our daughters. Here are a few ways you can make your child think reading is awesome...because it is.

Do What I Do, Not What I Say #P90X3Dads

Whenever you think people are exaggerating about how children are always watching you, just hang out with a child for a few hours. 

It’s Time to Change the Landscape for Dads…

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

Little Eyes are Always Watching You, Dad

When country singer Rodney Atkins’ catchy single “Watching You” climbed the Billboard charts to #1 in 2007, I remember thinking, now there’s a corny little song with a powerful message.  

I Don’t Exercise for Myself #P90X3Dads

I think if I were single and childless, I would rarely exercise. That sort of attitude, based on what I’ve seen in research, is probably pretty common among men; researchers have found that unmarried men are less healthy than married ones.

Day Zero: 'Pressing Play' on Fit Fathering with #P90X3Dads

I'm a husband. I'm a dad. I'm busy. I'm also the guy who quit the original P90X (because of the long workouts, promise). But, I have hope that I can still get fit and live healthy. P90X3 is my newest hope. Follow me as I write about my next 90 days. I'll write on Day 30, Day 60 and hopefully, at day 90, we'll both be more healthy.

Fatherhood 2.0

I always look forward to the next release of Apple’s software—iMovie, Pages, Numbers, the programs I use every day as a broadcaster to prepare for shows and games—because I know the new programs will have new capabilities, new features that make using them easier, faster, more effective, more powerful.

The Challenge of Becoming a Single Father

No one goes to the altar expecting to end up divorced, but it's a distressingly common occurrence nonetheless. 

Q&A with NFI's Newest Board Member: Fred Rege

Get to know our newest board member, Fred Rege, in 13 questions. 

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.

5 Steps to Enjoying Sports with Your Child

"U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A!" The chant rang out in Toyota Stadium right before kickoff of the recent soccer match between the U.S. Women's National Team and the Canadian National Women's Soccer Team.

5 Ways to Make Your Kid Smarter Than You

I'm a voracious reader of non-fiction--mostly books on leadership, business-model development, parenting, and human behavior. Why? Because when I read stuff by people smarter than I am, it makes me smarter.

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