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21 Questions with NFI's Newest Board Member: Chris Efessiou [Interview]

Get to know our newest board member, Chris Efessiou, in 21 questions. 

The Affects of an Emotionally Unavailable Dad

I am a woman and the middle child squeezed between two brothers. We were all born in the mid to late fifties. There were a lot of shows on television at the time about perfect families like "Father Knows Best" and "Leave it to Beaver" that idealized what families of the day looked like. 

Single White Moms Should Say Yes to Father Involvement

Christopher Brown recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post in response to an article on Slate.com about white, working-class mothers and father involvement. In his rebuttal, he points out not what one person's story is, but what decades of research has to say about the importance of father involvement for the sake of the child.

Prepping for Mom's Night Out

I recently screened the new parenting movie, Moms' Night Out. While laughing my way through the movie, I found myself connecting with one dad trying to get his wife to take a break.

Are You a Stressed Dad? Learn How to Manage Work & Family Today!

I recently wrote 6 Steps for Stress-Less Living for Manilla.com. In that post I wrote, "If you feel stressed out, it’s your fault." I think I still mean it. Here's why: stress happens. The only thing you can control is how you think and what you do. The following list is meant to be simple. It's meant to remind you of the things that you can control.

Interacting with Your Tween or Teen: Rational Communication Trumps a Lecture

Almost every parent has experienced the glossy-eyed look teens and tweens give when he or she is getting lectured. While some of the words you are saying may sink into their heads, it's more likely that the child is thinking of other things such as a favorite video game or the new girl or boy in school. It's because you are providing a speech that the child simply finds boring.

Issuing a Challenge to Unwed Fathers

In a scene as dramatic as any in reality television, New Jersey mother Rebecca DeLuccia testified from the delivery room that the father of her child should not be allowed to attend the birth of his child.

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.

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

Fatherhood Changes Everything… And We’ve Changed Fatherhood!

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.

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. 

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