Appreciating How Fathers Give Children a Head Start: Book 1 of a set of books I wrote for the National Head Start Bureau, which gives an overview of the problem of fatherlessness and the important contributions fathers make to healthy child development.
Five things you didn’t know Fathers do: Here are five underappreciated things essential to living a well-rounded life that the social and psychological sciences tell us we are more likely to gain from our fathers than our mothers.
Fatherhood: The core of the universe: Far the most important thing we can know about George MacDonald is that . . . an almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. From his own father, he said, he first learned that Fatherhood must be the core of the universe. He was thus prepared in an unusual way to teach that religion in which the relation of Father and Son is of all relations the most central.—- C.S. Lewis, George
More Bad News on Men and Family: Here’s a story I read recently that marks more dark news for men’s place in the family. While we decry the sperm-donor male in some corners of our culture, we seem to be working overtime to not only create more of them, but also relieve them of that minimal contribution to parenting.
Why Fathers Throw Their Children: This article, published in Plough Quarterly (Winter 2015), explains how dad’s general way of parenting creates more confident, considerate, responsible and more literate children…and one of these ways is by throwing his babies in the air!