Ken Canfield Articles

Dads, This Is What Your Daughters Really Want From You

Jason, an allprodad.com Play of the Day subscriber, shared his daughter's letter with us recently:"Dear Dad,...
4 Characteristics of Growing Dads

4 Characteristics of Growing Dads

Howard, who grew up without a father, is a 37-year-old father of five. He became a father in his teens and has struggled for years with the demands of raising five children, especially since he never had a male role model. Working two jobs, he was always too tired for...

Emotions: Bridge the Distance

Emotions: Bridge the Distance

When the kids move out, you’ve still got work to do. And no, it’s not turning their old room into a den. You still need to find ways to connect with your young adult children. Sure, you’re important, but you may have a difficult time believing it when your children...

Ken Canfield: Caring for Aging Parents

Ken Canfield: Caring for Aging Parents

Our commitment to care for our children can significantly influence the way in which they will care for us in our later years. Dave Sobel’s book Galileo’s Daughter gives a compelling description of the reciprocal nature of the father-daughter relationship. This...

Divorced Dads: Expect Erratic Behavior From Your Kids

Divorced Dads: Expect Erratic Behavior From Your Kids

If you’re a recently divorced dad, be prepared to see a side of your kids you’ve never seen before. Kids who have been through a divorce often act in certain ways. As a single dad, you need to know what to watch for—and how to respond.In their book, Every Other...

Working Fathers Need a Little Tension

Working Fathers Need a Little Tension

A new look at an old study sheds some light on the classic dilemma for dads: How do you balance career and family? I’m sure you’ve faced the question: do I put more time in at work—to insure I keep my job, pursue career advancement, or expand my business? Or, do...

Make Things Right With Your Children When You’re Wrong

Make Things Right With Your Children When You’re Wrong

One of the toughest conversations you’ll ever have with your son or daughter may be one of the most important:“Joel, tell me the truth.” It was a hot summer day, and good ol’ Dad was called in to resolve another family dispute. My son looked at me indignantly. “Joel,...

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