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In Partnership With The Diaper Bank of Central Arizona

In partnership with the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona Dear Father Matters partner, The need for disposable diapers is ongoing and critical. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 5.9 million babies age 3 or younger in the U.S. live in poor or low-income households. Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps, and many child…

Happy Holidays Despite Incarceration

 Happy Holidays Despite Incarceration By Susan Lemere Helping kids cope with the holiday season when a parent is in prison When a parent is in jail for the holidays, whether this is the first holiday season since the parent’s incarceration or one of many, kids may be struggling with feelings that are often difficult for…

Get Your Kids Involved with Thanksgiving Cooking

Get Your Kids Involved with Thanksgiving Cooking Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is a big task, but you don’t have to do all the work yourself. Make it a family affair and get your kids involved. Depending how old your kids are, they can help out in a variety of ways. Sit down with everyone before Thanksgiving…

Why Kids Need Their Dads

Why Kids Need Their Dads By Skye Loyd Four decades of research and hundreds of studies have proven what should be obvious to everyone: The more involved a dad is, the more successful his children will be. A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, grades at school, and future achievements. Involved dads = Successful children The dad…

More fathers winning child custody cases

More fathers winning child custody cases By Ian Munro Fathers are increasingly being awarded custody of their children in Family Court cases, new figures released by the court show. Despite persistent criticism that the court is anti-male, almost 20 per cent of child-residence decisions are being settled in the father’s favour – twice the rate of…

Focusing on Depression in Expectant and New Fathers

 Focusing on Depression in Expectant and New Fathers Significant depression affects between 10% and 30% of women during pregnancy: the incidence remains elevated in the year following childbirth.1,2Although a large body of research has documented the risk factors for and negative effects of depression in mothers, little is known about depression in expectant or new…

I Am Grateful for the Narcissists in My Life

I Am Grateful for the Narcissists in My Life Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism….

Kids and Cars

Kids and Cars We are headed into that back to school rush and while we are out buying new uniforms, school supplies and back packs to prepare for the new school year there is one thing we may want to focus on.  As you are getting in and out of your cars and slipping into…

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons Being a father is life’s fullest expression of masculinity. But for many males, life consists of a search for the lost father. We know that raising children is the central experience of life, the greatest source of self-awareness, the true fountain of pride and joy, the most eternal bond with a partner….

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs By: Reading Rockets A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we’ve put together a list of eight helpful…