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Help Your Kids Deal with Bullies

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, so I thought it appropriate to spend a little time talking about how to help your kids deal with bullies.

A Pep Talk for the Second Half

At the start of a new year, as some are making new resolutions (or at least thinking about making changes), here's a suggestion from author Bob Barnes that should be helpful for all dads who have kids in any level of school: Look at the New Year as a kind of "halftime."

A Great Approach for Teaching Values

The best lessons for our kids are the ones they experience firsthand. In Carey Casey's book, Championship Fathering, he tells a story about how one dad took advantage of an opportunity to teach his kids a real-life lesson they would not soon forget.

10 Tips for Easing the Back-to-School Transition

The start of the new school year can be a nerve-wracking time for our kids and stepkids. Here are 10 tips to help smooth the way.

Why You’re Critical to Your Child’s Education

In a recent Washington Post article, Patrick Welsh, a high-school English teacher in Virginia, wrote about some disturbing trends he sees in his classroom.

Back to School – Now the Fun Begins!

Is it hard for you to believe another school year is about to start? That first day back at school is a benchmark occasion for your child — no matter what his age. And dad, it's also a call to action for you.

Give Your Children a Head Start – You’re the Key

In 2009, the National Head Start Association held its 36th Annual National Training Conference in Orlando. In line with the theme, "Beyond the Boundaries: New Approaches and New Strategies," the conference highlighted various ways to improve the quality of early childhood education for the families they serve. One of the suggested ideas was to get fathers more involved.

Enough! An Alarming Trend in Education

A study released last week uncovers a trend that should be alarming to all parents: for the first time ever, today's American kids are less likely than their parents to graduate high school.

Back-to-School Tips for Dads

Dad, here's your friendly start-of-the-school-year reminder about your important role in your children's education.

My Adventures as a WatchDOG

When I first came to the National Center, I heard all about WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students). I quickly learned what it was and how it worked, and I even talked to people about how fantastic it is. But not long ago I had a chance to actually spend a day at my 11-year-old son's school as a WatchDOG dad, and now I have a new appreciation for the power of fathers giving a day to spend at their children’s school.


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