Ask Carey Video: Involvement Outside the Home

The Championship Fathering blog by Carey Casey

 

In this edition of Ask Carey, I respond to the question: How can I be more involved in my child’s life outside the home? Here are my thoughts, but I hope you’ll share more of your ideas in the comments below…

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And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one great way to connect with your children at school:

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Of course, you can learn more about WATCH D.O.G.S. here.

Dads, what would you add?  What creative things have you done to stay involved in your kids’ lives? Tweet this!  Join the discussion either below or at our Facebook page.

Action Points

  • Learn something together with your child, like bongos or karate or tap dancing or two-stepping. Even if it’s something that seems pretty strange, your child will feel like the two of you have something that no one else has.
  • Take a father-child road trip. Get out a map, point to a spot a couple of hours from home, and hit the road. Just go there together and let the place reveal itself to you. Eat where the locals eat. Pick up a two-dollar souvenir.

Do you have a question for Carey to address? Leave a message on our Facebook page or use #AskCarey on Twitter.

Carey CaseyCarey Casey is the CEO of the National Center for Fathering (NCF), as well as a husband, father, and grandfather. He is author of Championship Fathering and general editor of The 21-Day Dad’s Challenge. See more about Carey here.

NCF is a nonprofit organization seeking to improve the lives of children and establish a positive fathering and family legacy that will impact future generations by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child. We encourage you to help us change the culture of fathering in America by joining the Championship Fathering Team. You can also sign up for NCF’s Today’s Father Weekly email here.

 

 



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