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DADS MATTER

Kids, they grow up right before your eyes. And as scary as that is to think about, and all the things they may or may not get in to, its a parent's job to stay one step ahead of the curve to help lead their children down the right path.

This is the section that defines what it means to be a good dad, what that entails, and what topics should be in the forefront of your mind as your prepare your child (and yourself) for the future.

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - Heather Cortez

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DAD?
    •    12 Traits of a Great Dad AskMen.Com
    •    Answering the Call of “Doodie”
    •    Not Repeating Your Father’s Sins
    •    The Drive to Be a Better Dad
    •    Top Ten Qualities All Great Dads Possess

THE IMPORTANCE OF INVOLVED FATHERHOOD:
    •    A Call to Commitment
          Study, 2000
    •    Fatherless America?
    •    The Effects of Father Involvement
          FIRA
    •    The Hidden Benefits of Being an Involved Father
    •    The Importance of Fathers
          Study- MSU
    •    The Role of Fathers
          CIVITAS
    •    Statistics
         Importance of Fathers
         DadsWorld.Com

DEFINING THE “NEW DAD”:
    •    The Evolution of the American Family - Infographic
    •    The Challenges Facing Fathers
          Mensrights.Com
    •    The Evolution of Dad
          Film Clip
    •    “The Fatherhood Study”
          Boston University, 2010
    •    The Struggles of the
          “New Dad”
    •    SuperDads:
         Managing Expectations of Modern Fathers
         About.Com  

ISSUES FACING DADS TODAY:
    •    Bad P.R.
    •    Dads and Depression
    •    Deadbeat Dads
    •    Do Older Dads Do it Better?
    •    Fathers: Child Maltreatment
    •    Fathers:
         Joblessness
    •    Fathers:
          Poverty
    •    Fathers Suffering From Substance Abuse
         Study, U.K.
    •    Finding Balance:
         Work/Home
    •    Mom Versus Dad
         Social Media

THE DAD INFORMED:
IMPORTANT TOPICS TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR KIDS

TODDLERS:
    •    Strangers/Sexual Predators:
          Prevention: Child Sex Abuse
          Parent for Megan’s Law
          Protecting Your Child From a Sexual Predator
          Talking to Kids About Inappropriate Touching

TWEENS AND TEENS:
    •    Bullying:

          Qualityansweringservice.com (New)
          Bullying.Org
          Pacer Kids Against Bullying.Org
          Cyberbullying - The New On-line Crime
          Stop Bullying.Gov


    •    Drug and Alcohol Abuse:
          AfterSkoolKids.Org.
          D.A.R.E.


    •    Safe Internet Usage:
          Internet Safety Plan for Your Family McAfee
          On Guard Online.Gov
          Wired Kids.Org 
    •    Porn:
          Fightthenewdrug.org

TEENS:
    •    Anorexia/Bulimia/Obesity:
         Eating Disorders and Teens
         Weight and Eating Behavior Problems in Teens
    •    Communication/Survival Guides for Parents:
          A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Teen Years
          KidsHealth.Org
          Parenting Teens Info.Com/Fathers
          Raising Teens Blog
          Your Teen Mag.Com
    •    Drunk Driving:
          Mothers Against Drunk Driving
          Underage Drinking
    •    Sexuality/Sexual Health:
          Sexting
          Teens and Safe Sex –
          HIV, AIDS, HPV, Pregnancy
          Your Gay Child
    •    Teens Appearance/Self Expression:
          Coping with Teen Fashion
    •    Texting and Driving:
          Stoptextsstopwrecks.org
          Gov. Guides/Texting While Driving








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