In September when we started a Boy Scouts den for my son and some of his first-grade classmates. It was going to be fun and scary. But never once did I wonder if any of these newly minted "Tigers" were not biologically a boy. And honestly, why would I? They looked and dressed like boys. Yes, their voices are high-pitched and you could mistake them for girls, but they are 6 years old. So I took it at face value that they are all boys. A few months later I read about a boy named Joe, a Cub Scout from New Jersey who was removed from his pack because it was revealed to a district executive … [Read more...]
The 2016 State of America’s Fathers report found that dads are generally more active in their children's lives than ever. They are increasing the time they spend with their children and sharing child care responsibilities with women at all-time high levels.
However, the disparity between the classes is still great. High-income fathers receive kudos while dads of lesser means are “often either valued or stigmatized simply by their ability to pay their way.”
State of America's Fathers report author Brian Heilman joins us on the latest Modern … [Read more...]
You have to applaud the efforts of Alan Farrell and the Mayor’s Citywide Fatherhood Initiative, in making major strides the past several years in their collective efforts towards making New York City a more “father friendly” place to live and work. We’re excited to share the announcement for the 5th Annual NYC Dads Matter Awards and calling upon our engaged audience to nominate an exceptional dad! We've attended several of the inspirational awards ceremonies in previous years and love what this program stands for. Please consider nominating a dad today. This June, in an effort to … [Read more...]