Happy Father’s Day 2016

When is Father’s Day 2016? The date to celebrate your dad this year is Sunday, June 19, 2015. Father’s Day is always celebrated in America on the third Sunday in June, so keep that in mind for next year. Also remember that Father’s Day is not a federal holiday, so businesses should run as usual. So, where did the idea of Father’s Day come from? Wales Online reports what many historians believe: "Grace Golden Clayton was the founder of the first Father’s Day in Fairmont, West … [Read more...]

The Extent of Fatherlessness

More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency. The impact of fatherlessness can be seen in our homes, schools, hospitals and prisons, as reflected in the above clip from the documentary film, Irreplaceable. In short, fatherlessness is associated with almost every … [Read more...]

“WEWomen Supporting Men’s Health”, NOV 2015

Take control of your health and look after yourself. Talk about the big stuff in life The break up of a relationship, loss of a job, financial trouble or becoming a father are big moments in a man’s life that happen to many men. It’s important to recognize the impact of these and know it’s ok to talk about how you’re coping with the change. Knowledge is power Family history is one of the most powerful tools to understanding your health. Family history affects your level of risk … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Style of Charity Fundraising Event for Your Cause

Many of us have causes we feel strongly about, and want to take action to do something to help. Organizing events that are designed to bring in money for a charity or cause has long been one of the best ways to approach both fundraising, and spreading awareness, however there are all kinds of different styles of charity event you can do, and it is important to match the thing you organize to the cause you are promoting. Here, we take a look at three different types of charity event and the … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

Battered Women, “It’s in Your Hands”

Battered Women’s Support Services is making an impact one woman at a time. We contribute to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence and to empower our community through training and education programs. For over 30 years, we have been providing counselling and healing spaces for those who have experienced abuse. To help women build strength and resiliency, we work on systemic advocacy, law reform, in-class youth engagement programs and we operate a social enterprise … [Read more...]

The Boatman, Mahesh Prasad Srivastava

The Boatman The Boatman Father like a boatman like a holy man—God. 'O My Father Dad makes a paper boat, for his li’le son, to play and makes it float in a rainy bay. Yonder, flashes a scene of yore. A meek boatman moves plying his oar. Ferrying his family and friends together. With their goods and grand feather. Like my Dad who used to do. As a boatman in all life through. Always caught hold of his helping hand, Whether on mountains or in plains. On the sea or in … [Read more...]

Fatherhood is a State of Being, not a Happening

In honor of the upcoming Celebration named: Father's Day on JUNE 15, we are sharing some thoughts of positive action so our 'Dads' can THRIVE. Love, Laugh, Listen and Learn The quality of Love, Laughter, Listening and Learning within a family are the key factors in its happiness and success. These four values are the foundation of any happy, healthy family and society. The family is the most basic and important unit of any society or nation. Without healthy, functioning families, a … [Read more...]

“Five Holiday Bonding Experiences to try With Your Teen”

  With the holiday break quickly approaching, your teen may be tempted to hang out in his or her room, especially if Santa brings the latest tech toy. Instead, entice your teen to bond with you. Take up a hobby, share an activity or try something new as you build a relationship with your teen this Christmas. Volunteer Together Since his birth, Max Ervanian joined his parents in serving annual Christmas meals to the homeless in Florida. The city of St. Augustine reports that … [Read more...]

Parent’s Role In Child Development Programs

It’s no secret that a child’s education plays a significant role in her development during early childhood and is a determining factor in her success as an adult. Helping young children to acquire the skills they need to progress and develop along the prescribed timeline is one of a parent’s most important jobs. Understanding the role that parents play in the development and expansion of new skill sets in early childhood allows you to work more closely with the preschool or child development … [Read more...]

CREATIVE SUMMER POTTY TRAINING IDEAS

For many families, summer is the optimal time to potty train. For one thing, the family tends to be home more. The older siblings are not in school and most activities have come to an end, so there is a lot less rushing in and out of the car. Usually, when toddlers are forced to be on the go, it is much easier for parents to put them in a pair of disposable training pants in order to avoid an accident in the vehicle and to ensure that the child will not be wet and uncomfortable when away … [Read more...]

Celebrate Parents Day – July 28

What Is Parents' Day? n the United States, Parents' Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July. This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for "recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children." The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. It was supported by members of the Unification Church which also celebrates a holiday called Parents' Day, although on a … [Read more...]

Celebrating Father’s Day with Love

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. After … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler’s VDAY celebrates Father’s Day!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! V-Day would like to send a special shout out to all of the amazing V-Fathers throughout the world! Thank you for your dedication, love, and support! Send Your Father A Specially Designed V-Card for Father's Day and Support V-Day! Your V-Gift will be put to work to end violence against women and girls, addressing the most critical issues facing women around the world. CLICK HERE to give this V-Gift V-Day distributes funds to grassroots, national and … [Read more...]

BEDTIME … parenting means Taking Action!

BEDTIME :( ... parenting means Taking Action! Being a parent means helping a child learn and grow, teaching him to make good decisions and instilling healthy lifestyle habits so that one day he will become an independent, self-sufficient adult. This requires affection, discipline, consistency and dedication on the part of the parent. In order for children to be healthy and reach their full potential, they need adequate sleep. Still, getting kids to hit the hay without a struggle can be one of … [Read more...]

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