What makes a father?

Father’s Day June 19, 2016

When it comes to the diversity of families today, there are many definitions of “father”. Let’s celebrate them all this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19! In the stories that follow, we see that it’s supportive, caring relationships that help children and youth thrive as they experience the ups and downs of life.

“We went out for dinner with Kyle on Friday night and he moved in on Monday morning.” Bruce Callan and his wife Kathie tell the story of how their 17-year-old foster son, Kyle, joined their family. Watch the video.

“We took a risk, and moved from a supportive larger community with families that looked like us to a smaller community where we were not sure how they were going to accept us.” The Logan-Powell family, Marcus, Wayne and their two sons, sought a smaller community when thinking about starting a family. Watch the video.

“Sometimes you have to wait for something big.” Kevin is an eleventh grade student with a passion for science, math and comic books. In 2009, his mom, Tina, reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Read more

Learn more about building strong resilient family relationships:

Relationships don’t just happen. Learn more about strengthening yours at  www.Parentfurther.com

A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids 10 to 16 year-old We know that brain growth and development can greatly affect behavior at this stage. In this video series Dr. Clinton offers practical advice on how parents can adjust their parenting styles to help their children cope with stress and emotions during the pre-teen and teen years. Watch the videos.

Family Relationships Matter: The First Six Years Family Relationships Matter: The First Six Years, focuses on five essential actions central to positive child development: Express Care; Challenge Growth; Provide Support; Share Power and Expand Possibilities. In the video, seven families show these strategies in their own unique ways.