Sunday, June 21, 2009

Great article of Teen Fathers - "The misunderstood fathers "

"Emerging family research suggests fathers who stay involved with their children and provide good quality parenting, even if they don't live with the children, are more likely to have children who are academically successful, better behaved and relate well with others in social situations, studies show."

(full article)The misunderstood fathers

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Only Father in the Room :(

Yesterday I went to signup my kids for summer camp at the West Philly YMCA (52nd & Walnut Streets). And yes I know, I waited to the last minute. This economy has been tight on me, and I been robbing Peter and Paul for some time now.

In any case, I was able to catch a parent orientation for the camp. First I will tell you I was very impressed with the Staff to camper ratio (1 - 10) for kids 7 - 10. They have an organized drop-off system so parents don't need to get out of car; trips every week; swimming every day; and lunch and before and after care are included to boot.

The only thing I was left wondering was why am I the only FATHER in the room? Us Dads have many great gifts and talents to offer these settings and provide a much needed balance. Well I already decided that I would volunteer a few times at the West Philly Y this summer and encourage other Dads to get involved.

What are you thought on this? Have you experienced something similar?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Supporters of dad in custody case hold vigil

Supporters of dad in custody case hold vigil

The Associated Press, Posted on Wed, Jun. 17, 2009

RED BANK, N.J. - About 100 supporters of a New Jersey man who is seeking custody of his son marked the fifth anniversary of the boy being taken to Brazil with a candlelight vigil. (click link above for full article)

More dad-friendly courts by Fatimah Ali

More dad-friendly courts?

Article featured in Philadelphia Daily News, June 16, 2009 (clink link above for full article)

AQUIET revolution is brewing in America's families.
It's sweeping the nation's family courts, where dads are fighting to spend more time with their children when relationships with the mothers fail. Divorced dads are hurting, too, and more of them want to co-parent.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cheyney University Summer Opportunity for High School Students

Subject: FW: Cheyney University Opportunity for High School Students

If you have or know a child who is age 16, 17, or 18 in the 11th or 12th grade and
has a 2.5 average or above, the person is eligible to apply to a dual enrollment
program at Cheyney University Urban Campus 701 Market St. 3rd floor
The classes are Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Psychology, and English I.
Children receive a $100. stipend for the six weeks. The credits will be transferred to
the identified college the student will attend. For application contact (215) 228-4191.

Don't forget...4th Annual Fatherhood Festival is Sunday, June 14th...see details in below post!