Category Archives: Fathers

Fathers are very important in their children’s lives.

Dads are Special

As a pediatrician, I often witness one of the most infuriating events for mothers. At their child’s 9-month-old visit, I ask, “Has he said any words yet?” “Dada,” says the mother, frustrated that “dad” gets first billing when many times … Continue reading

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Dads: Your Kids Need Your Time

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” ~Dr. Ken Canfield, Founder and President, National Center for Fathering Life with a baby seemed like a never-ending series of diaper changing and baby-feeding; I could not get a thing done around the house. One day … Continue reading

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Appreciating Fathers

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby For Father’s Day many years ago, my then 6-year-old daughter bought her dad a coffee mug at the school store that said, “World’s Best Mom.”  She said … Continue reading

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Thanks Dad!

“Hang tough.” ~ Timmy Donahue (my father) to me “Be yourself – don’t let anyone make you feel you can’t be yourself.” ~Glenn Gawinowicz (my husband) to my son A thank you card from the kids: Thanks, Dad, for taking … Continue reading

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Honoring Fathers

My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring. ~ Prince William (whose mother died when he was 15) Being a dad is not an easy job under any circumstances, but going it alone, due to … Continue reading

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Fathers Do Not Mother

“Fathers Do Not Mother” –  Kyle D. Pruett, MD., Author of Fatherneed Fathers and mothers typically have very different styles in how they approach the job of parenting.  They each provide their children with very different experiences and give them … Continue reading

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