It is now what might just be the Golden Age of Fatherhood. There are more dad-centric books, advertisements, and studies being done than ever before. Let's keep the discussion about fatherhood going. Here's my list of what to check out!
1) I was excited and honored to attend the launch of the State of the World's Fathers report at the United Nations in June. To have NYC Dads Group be invited to a historic event like this is . . . well, historic! To view the report, click here. Further Reading: The New York Times covered the event.
In addition to this book, which you should totally buy, there are some other recently released books worthy of checking out. Click on their links to learn more!
3) Boston College's Center for Work and Family released the latest study in their New Dad series. This one features members of City Dads Group in photos throughout the report and contributing to some of the results. To learn more and to download the report, click here.
Further reading, a Huffington Post article on the study.
4) Dove Men+Care continues to knock it out of the park with their dad-centric ads. This one is no different.
5) As I mentioned recently, my daughter and I were featured in a Father's Day ad for Dove Men+Care. This year, they are doing something different, and I'm happy to say I am a part of this as well. To All Dads is a collection of letters on Medium.com from current fathers to new or soon to be fathers. The letters range from one about not preparing properly for the birth of a child to a gay father writing a letter to his 20-year old self. The letters are poignant, honest, and sometimes raw. Please find time to read them.
Hey, I'm an English teacher after all, so assigning reading seems kinda right. :)