This section provides web links, PDFs and video of recent news stories about fatherhood from news outlets around the world.
The President Sets The Pace For FathersIT is no secret that President Obama desperately wants Congress to pass legislation to overhaul health care. But last month, when Mr. Obama convened Congressional Democratic leaders at the White House for a marathon negotiating session, another priority intervened.
His 11-year-old daughter, Malia, had a band recital. | Read story
A place where parents can go for helpAll types of parents walk through the doors of the nonprofit organization Families First: from those who voluntarily signed up for classes to learn how to raise their children better, to those who were ordered to attend classes by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Volunteer Instructor Fred Buschhoff has met many of those parents.
"It's a sign of strength to ask for help," he said. | Read story
Dinner, dance with DadJoe Thrutchley was quite the busy man on Friday. All while ABBA's “Dancing Queen” played overhead, Thrutchley navigated his way between two dates and tried, rather adeptly, to keep up to the festive music.
His two dates — daughters Hannah Thrutchley, 11, and Coty Thrutchley, 7 — were also, well, having the time of their lives. After all, it turns out he is used to making sure his dates are treated well. | Read story
Apollo Anton Ohno speeding toward memory laneDuring the week, Yuki Ohno didn't see his son much. A single father, he would get home from working at his Seattle-area hair salon at 7 or 8 o'clock at night. His son, 12-year-old Apolo, was a latchkey kid.
He also was an aspiring short-track speedskater.
Many weekends, father and son would drive in their Volkswagen Rabbit three hours north to short-track competitions in and around Vancouver. | Read story
Suited for fatherhoodGrowing up, you might have thought your father's parenting philosophy was something like, "Pipe down or I'll turn this car around!"
These days, more working dads seem to live by the adage, "You can always get a new job, but you can't get a new family." Busy fathers put in long hours at the office and work just as hard to make quality time at home. Sometimes, though, something just has to give. What's a dad to do? | Read story
Military couples get advice on dealing with unique stressesEric and Syndy Nance of Valparaiso, married for two years, were among 20 military couples taking advantage of a recent marriage retreat that addressed the challenges such couples face.
Eric Nance serves full time with the Army National Guard 190th Transportation Battalion, based in Michigan City. He and his wife attended the marriage enrichment retreat for military couples at Indian Oak Inn in Chesterton. | Read story
Sons of teen dads more likely to become one tooPast research has shown that girls whose mothers gave birth as teens are more likely than their peers to become teenage mothers themselves. But comparatively little has been known about the factors that matter in teen fatherhood.
In the new study, researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut found that sons of teenage fathers were 80 percent more likely to have a child before age 20 compared with their peers born to older fathers. | Read story
UK Government launches guide for all new fathersThe government has announced plans to issue guidance to help every new father support their partner and baby, as it gets set to publish its green paper on families and relationships.
From next month, the government will begin distributing 600,000 copies of The New Dad's Guide. The guide will address legal and health issues that fathers should bear in mind as well as relationship support and information on the importance of fatherhood. | Read story