National Center for Fathering: Good Dads Honor Moms

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It’s easy to say this, but when you’re a dad, one of the best things you can do is honor mom. This Mother’s Day, take a couple tips from the National Center for Fathering – we’ll give you a brief recap, but you’ll have to take a minute to read it yourself. We’re jerks but we’re not thunder-stealers.

Above all, the NCF says that all moms are different – so there’s no one magic solution (sorry bro). Some moms like to have an easy day of being waited on. Some would rather go do a family activity. But it goes without saying (which is a stupid phrase for us to use since the NCF and us are saying it) that you – dad – should be highly involved with making sure mom’s got her way.

The NCF didn’t mention this – but for the sake of the national statistics, we will – but if you’re divorced, don’t let that stand in the way of you speaking well about your kid’s mom. Things might not have worked out for you two, but bad-mouthing mom won’t make anyone’s life better.

So, regardless of whether mom wants to take it easy or take a hike – like, a real one outside with the family – make it happen.



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is married and has one son. You can also find his writing on HLN, The Good Men Project and The Huffington Post. He is an avid gamer, rides unicorns, and loves rainbows.