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TFP and the National Basketball Player’s Association Join to Promote Active Fatherhood

Thanks to a shared interest in encouraging engaged fathers, The Fatherhood Project has recently partnered with the National Basketball Player’s Association Foundation (NBPA) to create resources for fathers and promote active fatherhood in Massachusetts and in NBA cities across the country. We are excited and pleased to have such a strong partner, because, as the …

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The Nurturing Father

In my work on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Adoptions With Love, I came across a father’s letter to his adopted son on his adoption day. The letter is filled with emotions–love, appreciation, gratitude– expressed directly. The letter will be part of the father’s legacy to his son, left for a later day …

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“A Bar in the Waiting Room Would be Lovely”

During our August 2015 Father Survey at MGH’s Vincent Obstetrics out-patient service, the thoughts of one of the fathers drifted to what he would really like: A bar in the waiting room! This will not be among the offerings to the fathers who accompany their wives and partners to pre-natal visits, but he must have …

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A New View – TFP’s Father Stories Series Part 2

The first time I ever taught incarcerated dads with our Fathering from the Inside curriculum, I was talking to them about the skills they need in order to be good fathers. I told them that although setting limits and being an authoritative parent is important, it is also important to look at the world from …