Speaker Profile: Dorethia Kelly Educates on Finances with #MoneyChat

“Fathers feel a lot of pressure as the providers for their families. It’s key that they are equipped with the tools to financially empower themselves and their households” says Dorethia Kelly, presenter at our 16th Annual Fathers Conference in 2016.

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Interactive Dads – Gaming!

Partnership for Dads brings another Interactive Dads event with GAMING!, this time with the mega-popular open world computer game ROBLOX

Our Interactive Dads program is an ongoing and always growing series of activities and events designed to provide dads and kids fun, social, and educational opportunities to interact with others.  In a partnership with the Southfield Public Library, dads, father figures, and their kids will work together to build and play in a variety of events. Our next event is this Saturday, from 10AM-12PM.

Plan to attend?  Let us know by registering for Interactive Dads – GAMING! by completing the form below. Space is very limited so register as soon as possible!

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Five Things Pediatricians Want Dads to Know About Parenting

This LA Times report has an important message for Dads:  “Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You’re more important to your child’s health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.”

“After assessing more than a decade’s worth of psychological and sociological research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new report about fatherhood and the things doctors can do to help the nation’s 70 million dads reach their full parenting potential.

Fathers aren’t just back-ups for moms. Their presence in their children’s lives is beneficial in and of itself.”

Read the full LA Times story HEREhttp://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-fathers-pediatricians-20160613-snap-story.html

Launching Interactive Dads

Partnership for Dads begins its new Interactive Dads campaign with MINECRAFT DAYS!  Interactive Dads is a series of activities and events designed to provide dads and kids fun, social, and educational opportunities to interact and MINECRAFT DAYS! is a great way to start.  In a partnership with the Southfield Public Library, dads, father figures, and their kids will come together to build and play on the biggest PC game to ever exist!  Care to attend?  Visit the MINECRAFT DAYS! page at http://www.partnershipfordads.org/minecraft-days/ to learn more and to register.  Our first day is May 21st, 2016 and space is very limited to register soon!


President Obama and Bryan Cranston Gives Us REAL Dad Talk

Barack Obama has become increasingly reflective as his term as President winds down. On the impact of his father and mother on his life and his role as a father to his own daughters, it’s clear this man knows what a father is. The President and Academy Award winning actor Bryan Cranston sit down in the Oval Office with the New York Times and discuss parenting in this must read article.  Check it out at http://nyti.ms/23u9qlk.

Mitch Albom: When did fathers become expendable?

A third of American kids now live without their biological fathers. Nearly every statistic on kids turn sour when fathers disappear.

  • Youth suicides, five times higher than average.
  • High school dropouts, nine times higher.
  • Behavioral disorders, 20 times higher.
  • Runaways and homeless children, 32 times higher.

What does a father bring to the table?

  • Strength
  • Quiet confidence
  • Discipline
  • Responsibility
  • Love

— all displayed differently than my mother, which was fine. My father also taught us how to be a husband, how to respect a woman, when to lead and when to support.

See complete article here

#1 Hottest Fathers’ Day Gift Idea for 2012!

I’m sure many people tuned into this post to find out about the hot new gadget to get dad for Fathers’ Day.   Sorry, but there’s no update on the newest in computerized grill accessories or digitized golf toys.  Instead, I wanted to share an idea for the ultimate gift – the one that more than pays for itself.  Unfortunately, there’s a major string attached to this gift – Dad doesn’t actually receive it until many years down the road.  In fact, with this gift, Dad needs to do most of the heavy lifting!  I know this isn’t sounding much like the traditional gift, but trust me – it’s the best gift ever given and ever received.

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4th Annual Fathers Fest

Join us for the 4th annual Fathers Fest  Saturday June 19th, 2010 (the day before Fathers day).  A special way for everyone – kids, teens and adults – to celebrate fathers (and father figures) in their lives. You do not need to be a parent or bring a child to attend – come as you are end enjoy the energy of this festival.

  • Honoring ceremony for dads & celebrate being men
  • Spend quality time with family & friends
  • Build community
  • Have some FUN: volley ball, horseshoes, frisbee and more

FathersFest 2010 MapWhere: Shiawasse Park, Farmington, MI

When: Saturday June 19th, 2010 – 12 noon to 5 pm (day before fathers day)

Cost: $5 per adult; $1 for 18 and under

Weather: Come rain or shine – we have a covered pavilion and tents in case of inclement weather.

Food: Bring picnic food or snacks to share. Hot dogs and other grill friendly food, plus non-alcoholic
(pets are welcome at this park – alcohol is not)

RSVP or Questions Contact:

Tom Fitzpatrick 248-229-6028 or
Larry Herren 248-420-0112 or
Dave Jacobs 248-981-3188