IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) facilitates a Global Dialogue on Fatherhood and Men's Issues which explores and addresses key challenges -- mental and physical health, real-life options, poverty, hunger, homelessness, Fatherlessness, parental alienation, mass incarceration, religious and ethnic intolerance -- which prevent Men and Boys from living healthier, purpose-driven, and longer lives.
For the past 14 years, I have written and talked about the importance of Men and Fathers in our families, our communities, and our world. On numerous occasions, I have pointed out that Men are the glue that holds our families, our communities, and our world together. In the days leading up to Mother's Day, I have been thinking a lot about Women who, as Mothers, play an equally critical role in holding our families, our communities, and our world together. A Father's influence in his children's lives is long lasting. His influence governs the decisions they make about careers and in selecting a husband or wife when they reach adulthood.
Fathers provide their children with powerful life lessons about successfully negotiating the world that exists outside of their immediate environment. And contrary to popular belief, Fathers are nurturers.
A Mother's influence in the lives of her children is powerful and long lasting, too. Today, I am thinking about the power…