The focus is on fathers this weekend

But why do dads get just one day of official recognition? I can’t imagine how different my life would have been without my father’s active encouragement, praise and continued presence. Not every child is so fortunate, I realize.

Kerry Caverly, director of our Center for Professional Development, has worked closely with the state of Missouri and a team of others to create an excellent guide for those who facilitate father groups learning to perfect their parenting skills. The best part? It’s available free for downloading on the Parents as Teachers National Center Web site (look for the Focus on Fathers button). What a gift to all dads this Father’s Day!