The State of Abortion Laws In Today’s America (2019)

In recent weeks the topic of abortion has made headlines around the nation. The Roe V. Wade doctrine states the following, the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to abortion, and that this right was based on an implied right to personal privacy emanating from the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, severalContinue reading “The State of Abortion Laws In Today’s America (2019)”

The State of Dad’s Mental Health

The State of Dad’s Mental Health Historically, when we hear the term “Post-Natal Depression”, our children’s mothers will come to mind. On the contrary, “Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It’s a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year ofContinue reading “The State of Dad’s Mental Health”

The Delicacies of The Blended Family

The Delicacies of the Blended Family Our feature article this week will focus on the Blended Family. A Blended Family, according to dictionary.com is “a family composed of a couple and their children from previous marriages” (Dictionary.com, 2019). In situations like this, the father is no longer with the mother and the children are forced toContinue reading “The Delicacies of The Blended Family”

Incarceration Impacts Multiple Generations: Families Affected By Prison

Today, urban communities across the nation continue to deal with the epidemic of children of color raised in fatherless homes. Many factors contribute to single-parent households but one factor, in particular, has had a damaging effect on families of color, Mass Incarceration, and parenting from prison! The focus of this article will explain why andContinue reading “Incarceration Impacts Multiple Generations: Families Affected By Prison”

Listen The AVOF Father 2 Father Conference Calls via YouTube

The topics discussed during this call by the fathers were: Note: 2 mothers joined our conference call What was you father like? (how did the relationship you have with your father, influence how you view parenthood) Investing in your children’s future (life insurance, banking/investments, college plan and more) Time vs Money (Whats more important toContinue reading “Listen The AVOF Father 2 Father Conference Calls via YouTube”

A Father Looking To Become A police officer….Killed by One

By Lindsey Bever and Alex Horton (via WashiongtonPost.com) November 14 at 3:07 PM Jemel Roberson had dreams of becoming a police officer. He was killed by one. The 26-year-old was working as an armed security guard Sunday when he tried to intervene during a shooting outside a Chicago-area bar. Officers arrived, and — officials laterContinue reading “A Father Looking To Become A police officer….Killed by One”

What Was Your Father Like Pt. 2

“What Was Your Father Like” Part II Over the years I’ve observed a lot of parents try to fill voids in their childhood by recreating with their children what they wish their parent’s had created with themselves. A lot of times parents attempt to help their children by giving them lots of material things, becauseContinue reading “What Was Your Father Like Pt. 2”

4 Reasons and Other Factors Why Dads Are Important (Too)!!!!!

Moms are nurtures and create the foundation, with love and care. They are also the backbone of the family. However, DADS are important too, and here is a few fun facts 1 – New fathers involvement and caring for their child in the first days of child’s life can have a positive long-term benefits 2 – HigherContinue reading “4 Reasons and Other Factors Why Dads Are Important (Too)!!!!!”

What Was Your Father Like? (part 1 of 2)

Everyone can attest to their own experiences with their father. No two relationships are alike. How great of an impact would you say your father-son relationship has made on your views of fatherhood? If I had to describe my father, I would say that he is a pretty cool guy. Many like his style, he’sContinue reading “What Was Your Father Like? (part 1 of 2)”

As A Father, What Are Your Immediate Needs?

Children are born into this world, they do not request to be here! We as parents make decisions that allow for children to enter into this world. It is our responsibility to constantly express love and acceptance to our children as their caretakers and guardians. It’s important that we show our children through our words,Continue reading “As A Father, What Are Your Immediate Needs?”