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Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Northwest
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NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY 2011: CELEBRATING THE IMPACT OF COLORADO GRANDFATHERS

Whether a grandparent is offering temporary child care or has custody of their grandchildren because of extenuating circumstances, today’s grandparents are increasingly more involved in raising young children. In honor of National Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 11th, the Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative commends Colorado grandfathers for the role they play in the lives of their grandchildren and offers some resources for them to utilize along the way. According to a…See More
Aug 29, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Briargate
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BACK TO SCHOOL: TIPS FOR COLORADO DADS AND KIDS TO EASE THE TRANSITION

As children begin to dread the end of summer, Colorado dads can prepare to make the transition into the new school year as seamless as possible for the entire family. The steps dads take to prepare their children today can last long into the academic year and play an important role in improving their kids’ academic performance, helping them connect with peers and ensuring their safety at school. With the summer sunlight fading fast, Colorado dads are encouraged to take the steps necessary to…See More
Jul 26, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Powers
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SUMMERTIME IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS: TIPS FOR DADS AND KIDS TO EXPLORE COLORADO ON A BUDGET

Colorado isn’t only famous for its fabulous winters. The state is also well known for its beautiful and adventure filled summers. The longer days and warmer weather highlight the best of what Colorado has to offer as people across the state take to the outdoors to explore. Summer fun doesn’t have to come with a price tag. There are many free or low cost activities Colorado dads and kids can experience together this summer without breaking the bank. From easy activities that take place in the…See More
Jun 30, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Old Colorado City
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Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative Releases Report Revealing Significant Gains in Paternal Involvement in the State

From a significant increase in child support compliance to a larger percentage of at-risk fathers who are now aware and better equipped to handle the needs of their children, Colorado’s federally funded Promoting Responsible Fatherhood (PRF) Initiative has helped thousands of fathers in the state be there for their kids, according to an evaluation report released today. The report analyzed outcomes from 63 community and faith-based fatherhood programs funded by this Initiative and the more than…See More
Jun 20, 2011
Apostle Ella J. Melvin replied to Colorado Dads's discussion 'CELEBRATING A DAY THAT IS ALL ABOUT THE DADS' in the group Nonprofits
"I am so glad to hear of the colorado dads program. My organization has just started a program called "Man-Up and our mission is to reclaim America's young males by restoring respect and responsibility.  An old proverb states: "It…"
Jun 7, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Briargate
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CELEBRATING A DAY THAT IS ALL ABOUT THE DADS

For the past five years the Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood (PRF) Initiative and numerous local fatherhood programs have worked to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their children in our state. Now, with Father’s Day on June 19th, it is important to recognize the fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and other male role models who have taken on the responsibility of being there for our kids.According to a 2010 Census Bureau report, of the 27 percent of US children under the age…See More
Jun 2, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Fort Carson
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Staying Connected: Tips For Dads To Stay Engaged With Their Children While They Are Away From Home

Whether through divorce, separation, work, deployment or other circumstances, fathers who find themselves away from home can still play an active and engaged role in their children’s lives. Colorado dads who are creative, organized and committed to making the best of their current circumstances will continue to have a positive and rewarding relationship with their children outside of the home. “There is growing recognition of the value and importance fathers play in the healthy development of…See More
Apr 26, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Powers
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month – Encouraging Dads To Join The Fight Against Child Abuse

According to state figures, there were 11,339 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in Colorado in 2009. Every day children across Colorado suffer from physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse or neglect. In support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, Colorado fathers are encouraged to join together in learning how to prevent child abuse and help those children who may already be suffering. All Coloradans, especially dads, play an important role in keeping our…See More
Mar 31, 2011
Vivian Kirkfield replied to Colorado Dads's discussion 'Nominations Now Open for the 2011 Be There For Your Kids Awards' in the group Central
"What an awesome program!  I wish I knew someone or some organization to nominate...but I will watch with interest to see who is nominated."
Mar 23, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Cripple Creek/Teller County
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Nominations Now Open for the 2011 Be There For Your Kids Awards

Do you know of a father who has gone above and beyond to be involved in his children’s lives? Or a fatherhood program that has made a lasting impact on the community it serves? Their efforts can now be recognized through the 2011 Be There for Your Kids Awards. These annual awards, created by the Colorado Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, recognize and reward outstanding individuals and program service in healthy father involvement with children, families and communities throughout…See More
Mar 23, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Cheyenne Mountain
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A Whole New World: Tips for Fathers to Help Their Children Navigate Social Networking Websites

Advancing technology has changed the Internet landscape dramatically in just a few short years, namely in the space of social media, and young children and teens are the fastest adopters of the new technologies. Technology savvy or not, parents need to understand that information their children post to social networking sites can make them vulnerable to scams, cyber bullying and Internet predators. With children and teens actively engaging more and more every day, Colorado dads are encouraged…See More
Feb 23, 2011
Cynthia Pagan replied to Colorado Dads's discussion 'Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - The Importance of Father/Daughter Relationships This Valentine's Day' in the group Fort Carson
"This is such an awesome article. My hubby is in the army and is often in the field or deployed. It makes it hard to develop that bond with our daughter. My 3 kids and I are very close but it's because I am always here. I encourage my hubby to…"
Jan 25, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Woodland Park
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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - The Importance of Father/Daughter Relationships This Valentine's Day

Red roses and heart shaped candy boxes are already lining the shelves of retail stores across Colorado in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Many fathers are romantics at heart, investing time and money into making Valentine’s Day special for their significant others. But instead of investing in high price jewelry or an expensive night out, this year Colorado dads are encouraged to invest time and energy into their relationships with their daughters. A father who communicates and spends time with…See More
Jan 25, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Falcon
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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - The Importance of Father/Daughter Relationships This Valentine's Day

Red roses and heart shaped candy boxes are already lining the shelves of retail stores across Colorado in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Many fathers are romantics at heart, investing time and money into making Valentine’s Day special for their significant others. But instead of investing in high price jewelry or an expensive night out, this year Colorado dads are encouraged to invest time and energy into their relationships with their daughters. A father who communicates and spends time with…See More
Jan 25, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Cripple Creek/Teller County
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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - The Importance of Father/Daughter Relationships This Valentine's Day

Red roses and heart shaped candy boxes are already lining the shelves of retail stores across Colorado in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Many fathers are romantics at heart, investing time and money into making Valentine’s Day special for their significant others. But instead of investing in high price jewelry or an expensive night out, this year Colorado dads are encouraged to invest time and energy into their relationships with their daughters. A father who communicates and spends time with…See More
Jan 25, 2011
Colorado Dads added a discussion to the group Eastern Plains
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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - The Importance of Father/Daughter Relationships This Valentine's Day

Red roses and heart shaped candy boxes are already lining the shelves of retail stores across Colorado in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Many fathers are romantics at heart, investing time and money into making Valentine’s Day special for their significant others. But instead of investing in high price jewelry or an expensive night out, this year Colorado dads are encouraged to invest time and energy into their relationships with their daughters. A father who communicates and spends time with…See More
Jan 25, 2011

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A Penny Saved Is A Penny Learned: How Fathers Can Teach Their Children Financial Literacy

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

The current condition of the US economy provides an opportunity for today's youth to learn from the mistakes of the adults around them as they witness more and more Americans falling into financial hardship. This is a trend that will likely continue if younger generations do not learn financial responsibility themselves. According to the Jump$tart Coalition, at least 75 percent of American high school seniors lack the necessary skills to make sound financial decisions. This problem presents a… Continue

The Gift Of A Father’s Time: How To Share With Your Kids The True Meaning Of The Holiday Season

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 8:45am 0 Comments

As the holiday season approaches, children will soon be handing their parents a list of presents they would like to receive. For many of these children, whether or not they get these often expensive gifts could make or break their holidays, leaving a great deal of pressure on their parents. But fathers who may be struggling financially can take comfort in the fact that buying the best video game, CD or toy is not the only way to make a child happy. This year, Colorado fathers are encouraged to… Continue

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