The site is filled, naturally enough, with a gazillion homespun blogs from stay-at-home dads. There's a fun link to a dozen or so YouTube videos about fathers.
There are no bells and whistles at this site -- just heartfelt, well-thought-out resources and information for parents (and others) about at-risk youth, particularly those in their adolescent years.
From the author of Black Families Online comes advice on raising kids and having fun with your family. (It helps if your family is African American.) A free newsletter is available. There’s lots of content, but we noticed too many “text goes here text goes here text goes here” on the home page.
The Children, Youth and Family Consortium, unfortunately, has very little material about fathers.
Site of the think-tank Families and Work Institute has very little material about fatherhood.
Blog-like articles include a financial series of Dad on a Dime (e.g., how to cut your hair at home), an unusually heavy emphasis on cooking (yes, cooking), do-it-yourself projects, sports, stay-at-home dads and links to Google products.
One huge site full of dad blogs by editor/techie Brett Levy. Judging from the responses to his blogs, either plenty of parents are fascinated by the littlest things he has to ponder, or he has an awful lot of friends and relatives.
Sketchy site has sections about expecting dads, new dads and fatherhood in general. Problem is, most of the stuff is too general.
Light-weight, warm and fuzzy site hasn't been updated in a while, although it does have some interviews and videos about sports, cooking and disciplining younger children.
A large support directory that ranges from sites for kids to sites to help parents raise children, including pages on child support and even child abuse. It’s like one big Google about kids. However, most of the material seems either like advertising or an attempt at reciprocal linking.
A massive directory for baby products as well as baby names, baby medicine and child-rearing advice. It’s the official site for Babies-R-Us.
Loads of columns, blogs and discussion boards. Most of the content – relevant and straightforward – has been written by syndicated columnist Gregory Keer.
Resort search, articles, safety tips, recipes, discounts and deals
The Father Resource Network runs a community-oriented website with divorce as its principal focus; it provides basic counseling and mentoring for fathers experiencing divorce problems. The site helps with professional guidance, resources, support and referrals from people (both men and women) who are divorcing and who seek to ease the painful and unsettling divorce process. The chat message board is a good idea but is rarely used.
Since 1993, small towns across America have been celebrating Valentine's Day with formal balls featuring just fathers and their daughters.
The National Fatherhood Initiative is a nonprofit organization with the goal of "helping fathers maximize their commitment and potential." The group acts as a political advocate for fathers as well as a source of research and information. They also have a Dad’s Club whose membership offers regular tips, products and club discounts.organizations.
This warm and fuzzy site of the National Center for Fathering has hundreds of useful and interesting pages, including tips, political programs, extensive links, training to improve your fathering skills, products and jokes. The Center's two warm-and-fuzzy mottos are (1) helping you become a better dad, and (2) strengthening families by strengthening fathers. Its political agenda is admirable, and a free weekly zine tackles timely topics and provides practical fathering advice.
Pages are divided into Tributes (quotes, poems and sophomoric scribblings), Father’s Day (history and celebration ideas), Movies (links to DVDs on Amazon.com), Books (links to books on Amazon.com), Gifts (links to products on Amazon.com), and Jokes (just three saccharin ones).
A good resource and support for fathers and families raising children with special healthcare needs and developmental disabilities.
The site has only been around for a couple of years, but already it has tons of pages – from articles to forums to blogs. Six columnists, a cornucopia of links (from baby products to divorce attorneys) and lots of other serious, sometimes faith-based, stuff.
In 2003, FQ (standing for Father's Quarterly) was launched in Great Britain. The best (and maybe the only) magazine in the world about fatherhood, it is still publishing. Four issues of FQ cost $86 here in the United States.
This site consists entirely of self- proclaimed “humor columns” by former reporter, former gas station attendant, former fast food worker and current public relations flack Jared Fiel.
TheFunkyStork was created two years ago by a mother who “realized that the images of blue sailboats and pink daisies on websites targeting pregnant women did not appeal to expectant fathers.” In May 2007, the site was updated to include advice and stories about toddlers. The one-paragraph blogs are really long; most of the advice is basic advice (“stop waking a sleeping baby”), but tips on impending issues from Lamaze to Braxton-Hicks can be helpful.
Legal and political site for fathers' rights.
Relatively new (since 2004) and regularly updated site has a variety of useful tips and blog-like advice for fathers, including sections on finance, dads and daughters, and raising babies.
The Nemours Foundation, established in 1936 by philanthropist Alfred duPont, is dedicated to improving the health and spirit of children.
Fun blogs, photographs and the occasional video
Today’s best-read daddy-author Armin Brott has a large site promoting himself and his books; along the way, it also provides practical advice. Sections include Expectant Fathers, First-Year Dads, Toddler Dads, Single Dads, Advice for Moms and a gift shop with DVDs, four kitchy products, and all of Brott’s books.
The National Partnership for Community Leadership site doesn't have much to do with daddies but does provide links to fatherhood workshops.
Founder Debbie Glasser is a clinical psychologist specializing in parenting and child development. Her up-to-date site is clean, intelligent, warm and fuzzy, with categories that include Breaking News, Health and Development, Special Needs and Education.
The online home for a chain regional family publications (spanning the country from Boston Parents' Paper to L.A. Parent), the site includes topical articles, discussion boards, shopping bargains, a free newsletter, and links to the eBook versions of all the print magazines.
Irrelevant videos, links to real estate for sale and lots of links that don't work.
Site of consultant Ron J. Clark. Not much here beyond obvious homilies.
A cool site with lots of bells and whistles. Two big sections: a survival guide for dads (“How to Write a Will,” “How to Raise Polite Kids”) and tip sheets for better parenting (“Effective Negotiating,” “Eating Right”) plus blogs and chat groups.
Social Security site includes the top ten baby names of the previous year. And you can find out how popular your own name has been over the years.
For new parents who don't really believe that the stork delivered their baby.
This hip site is for new moms. But with a free, daily email (usually recommending an overtly hip product), resources (expecting, gear, health, play, care, community), seven city focuses (Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and San Francisco) and short, tip-based features, new dads may find an idea or two.