Dads need to manage stress in hard times

Life is not always a bed of roses. Disappointment, frustration, worry, injustice and stress can make our life miserable.

Sometimes as a result of our misery, our children suffer. They suffer because we are distracted and inattentive — we have more important things to think about than reading them a book or playing a game. Small irritations that used to roll off our backs now stick in our craw — and we react in anger. Our children can also suffer because we take out our frustration on their mother. What can fathers do to cope with hard times in ways that do not hurt children?


The local fathering effort, in cooperation with the National Center for Fathering, provides bi-weekly action ideas to stimulate conversation between fathers and parents.

For more information, or to join local conversations, contact

Mick Trombley at

David Eggebeen at

Robert Orndorff at

Marc McCann at 237-1719 or