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For the rest of the year, we fill this Fatherhood On Friday space with current events or interesting topics that invite thoughtful conversation, but this week—and each of the remaining three weeks until Dad 2.018—we’re going full conference à la mode, folks. Line up! We’ve got enough information for everyone.

The big news this week is that our Title Sponsor Dove Men+Care has a great opportunity for Dad 2.0 attendees to share some of their favorite fatherhood moments. (Read more about it here.)

The Dove Men+Care Sponsor Suite will spotlight all of the pivotal moments of care during the “Journey of Fatherhood” – think back to that first 2 a.m. feeding, that first lost tooth, the first steps, the first words, the first time your permit-driving teenager merged onto a freeway doing 75mph with you in the passenger seat. These are the milestones that we regale our families with over and over again, and now we can regale each other, in compelling dad content!

If you’d like to participate (and receive a sweet gift card), send a video (60 seconds maximum) or a photo, plus 3-4 sentences describing your moment to DMCDad2018 [at] edelman [dot] com before the deadline on Tuesday, January 16). And you could see yourself showcased in the Title Sponsor Suite at the NOLA Ritz-Carlton!

Let the regaling begin!

IN THE NEWS

Movie theaters shouldn’t show trailers in front of kid/family films. Discuss.

We love this: A Facebook message asked for 50 volunteers to support the boys at the disadvantaged Dade County school, and more than 600 showed up.

Is the pen mightier than the play sword? The case for teaching through play over literacy.

We love this 50th birthday party that SNL’s Pete Davidson threw for his late father.

Do you think you know what your kids are doing on social media? Their thoughts about it may surprise you.

Here’s a very thoughtful piece from author Matt de la Pena : “Is the job of the writer for the very young to tell the truth, or to preserve innocence?”

Love this look at our friends at Stand magazine: “If Stand represents even an ounce of what modern masculinity looks like and is defined by, the future is in good hands, and gender equality is not just some pipe dream but an obtainable goal.”

Are you on the journey to identify and address learning or attention issues? Here are nine ways to support and empower children.

Here is a sobering look at how deceptively a family can disintegrate, and how even the smallest gestures can keep you together.

PORCHLIGHT POSTS

“Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream… of spring.” – Phil Connors, in February.

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