Welcome Back!

User Name
Password
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

100% love
Posts: 1 Views: 1133

Surprises about newborn
Posts: 4 Views: 2153

At What Age Should I Start...
Posts: 4 Views: 1747

I'm curious...
Posts: 1 Views: 1259

New to the Group
Posts: 1 Views: 1207

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

Obama named Father of the Year

Author Alex Bellamy
Submitted 31-12-2008

President-elect Barack Obama can add yet another feather to his cap – the father-of-two has been recognized by the Fatherhood Education Institute for his efforts to encourage parenting skills and responsibility.

The FEI said it has chosen Obama as 2009 Father of the Year because the former senator is a "champion of fatherhood and male involvement."

According to the group, Obama’s re-introduction of the Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families Act exemplifies this status. This act includes measures to help men find work so they can help support their families, as well as encouraging them to spend time with their kids.

"One of the things I want to do as president is to use the bully pulpit to say to men, ‘You have to get involved in your child’s life. It will make a difference not only in their lives, but in yours’," the president-elect is quoted as saying.

Jeffery Leving, president emeritus of FEI, suggested that Obama’s role as a father of two children helps him recognize the importance of parenting advice and commitment.

The FEI’s stated mission is to help promote positive fatherhood involvement in low-income communities.
ADNFCR-1662-ID-18950989-ADNFCR

0 comments