If there’s a group of dads that’s really been “the new face of fathers” it’s been the NYC Dads Group. They’re a very visible group that ends up in the media a lot and are becoming to the go-to for the image of modern fatherhood.
That’s why it’s awesome to announce that Los Angeles and Chicago now both have official groups following in NYC’s footsteps.
Some men just have a hard time moving into the role of an involved father. Some have done jailtime, some are caught in a cycle of low income and few means. Though oftentimes, society is quick to label these men as “absentee” or “deadbeat” dads, it’s possible that with some guidance and structure, they’ll end up being the best dad on the block.
Kelly Davis was watching his 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters slide down the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, located in Chicago, when he saw a man rushing toward Myla, the youngest girl, last Saturday evening. The man grabbed the girl’s arm, muttering “This is my daughter, Goldilocks,” but Davis said he wrestled him away and then chased him through alleys and building lobbies before finally flagging down police.
If only we had an award for Badass Father of the Year.
In case you’re an Illinois father and on-or-around October 27, felt a blanket of calming warmth over you, Fathers & Families has an explanation of what it was: you were no doubt feeling the security of knowing that you’ll be considered in all matters of custody and child support.
But this doesn’t come without a complicated story where one father was almost pried out of his kids’ lives.
A $2 million bail and orders for psychological testing punctuated a difficult court hearing for a 21 year old man that killed his father with a weed trimmer.