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Absent Dads

Son To Absent Father: 'We Actually Sat And Joked About You Having A Stroke'

OWN | Posted 12.17.2013 | OWN

For decades, Juba, Chon and Isaam have tried to mend their relationship with their often absent father, John Houston. Not only would John disappear fr...

WATCH: Why Some Kids Feel 'Fatherless' Even When Dad Is Around

OWN | Posted 07.12.2013 | OWN

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, one in three children live apart from their biological fathers in America. After airing a two-part sp...

WATCH: Former NFL Player Confronted By Son He Left Behind

OWN | Posted 07.05.2013 | OWN

Aveion Cason Sr. is a former NFL running back who spent nine seasons playing with the pros. Despite the rarity of his football success, Cason grew up ...

How to 'Build' a Better Dad

Tim Wright | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

Imagine a world where deadbeat dads are replaced by life-enhancing dads; where absent dads are replaced by fully-engaged dads and where fathers are no longer the source of deep wounds, but the source of strength, affirmation, love and hope.

WATCH: Why Men Leave Their Children

OWN | Posted 05.10.2013 | OWN

For the one in three children growing up in homes without their biological fathers, there is one critical question they can't seem to silence: "Why di...

Who's Your Daddy? Why Some Single Moms Hide Their Kids' Paternity

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Amy Levin-Epstein Mary* is a 40-year-old business owner and a single mom by choice to her 2-year-old daughter. When she decided to start a famil...

Facebooking Frank

Jonathan Schienberg | Posted 08.18.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Schienberg

Facebook struck me as the perfect instrument for a father like mine: a networking tool that provides a non-verbal platform from a safe distance, where the term "friend" is used loosely, and a derelict dad can be accepted into my virtual world.