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Dads and Daughters

How We've Ruined Sports And Other Joyful Things

Cort Ruddy | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

Along a sidewalk and a row of ornamental trees separating a parking lot from an expanse of green fields, parents stood and squatted against trees and paced, waiting. After three days of tryouts, cut day had arrived.

Letters To Mom

Stephanie Molina Ceccarelli | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Molina Ceccarelli

That memory had been archived long ago but now it streamed through my mind on a vicious loop. Are we really here again Mom

Father's Day Lemonade

Jon Vaughn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

My daughters have given me more Father's Days than any given Sunday. There are lots of moments throughout the year they make me feel like a good dad without even trying. If you're a dad like me, all you really want is your children to be happy, joyous and free.

A Final Father's Day

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wilson

It was an innocent question from a nondescript hospital gift shop employee, but it hit me like a punch to the gut. I shook my head and turned away, busying myself with a rack of tiny stuffed animals with huge glassy eyes.

Single Dad Illustrates Life With His Daughter In Heartwarming Comics

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents

French dad and teacher Yannick Vicente has always enjoyed drawing, but lately, life with his 4-year-old daughter Anaé has breathed new life into his ...

Justin Timberlake Loves This Daddy-Daughter Duo Dancing To His Song

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents

Justin Timberlake's new song, "Can't Stop the Feeling," has barely been out for a week, but it's already inspiring dance enthusiasts. Take Josh Rinder...

Artist's Tender Illustrations Show The Kind Of Father She Wishes She'd Had

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents

Ukrainian artist Snezhana Soosh believes father-daughter relationships can be truly magical. That's the inspiration behind her series of illustrations...

The Best and the Worst of Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

Grace de Rond | Posted 01.18.2017 | Parents
Grace de Rond

My husband was a stay-at-home dad until his daughter turned 18 months old. He'd finished his year as an OB-GYN resident, he'd saved some money, and he chose to stay home with her rather than take a job immediately.

Adorable Dad And His Daughter Break It Down To Sia's 'Chandelier'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents

Unless your dad is Mikhail Baryshnikov, Justin Timberlake or this awesome dude, it can be damn near impossible to get Dad to bust a move with you. But...

Single Dad's Sweet Father-Daughter Dance Gesture Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

A single dad is getting a lot of attention for his viral Facebook post about an upcoming father-daughter dance. On Tuesday, Jason Garmon share...

4 Reminders For My Daughter, After She Was Called Fat

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 09.17.2016 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

She's in second grade. Not a senior in high school. And she has already been called fat. Actually, that happened in first grade, and she's carried this wound for a year now.

Dear Teacher: I Want You To Know What You Mean To My Shy Child

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I really just want you to know what I hope you already know -- that you make an immense impact on the person my child is growing up to be. And she notices that. And so do we.

Smelling My Daughters' Heads

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

But the truth is, I'm really not interested in kissing their heads -- I just want to smell their heads.

She Is My Daughter

Joshua Braff | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joshua Braff

We had a girl in 2003. She'll be 12 this summer. Unlike her older brother she is of pastel colors and random giggles. Her room is purple with unicorn-...

The Remarkable Thing I've Gained Since I Lost My Dad

Christina Anderson | Posted 06.19.2016 | Women
Christina Anderson

Dad would be so proud to see how we've come together, and grown, since his passing. I imagine him sitting back, with a big smile on his face, marveling at how we've healed and how we've taken his biggest dream -- prizing family above all else -- and made it a reality.

37 Women On The Best Things They Learned From Their Fathers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women

Whether your dad was present or absent, a positive role model or a negative influence -- we all have a father-daughter story. In light of Father's ...

Home From the Sea

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily annou...

Stop Asking If I Am Going To Try For A Boy

Ariel Chesler | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

My 3-year-old daughter has recently started asking me if certain characters in books and cartoons are boys or girls. After answering her questions, I ask her: "Why is that important?" I'm asking you the same thing now.

What Happened When My Daughter And I Switched Places For Halloween

Mike Reynolds | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Last year, my youngest daughter and I set the bar so high for ourselves that I fear we'll never again reach it.

Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

Never let anyone tell you what a woman can and cannot do. And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.

Ah, The Things We Do For Our Daughters

Michael Cavender | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

I love having daughters. It is absolutely awesome. However, I was horrified when I found out I was having not one, but two of them. Over time, all tha...

I'm A Dad. I Have Daughters. And Worries.

Mike Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I'm glad there are posts like Jeff Bogle's about how it only gets better when it comes to raising daughters, because I need to be reminded that my girls themselves are just fine. I worry a lot, though. About my girls.

Dad's Genius Trick To Teach Kids The Art Of Changing A Toilet Paper Roll

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents

It's hard out there for parents who want to teach their kids about important issues. Dad Will Reid found there was only one way to get through to his ...

Dad Secretly Films Daughter's Over-The-Top Selfie Session

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.27.2014 | Teen

We all might be guilty of engaging in a selfie session, though usually (and thankfully) nobody is around to film it. But that's not the case with this...

Why Dads Should Not Condemn Nicki Minaj

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified