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Happy Birthday, Daddy: A Letter to My Dad in Heaven

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

It's been 2 years and 3 months since my father died. It's crazy how quickly time passes us by. I reflect on my father's life and on the lessons he t...

5 Tips For Co-Parenting

James J. Sexton | Posted 09.29.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Meet in the middle and pick your battles. While the marriage ship has sailed, you're in this parenting thing together, for the rest of your lives and I don't have to tell you that's the most important role you and your ex-partner will play.

Mom's Hidden Camera Reveals Dad's Awesome Parenting

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents

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Empty Nesting From a Little Sibling's Perspective

Matthew Friend | Posted 09.25.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

Dads Hold Key to Reducing Child Poverty

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The U.S. Census Bureau just released its report on income and poverty for 2014. The good news or bad news, depending on your perspective, is the overall rate for adults and children living in poverty did not change, from a statistically significant perspective, compared to 2013.

How Am I Supposed to Mourn My Father?

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

My dad is dying. I am not sure what I am supposed to do with that information. The truth is that we are supposed to think or feel or act or do someth...

What I Want My Kids to Remember About Their Childhood

Alison Chrun | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

As I stumble through the first handful of years of my kid's childhood, I'm often reminded of my own. My best childhood memories were when I was quite young, probably between the ages of 5 and 7 years old.

How Much Economic Power Do Dads Have?

Josh Levs | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

False claims and inaccurate statistics about modern families abound. Many of these focus on dads, the most misunderstood part of the modern family. Mainstream media is filled with headlines and references to surveys that get fathers completely wrong.

Why Listening is the Better Half of Communication and Why Dads Should Listen More Often

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Of all the lessons that we as dads--as parents in general even--can demonstrate for our children and one another is that listening is more often than not the better half of communication, and furthermore, it is a skill that most of us could stand to improve.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

The Magical Moment When A Toddler First Feels The Rain

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents

Dad Don Swift shared a special moment with his toddler daughter Harper when he took her outside to feel the summer rain for the first time.&...

The Moment I Captured My Father No Longer Holding His Breath

Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Mattern | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

My father—from whom I have inherited all my introvert DNA—is visiting me and my two daughters. He lives in Philadelphia; we live in western Massac...

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.

Dads React To Their Daughters Being Catcalled On NYC Streets

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women

Dads came face-to-face with their daughters being catcalled in a new hidden-camera experiment.  Condé Nast Entertainment's ...

Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Lacks Teeth

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

The challenge for Netflix is how to encourage dads to take full advantage of this policy. Dads are not moms. They require efforts that speak specifically to them--that meet their needs and wants as dads broadly and within the context of work-family balance.

From The Diary Of A Strong Woman

Tamara Holder | Posted 08.13.2015 | Women
Tamara Holder

Some are men who have seen their fathers unapologetically disrespect women. Some are friends who are always there for everyone in their times of need. Some are the local entrepreneur who keeps pursuing a dream when the bank account balance doesn't add up.

10 Sure Things to Do to Stop Your Baby From Crying

Regan Long | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

So we've all been there and if you haven't been there just yet, you'll soon know what I'm talking about when you're in that spot and the panic button gets.... pushed.

The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools

Mike Domitrz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).

Smelling My Daughters' Heads

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

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

Can Youth Sports Cultivate Children That Can't Play Very Well?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents

Let's start with a little context. I have two boys. Both are in sports at a young age level (ten and six). My oldest competed in Tae Kwon Do tournaments in the past (won some trophies) and now is focused on basketball, soccer, and baseball. His choices, not ours, which is how it should be.

Awesome Dad Builds 50-Meter Crazy Straw For His Daughter's Birthday

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents

Sometimes, all you need for an awesome birthday present is a little creativity -- and a whole lot of straws. That’s what a dad named Peter from ...

Embarrassed By My Parents

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Elli Thompson Purtell

When my parents visit Chicago, they often make fun of themselves for being the "country folk" in the "big city." They've asked not entirely jokin...

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.