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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

The Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Mattern | Posted 08.20.2015 | 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
Quora

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.

My Little Girl Has Turned Into a Tween and It's Hard as Hell

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

So as you depart for camp this year, on the precipice of your teenage years, it felt like the right time to give you less comedic advice and offer some truth. Truth that I hope will bring us both some insight into how to get older together because I'll tell you, babe, it is damn hard for me.

Cool Dad Transforms Pop-Punk Classics Into Bedtime Lullabies

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Even the loudest songs can be turned into a lullaby. Change the tempo, make a few instrument swaps and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" could beco...

Dealing With Death: When Does the "Easier" Part Start?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

So, when does the easier start? We are approaching two years since his death and while the haze and fog may have lifted and I may have done the work to find myself again, it isn't any easier. I still drive by his old house, now with a new owner. It will always be his house.

Jerry Stahl on Voltaire, Cher, and Being a Dad When You're Not Wacked Out on Heroin

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I'm lucky enough to say I've now known Jerry Stahl for over a decade, and we're both still alive. Ten years ago you could've gotten very good odds betting against that happening.

Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Let's maintain control over our entrance and exit by reminding ourselves that we have a choice available at any given moment. This power can be obtained and sustained by asking the right questions at the right moments.

Dad's Cheesy Dance Moves Will Inspire You To Dance Like Nobody's Watching

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.15.2015 | Fifty

It's every teen's worst fear. Your dad insists on chaperoning you and your friends at a concert. That's bad enough. But then, he starts dan...

The Endearing Reason Ashton Kutcher Is Constantly Changing Diapers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Considering his crusade for potty parity for all parents, it's not too surprising to hear that Ashton Kutcher is a very hands-on dad. In an...

4 Key Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Unusual Childhood

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

My father was not an ordinary parent, and it was clear when I compared our life to my friends' lives that ours was not ordinary. And yet, as I've grown up and become a parent myself, I've realized that my father did some things very well -- and taught me some important lessons about being a good parent.

Navy Expands Maternity Leave. Are Dads Next?

Josh Levs | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Levs

Obviously, military families make incredible, admirable sacrifices, and many personnel can't be allowed to leave for longer blocks of time. But if the Navy can part with new moms for 18 weeks after a birth, it can part with at least some new dads for more than 10 days total during the child's first year of life.

'Dad Bods' Make Me Very Mad

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Mara Menachem

I am so annoyed (can you tell by my photo). I've been reading all the hype surrounding the new term coined by women, "the Dad Bod" in an attempt to make men feel better about their slightly "out-of-shape, I'm-a-dad" body.