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When A Child Loses A Dad: Lessons From My Daughter's Preschool

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

I found myself wondering about the "best age" for a child to lose a parent. Does such a thing exist?

WATCH: Your Turn: Father's Day

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

My friend Bruce has been called a "dorky dad," but I think his style of hands-on parenting is wonderful. My father was equally involved in my life whe...

Lessons from Dad: Yes, We Can Learn from Him

Jennifer Owens | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Working Mother magazine rounded up the top 10 lessons we can learn from the guys. Here's a quick rundown.

Don't Call Him Mr. Mom: The Rise/Reign of the Stay-at-Home Dad

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Though we might like to think that our roles as men and women have become fluid enough to swap Mom for Dad and vice versa, I'm not sure it's quite that easy.

Remembering D-Day this Father's Day

John McCormick | Posted 08.05.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When I became a father, I realized for the first time what it might be like to send a child off to war.

Father's Day Gift Guide for Your Super Star Dad

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Here is a collection of fun gifts for dad that will rock his world more than another tie or personalized gift.

Storytelling in the Age of Screens

John McCormick | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

How do I tear the kids away from flashing lights and explosions and get them to sit with a book or tell a story?

Why Are We So Rough On Single Dads?

Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW | Posted 07.22.2012 | Divorce
Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW

Men starting over may be very frightened by the enormous responsibility of maintaining two households at a time when they're feeling inadequate and insecure.

Why I Love Being a Dad

Jim Higley | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

With all the recent controversy about "Mom Wars" and "Dad Wars," I wanted to share a piece that simply is about what it means to me to be a parent. At the end (and beginning) of every day, that's really what this is all about for me.

The Same Story? Again?! Storytelling as an Emotional Security Blanket

John McCormick | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

I used to wonder why my sons asked for the same story night after night. I came to the conclusion that kids simply enjoy the comfort of repetition. Think of it as an emotional security blanket.

Can We Stop the Mom and Dad Debate and Talk about Kids?

Jim Higley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

How about we talk about kids for a change? How about we toss out some encouragement for what we are all doing? How about we remind each other why parenting matters? The other stuff can wait.

Is It True That Becoming A Parent Changes You?

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Dan Bucatinsky

Is there a natural shift that occurs when we realize we're responsible for more than just ourselves?

Saying 'So Long' to Your Senior

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

What can a parent do when the last, precious moments of many busy years of effort and work seem to suddenly culminate in caps and gowns?

My Newest Father-Son Bonding Experience: The Stomach Flu

Jim Higley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

My most recent father-son bonding memory happened quite by surprise. In fact, when I went to bed last night, I never dreamed of the special experience waiting before I even hit my REM sleep.

Middle School 'Mean'?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

A mom or dad may be quite shocked to discover that their own daughter has, in Middle School, taken up behaviors that can only be described as, well, mean.

Storytelling With Your Kids: How to Become a 'Story Dad'

John McCormick | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When dads tell me they don't know how to tell stories, what they're often saying is, they don't know how to talk with their kids.

Turning Boys Into Men: 4 Ways to Expand Your Son's "Boy Power"

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

We as a culture have held fast to the idea that we need to protect the boundaries between male and female. This is wrong, and even dangerous. Instead, we need to be reframing the discussion, and asking: What makes a boy a boy?

Hey Procter & Gamble, What Happened to Dad?

John Willey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
John Willey

Was there some sort of apocalyptic event that wiped out all the dads from the planet?

Fanfare for an Uncommon Man

Stu Kreisman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Fifty
Stu Kreisman

Norman Leonard Kreisman is my father. He is an ordinary man who has led an extraordinary life. To say I'm proud of him would be a vast understatement.

Storytelling with Your Kids: Creating a Family Tradition One Story at a Time

John McCormick | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

As an overworked Dad, I'm always looking for ways to find more time with my kids. I've found that storytelling is the ideal activity to enrich family time by creating a fun, free tradition.

Corporations Catching Up to Fatherhood

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Nathan Greenberg

Men and women are both in the kitchen. Men and women are both at the grocery store. Men and women are both changing diapers. But men and women are not both respected as parents.

The Only Reason I'd Miss My Home Team's Big Game

Jeff Smith | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Jeff Smith

The best part of my life now is going to games with my kids -- or even better, watching my two all-stars play. I love it. I live for it.

Honk If You Love This Clip (Dan Gets a Minivan: A Love Story)

Dan Zevin | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Dan Zevin

Before having kids, my life was economy-sized. There was room for just three passengers: Me, Me and Me.

Moms and Dads Spring Open Gender Traps

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A gay man can grin and say ironically, "I'm a really good mother," which may mean that he performs the daily child care in his home, but his comment does not define him as a mom. Nor is a lesbian who coaches her son's hockey team a father. Both are just doing what parents do.

Hints Parents Could Take From March Madness

Len Filppu | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents
Len Filppu

I found some parental tricks easily transferable from the polished hardwood of college basketball courts to the stained-forever carpets of our cozy family room.