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Simon Greer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Simon Greer

I can tell her she is smart, funny and strong at least as often as I tell her she is beautiful. I can admire, respect and always be in her mother -- my wife's -- corner, so Sasha can develop a powerful sense of how she is entitled to be treated by her boyfriend, husband or partner.

Do No Harm

Ann marie Houghtailing | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Ann marie Houghtailing

My father had only one goal as a parent: His one goal was to never hit me for any reason and he never did. His primary concern was to do no harm.

Gathering Prey Is John Sandford at His Best

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.01.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

For some unknown reason John Sandford's skills as a writer have been revitalized lately. He has been writing mystery/thrillers forever but with his last few books he has been back as good as he ever was, even at the beginning.

Dear Superman: To My Daddy on His Birthday

Alison Chrun | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

Your grandson told me recently that he picked me to be his mom before he was born. That boy has more wisdom and truth in his heart than any child I've ever met

69 Days Later

Erin Lucas | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Erin Lucas

I never knew that in losing my dad, I would gain a family filled with people who never wished to be a part of it.

What The NICU Taught Me About Fatherhood

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

While I sat in that room, helplessly waiting for both my wife and my daughter to heal, I learned a lot.

Hear What A Leader Of The White Knights Of The KKK Says About His Biracial Grandson

Posted 03.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

“My dad has called my son a critter, a monster, a creature. He told me I was growing an ape inside of my body,” says 20-year-old Peyton, who has a...

I Laughed When My Father Died

Jaleesa Jones | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jaleesa Jones

Yet even with the space she gave me, I still felt suffocated. Like I was choking on my father's memory. And I was. My father haunted me long before he died.

5 Steps For Raising A Strong Daughter

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

Your daughter needs to know that you are there for her -- that you will protect her, do anything for her and will not judge her. Make sure you are cultivating a safe relationship with your daughter so that she knows she can come to you in times of trouble.

4 Things I Want My Future Daughter To Know

Derrell Jamison | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Derrell Jamison

There is only one person who can determine how far you can go in life -- you. Always remember that what you tell yourself and believe about yourself will be the truth.

The Razor Scooter Incident

Sam Lanevi | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Sam Lanevi

Maybe my father has been there at every accident, but he has also been there to pick me up and dust me off after every one.

Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Ian Colvin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Ian Colvin

It's a strange feeling, saying goodbye to the baby phase. We've been in this phase since returning from our honeymoon. We didn't come back from Hawaii pregnant like most couples; we returned knowing it was the right time to pursue our dreams of becoming dads.

10 Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Our daughters care far more about time with us than they do the stuff we can buy them. I'm learning to trade my selfish ambition, my phone and my agenda for meaningful time with my girls.

Woman Faces Off With Father Over The Unsolved Death Of Her Sister

Posted 02.02.2015 | Dr. Phil

Penny's sister Shannon was found dead in her car at the bottom of a cliff more than five years ago, and her death was ruled a homicide. The case remai...

A Family Divided Over An Unsolved Murder

Posted 02.02.2015 | Dr. Phil

More than five years ago, 40-year-old Shannon was found dead in her car at the bottom of a cliff. Highway Patrol initially ruled her death as a tragic...

This Is What I Told My Sons

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I told them I know they might not like them now, but one day, they'll think girls are pretty cool. And I told them it's important above all to respect those girls.

What My Daughter Would Say If She Could Talk

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

My daughter is just shy of eight months old, and although she can't talk yet, it sure seems like she has a lot to say.

My Daughter's Heaven

Rob Ashe | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Rob Ashe

She loves the bright sun and the way it feels on her skin. She adores the feel of the breeze on her face. She takes joy in slowly moving her hands through the sand. She breathes in the ocean air the same way I breathe in the smell of freshly-made chococlate chip cookies.

The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

Mike Reynolds | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have a lot going on. And kids don't listen all the time, nor should they be expected to.

F is for Father and Forgiveness: A Thanksgiving Story

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

My father is the type of guy that demanded your attention. He could tell you to f*ck off and inspire you within those same seconds. He held the key to wisdom and business secrets.

My 2-Year-Old Daughter Was Pressured About Body Image And Marriage

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I will educate my daughter as best as I can. I will raise her to be strong, to fight back, to be herself and be proud of who she is. I will raise her to realize how ignorant a 50-ish man with salt-and-pepper hair can be. Who's with me?

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.

Feminism Should Not Be Controversial

Tony Posnanski | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I have a son. I have a daughter. I want my daughter to have every opportunity my son has. Not more. Not less. Equal.

Being the Primary Caregiver Does Not Mean Being the Favorite Parent

David Lesser | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

I get it. I stay home with the kids while my wife works, so when she gets home, she returns the conquering hero. Like I said, I get it. Most of the time, but clearly, not always.

The Unrules to Dating my Daughters

Mike Reynolds | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I trust that my partner and I raised our daughter to surround herself with good people. She's picked you as one of those people and your role is one of the most important pieces of her life puzzle. To me, that puts you in some pretty exceptional company.