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The Opportunity Costs of Absent Fathers

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

When fathers are absent from their children's lives -- physically, emotionally, or spiritually -- it costs them dearly. They give up the benefits of being involved, responsible, committed dads -- such as the love of their children and the joy of seeing their children grow into adults -- and the benefits of mothers' love in raising children together.

Saving

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
Stanley Ely

Tell me, when you scrape through from one check to the next, how is a young guy to save anything? Look me up for other accomplishments.

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

David Lesser | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
David Lesser

It's easy to pretend that the phrases "girly girl" or "boys will be boys" don't exist or don't mean anything, but they do. Whatever the speaker's intent, these phrases, which I've used myself, are limiting.

How Three Consumer Brands Helped Dads and Kids Score a Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

Three consumer brands helped dads and kids score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Nissan, Toyota, and Dove Men+Care focused their annual Super Bowl campaigns on celebrating dads.

Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 01.28.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

On Parenthood And Partnership

Jess Ullrich | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Jess Ullrich

These days, it's sometimes hard to recall who we were before parenthood. Sure, you're still you and I'm still me, but having two kids in just as many years has made it difficult to take a breath and step outside of our roles as mother and father.

A Season of Darkness and Light

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Since the year I turned ten, the days following Thanksgiving have marked the arrival of my personal dark season. When sun sets too early and the temperature drops, I am brought back to the last day of my father's life.

10 Reasons To Be Proud Of Your Father

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.20.2015 | Fifty
Marco Cáceres

When you're a child or a teenager, the tendency is to look at your father as a bit of a pain in the neck. But as you grow up, have a career, get married and have a family of your own and face the daily pressures of life as a father, you quickly realize that your father was much smarter, much wiser and much greater than you used to give him credit for.

How This News Anchor Found The Strength To Forgive Her Father

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

When she was growing up, Emmy Award-winning news anchor Kara Sundlun never had the chance to know her father. Later in life, though, father and daught...

What Parents Should Really Fear

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I really appreciate when really smart scientists make their research easy to understand using stories, concepts, and analogies. Natalia uses the concept of the Worry Clock to illustrate how much parents should worry about dangers to their children.

The Wall

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

Sunrise is the most beautiful part of the day. First light. Don't matter if there are colors like a picture postcard or it's gray as water in a greasy sink. The darkness still fades. The light begins. Makes you feel alive like nothing else.

5 Screwed Up Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Jenn Scalia | Posted 01.31.2015 | Style
Jenn Scalia

I learned a lot of amazing lessons from this man. And even though we butt heads, I love him with all my heart. But the truth is I don't love everything about him.

With a Grateful Heart

Rev. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Mae Elise Cannon

Sometimes it is in these small moments and the regular observance of finding just one thing for which you're thankful that works together to create a grateful heart.

The Important Role Fathers Play In The Delivery Room

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents

Pop culture is notorious for mocking the stereotypical ways men react to seeing women give birth, but in everyday life, those moments are often far mo...

"Weather or Not"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.13.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.

Wait for Me Until I Welcome: Further Reflections From an Orthodox Rabbi to His Gay Children

Avi Orlow | Posted 01.10.2015 | Religion
Avi Orlow

If we think our tradition demands we risk our children's lives by not accepting them, like Avraham, maybe we are misreading our tradition. God does not need our defense, and God will most certainly be there when we get back. All our children are angels who are just waiting to be welcomed into the tent.

Dads Spending Time on Baby, Not Baby Talk

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Fathers want to step up at home when it comes to caring for their children. But stepping up involves speaking up -- to their babies, which they may be less likely to do, according to a new study just published in the December 2014 issues of Pediatrics.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

Dare to Be 100: Humble Pie -- Time Always Wins

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My ego bruise at my slowness encroaching on my annual marathon record is a powerful signal, not to stop, but instead to have a more modest goal. Accordingly, in four weeks I will run my first half-marathon across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.

What 50 Fathers Told Me About Parenthood

Jordan Gray | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Gray

The world needs intentional people... leaders, teachers, lovers, and parents. And I'm starting to think that my nervousness around "Will I be a good enough father?" is all the more reason for me to be a father in the first place.

What You Haven't Heard in Coverage of the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
Christopher A. Brown

Taking a switch to a 4-year-old in today's world, or in the world of the recent or distant past, is simply a form of abusive, fear-based punishment meant to inflict pain. It in no way teaches or guides.

(Not) Following in My Father's Footsteps

Tyler Selee | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tyler Selee

After my dad passed, I realized I did not want to live my life in the same fashion. I was blowing off friends to work late, work on a Saturday, or just catch up on sleep. My hobbies were getting less and less attention. My already significant depression and anxiety were growing in severity.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

25 Years After Losing My Father to Suicide, Sadness Resurfaces

Heather Mundt | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mundt

Regardless of the cause of death, grief is the same. One doesn't trump the other in that department. Losing a loved one, for lack of a better word, sucks. Period.