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What It's Like To Be A First-Time Father In My 50s

James Baxley | Posted 11.28.2015 | Fifty
James Baxley

At 51, I thought I had escaped fatherhood; I had dodged a few close calls along the way though. After those close calls I made sure that I didn't have any unplanned children until after I was married and settled down . . . that was the right thing to do. Wasn't it?

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon ensued.

Inside Out: How the Pixar Movie Depicts Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The Pixar animated movie, Inside Out, depicts in a remarkable way the threads behind the new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in...

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

Two Supports Lacking for U.S. Children in Poverty

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The effects of father absence and the poverty that results from it are exacerbated by two supports lacking in the U.S. -- the lack of extended family and the dismal spending by the federal government on family-benefit programs.

The Internet Is In Disbelief Over This Handsome Father-Son Duo

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

When 20-year-old Correll Stanfield traveled from Baltimore to Atlanta to visit his dad, something so right happened that it felt almost wrong: they to...

Happy Birthday to my Father and my Biggest Fan

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 10.15.2015 | Good News
Jenn Sutkowski

I tell him it makes me heart ache that I don't visit that much. And he says he understands and my heart shouldn't feel bad. He says he'll call more when he thinks of me (but not every time he thinks of me because he thinks of me so often and that would be a "Daddy bore").

My Aging Dad: What's Lost and What Remains

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Tamar Abrams

In his prime, my father was a powerful man. He was the first military judge to wear a judicial robe, presiding over courts-martial across Europe. But his prime ended about 25 years ago. My father is now 86 years old.

The Adorable Detail On The 'Jane The Virgin' Set You Probably Didn't Notice

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez makes sure to keep her family close, even while she's working.  While re-watching the first season of "Jane The Virgin," a su...

My Father, Arianna ... and Sleep

Michael Tierney | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Michael Tierney

My father's stories not only taught me how to sleep... but dream as well. And the importance of stories as something in themselves. Which is, I think, a really wonderful lesson.

She Is My Daughter

Joshua Braff | Posted 08.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joshua Braff

We had a girl in 2003. She'll be 12 this summer. Unlike her older brother she is of pastel colors and random giggles. Her room is purple with unicorn-...

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

50 Boys And Men, Ages 5 To 50, Describe What 'Father' Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents

Kind. Patient. Hero. Teacher. Compassionate. Proud. Role model. These are just some of the words that sons use to define "father." As a follow up t...

'It Takes A Man To Teach A Boy To Be A Man'

John A. Tures | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
John A. Tures

I'd like to say it was at a younger age when I really appreciated my father. But sadly, it really didn't occur until college. Because that's when I found out how much he means to me.

Comedian Jim Breuer's Father's Day Message of Hope and Healing

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

"If we don't find the funny, there's not too many other ways of healing." ...

On Father's Day, Thinking of the Dad Who Raised Me -- and the Father Who Might Not Know I Exist

April Dinwoodie | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
April Dinwoodie

All that I do and all that I am is wrapped up in two men; one gave me life and the other raised me. I simply would not exist without one and can't imagine my life without the other.

Like My Father Always Said...

Erin McHugh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Erin McHugh

A couple of years ago I sent out a smoke signal (well, OK, the emails, texts, Facebook and Twitter shout-outs) to everyone I knew -- and then they sent it on to everybody they knew -- to start collecting quips and anecdotes and advice they all remembered receiving from their mothers.

Being in a MAAN Box (Marginalization, Anxiety, Anger and Neglect)

Caleb Clark | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Caleb Clark

I was in a pretty bad emotional box last week. For context, I'm a 49-year-old father, with a 3-month-old and a 3-year-old. I'm writing about this for the other fathers out there who might relate. So, about my MAAN box.

The One Thing You Should Do More of Before It's Too Late

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Don't You Remember?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

"Yes," she responded. "We just spoke with the receptionist a few moments ago. She said she'll check and let us know. You remember, don't you?"

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

Why This Woman Forgave Her Ex For The Thousands He Owed In Child Support

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.22.2015 | Divorce

Kimberly Seals Allers' ex-husband owed her nearly $40,000 in child support, but she fought in court to forgive his arrears. For her, criminalizing her...