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My Daughter's Awkward Question That I Wasn't Ready To Answer

Babble.com | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

The ability to talk about boys with my daughter will definitely come in handy soon. We're going to be at "that age" in no time. I don't know if me being gay is going to make it easier for her to confide in me, but if it does, great.

How Not to Be a Modern Dad

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

There was a dad alone with his infant daughter and pushing a primary-colored stroller, just the two of them enjoying a stroll in the fresh air, a modern man and his wee lass! I thought it beautiful. Until I opened my mouth.

WATCH: Dennis Rodman Confesses, ‘I Don’t Know How To Be A Father’

OWN | Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

Many people know Dennis Rodman as an NBA superstar, a flamboyant public figure and notorious '90s bad boy. But he’s also a son and a father. In this...

The End of the Little Days

John Willey | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
John Willey

Parenting is a hard job. Nobody said that it wasn't, but there is nothing that can prepare you for the wave of emotions that you feel at any given moment. Kids really do keep you on your toes as you just never know what they are going to hit with you with next. Such was the case this morning.

My 75-Year-Old Dad Reviews "Shaun of the Dead"

Leslie Goshko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

They say kids say the darndest things. But my belief is that it's 75-year-old parents who have just discovered a new movie who really blurt out classic nuggets of truth (hell, just look at Shit My Dad Says).

A Boy's Promise to His Father

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

When I was a pup of 6 years experience in this world, I made a promise I honestly believed I had the ability to keep. I promised my father that I'd stay 6 forever. Until the end of days, a 6-year-old boy; wide-eyed and pudgy-faced.

10 Ways My Daughter Has Made Me A Better Man

Tom Riles | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Tom Riles

Parents teach their kids many lessons, but at the same time, parents gain wisdom from their children.

Single Dad for Six Months

Charles Scott | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Charles Scott

Being a single dad was a challenge. I was sometimes lonely, regularly exhausted and often wished my wife was around to help. But even though it was not easy to be a single parent, I'm grateful for the experience.

LOOK: Popular Toy Brand Tweets Offensive Question

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents

Playskool, a division of Hasbro usually touted for bringing Mr. Potato Head into our children’s lives, found itself at the center of a Twitter fires...

Becoming a Dad, What an Adventure

Bryan Wood | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Bryan Wood

I lay beside my wife, my hands on her stomach, and it hit me how lucky we both were. We're going to have our child soon. One day, there will be a night when one of us will lay down alone. It is then we'll want to return to the very beginning and get to live this incredible adventure all over again.

The Diaper Challenge I Think Every New Dad Should Try

Gary Karton | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Gary Karton

Was my wife, Dixie, helping me or suckering me? It's a debate that still goes on to this day, but regardless of the answer, I stand behind the following advice for every new dad: Change every diaper.

Angry Art

Mark Vander Ley | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Mark Vander Ley

Children need parents that are not afraid of their intense feelings. They need parents who can "contain" them even when they cannot contain themselves.

25 Things I Think Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

good men project | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents

You can be mad at someone and still love them at the same time. This can be very confusing.

5 Secrets Happy Families Know

Bruce Feiler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Bruce Feiler

Tolstoy was right. Happy families do have certain things in common. Today we finally have the knowledge to know what those things are.

An Open Valentine's Day Card to My Wife

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

When we were given Athena's photo from her orphanage in the same week that you discovered your pregnancy, we crossed the Rubicon. Yes, of course (says every parent in America), having children changes you in a ways that are so unpredictable as to be surreal.

Of Ashes and Invitations

James M. Chesbro | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

Many people think of Lent in terms of giving up indulgences such as chocolate or wine. What I'd like to give up this season is being hard on myself.

Welcome To Filterhood

Ryan Johnson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Ryan Johnson

Welcome to modern fatherhood, where changing dirty diapers is the least of your concerns. You are up for a battle against media -- a Daddy David against a media Goliath that is not only funnier but a whole lot cooler.

I Really Hope My Son Gets to Be a Boy Scout

John Kinnear | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

For two weeks we would get to backpack through the wilderness in New Mexico learning outdoor, teambuilding and leadership skills. And for two weeks his mom would hike silently among us while we used words like gay, queer and faggot.

I'm a Crappy Dad

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Christian Piatt

My son, Mattias, is a charmer. As introverted and crowd-averse as I am, he feeds off the energy of a group. His uncle Matt calls him "Slumdog Millionaire" because he's convinced that, if you dropped him in the middle of Calcutta, he'd be running the joint inside of six months.

Talking to Teens Without Shouting, Getting Gored, or Losing a Finger

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Do not startle a teen with sudden attempts at conversation when the animal is sleeping in its bed. Wait until your teen is up, showered and dressed before trying to talk about anything. These animals generally hibernate during daylight hours when they are between 12 and 20 years of age.

The Moment I Knew My Son Was Growing Up

Serge Bielanko | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents
Serge Bielanko

There are times when you know something is really the matter. It's a gut instinct -- or a chip floated into your head by insurance companies. Either way, as a parent, you know.

A Quarter Century of Sobriety (Funny, It Seems Even Longer)

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I'm not going to get all strident and righteous about 25 years of total sobriety, but I will tell you what it's meant to me. Relax, it's not a lecture. It's not poetic, either. It's a matter of simple arithmetic.

Front-lines and Sidelines: Time to Let Go of Gender Stereotypes

Brad Harrington | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

Last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced their intention to lift the ...

The One Thing I Hope Lance Armstrong Gets Right

Jim Higley | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

Livestrong will survive and thrive. The millions and millions of cancer survivors and caregivers globally will also thrive because thrive is what we do. But Armstrong's children deserve more than anyone in this entire story.

The Big Lesson I Learned From Being A Single Dad

Austin Blood | Posted 03.17.2013 | Divorce
Austin Blood

When I was married, I thrived in the role of fatherhood ... but with a catch.