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Fathering

3 Best Websites for Dads

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.18.2017 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Dads have the ability to learn to be better dads. Unfortunately, they lack the kind of help-seeking behavior of moms when it comes to parenting. In a way, dads are often their worst enemy when it comes to seeking advice and guidance on how to be a good father.

7 Steps to Effective Fathering

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The role of father became marginalized as men moved their work from the farm to the factory. An availability and presence faded from the fields and the rap-around porches, as fathers picked up lunch pails in place of shovels and plows.

Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
James M. Chesbro

My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship of other dads pursuing understandings.

Class Privilege and Parental Leave

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Lisa Wade

Without state support for early parenting, being present in those precious early months is a class-based privilege, one that ultimately exacerbates the very class disadvantage that creates unequal access to the luxury of parenting in the first place.

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.

A Letter to Lamees, Who Is Two Days Old

Imran Garda | Posted 03.08.2013 | Parents
Imran Garda

I mentioned to the nurse who diligently saw to your health and levels of comfort, that from where I stood, I couldn't see Black or White or Indian babies; I couldn't see Liberal or Conservative babies; I could only see babies.

5 Ways To Be A 'Real Dad' After Divorce

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Children are usually better off if their dad is in their lives.

Don't Make the Mistake These Parents Did

Roland C. Warren | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Roland C. Warren

The film reminds us that while the pull for us parents may be irresistible, we have to refrain from defining our children before we know who they are.

Extreme Parenting Made Simple

Juliet Linley | Posted 07.13.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

What most people seem to ignore is that creating an attachment bond with your baby is about putting your child's needs ahead of yours. It's as simple as that. Seriously.

How Reconciling Fathering With Feminism Just Got More Complicated

Andrea Doucet, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Doucet, Ph.D.

The fit between feminism and fathering has become a taken-for-granted part of my work and my life. But I was recently forced to rethink this combination as I followed a debate between men's rights activists (MRAs) and their critics.

Riding the Roller Coaster of Pregnancy and Early Parenting

Cassandra Vieten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cassandra Vieten

But mindfulness is more than just a skill, it is also an approach to life, an approach to parenting, that is already something you know how to do.

Waiting For A Miracle: My Son's Battle With CRPS

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

A friend recently told me that a parent is only as happy as their least happy child. Imagine when that child is chronically ill.

Are You the 'Favorite Parent' in Your Household?

Dr. Ellen Libby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ellen Libby

The parent who children prefer may vary by the moment or by a time of life, or be fixed to one parent for most of a lifetime.

Licensing to Love for Parents and Wannabes

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Help me understand. You and I need to earn a license to drive our cars, right? We need a license to marry. You need a license to operate a restaura...

The Male Brain: More Complex Than You Think

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Differences in the way our brains are built shed light on everything from the way we flirt, to the way we fight, to how we raise our boys, argues neur...

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.