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Father's and Daughters

We're Both Still Growing Up

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It dawned on me, on this Tuesday, that we're both still growing up. That we never stop growing up, not really, whether we're 7, 11, 36, 39, or any number before, in between, or after.

12 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads Of Daughters, From Guys Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

We asked the HuffPost Parents community to share their advice for new dads of daughters, and here's what they had to say: 1. 2. “Every ...

Tragedy Really Does Build Character

Melissa Piccoli | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News
Melissa Piccoli

Everyone tells you that you will feel sorrow but no one could prepare you for legitimate heartache that comes with that. Everyone tells you how you will hurt, but I am here to tell you how you will grow.

John Wayne, Muhammad Ali and Marty

Chef Rossi | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Chef Rossi

If a former runaway teen with decades of anger and distance and thousands of miles between her and her father could find her way back to a lonely old man in a wheelchair finally ready to talk to anyone who wants to listen, anyone can bridge the gap.

Every Father's Daughter

Margaret McMullan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Margaret McMullan

When I think of my father in the time before he became my father, he seems marvelously determined and ready to get the hell started with his life. My father always appreciated a straightforward narrative.

10 Questions Answered About Fathers and Daughters

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Traditionally, fathers and daughters have struggled to regain the connection they shared when the girl was very young: the time of shoulder rides and tickle attacks. But fathers are learning to be role models for their daughters throughout adolescence and into adulthood.

A Birthday Letter to My Almost 12-Year-old Daughter

Amy Arndt | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Amy Arndt

You don't need a significant other to be significant. I wish I'd spent less time as a teenager thinking I "needed" a boyfriend. Enjoy friendships. They usually last longer, anyway.

Home From the Sea

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily ann...

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.

Let's Talk About Sex (and Puberty) Without Fear

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

It's time that fathers take a more active role in educating and raising their daughters to accept themselves for all that they are and ever will be.

A Dying Neurosurgeon's Exquisite Message To His Daughter

stanford | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents

Editor's note: This piece was originally published in Stanford Medicine magazine on February 23, 2015; Paul Kalanithi passed away on March 9, at age 3...

The Time We Waste

Dani De Luca | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Dani De Luca

As I stood over him, noticing the deep crease in his left earlobe and the shallow pulse in his neck, I thought nothing of the man he hadn't been. Nothing. Every harsh word exchanged, every disappointment, every hurt, vanished. All I could see was my father.

5 Steps For Raising A Strong Daughter

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.

How Do You Instill Confidence in Girls as They Grow Up?

Quora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Quora

I have two daughters who are both incredibly confident. When I think about how they came to be this way, it makes me very proud to have instilled a quality in them they will benefit from for life.

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.

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.

The Time We Get

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

After the heart attack I knew that time was precious. If I wanted to repair the relationship, I was going to have to do it sooner rather then later.

The Most Important Marriage Lesson My Dad Taught Me After My Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

One day I will meet someone who loves loud, quirky, and sometimes anxious. I am good enough as is and a strong marriage requires two people who accept each other for who they are inside.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

The Grounds Behind Her Eyes

Jeff Bogle | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

My urge, my only urge, is to wrap her up in my long arms and hold on dearly while the quietest storm passes over us -- only I'm pretty sure there is no storm on the horizon at all. This is growing up. This is riding the seesaw between goofy kid and complex young adult.

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.

I Sort of Love You

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

She may not love us as she thinks she should. "Should" is a nasty word -- she will learn that, too, as she learns to navigate the world that has disappointed her so. For now... I will take what I can get. And give all. As always. Because she is the best thing I have ever done.

Anne Serling Shares Memories of Her Iconic Father

Jill Rachel Jacobs | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Jill Rachel Jacobs

For fans of "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling was the cool, dark-haired, tight-jawed narrator with the distinctive voice, who took viewers on a suspenseful guided tour into another dimension, during the Golden Age of television. To Anne Serling, he was "Dad."

Finding Closure: How a Gravestone Helped Me Say Goodbye

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Today I found a moment in which I could rest. My father's grave is no longer a place where he has simply disappeared from this earth but instead a place of acknowledgment.