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Father's and Daughters

8 Things You Need To Know About Raising Tween Girls

Jeff Bogle | Posted 06.05.2016 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I don't know everything, nor would I ever pretend to have all the answers about parenting a child of any age -- let alone one in the oft-dreaded "tween" zone. That said, I have stumbled into a bit of parental wisdom over the past few years.

Things I Still Need to Say

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I had planned to write all the details from that Saturday. I did do that. It just came out and it wasn't cathartic at all. It was descriptive, It cap...

Steph Curry Puts His Daughter on a Podium

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.27.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Instead of asking why Curry brought his daughter to the post game interview, we should be asking why don't more players do the same?


Simon Greer | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Simon Greer

I can tell her she is smart, funny and strong at least as often as I tell her she is beautiful. I can admire, respect and always be in her mother -- my wife's -- corner, so Sasha can develop a powerful sense of how she is entitled to be treated by her boyfriend, husband or partner.

Do No Harm

Ann marie Houghtailing | Posted 05.22.2016 | Women
Ann marie Houghtailing

My father had only one goal as a parent: His one goal was to never hit me for any reason and he never did. His primary concern was to do no harm.

A Father's Generosity -- On Steroids

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.21.2016 | Good News
Gina DeLapa

My dad says going to college taught him to say, "That's incredible!" instead of "No sh*t!" By the time you read this story, I wouldn't blame you for saying either one. May it inspire you to believe in minor miracles and go after them with all your heart.

WATCH: Dad And Daughter Make 'Ultimate Cereal Eating Machine'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

Sometimes you can't eat cereal fast enough. That's just a given. Which is why Ivan Owen and his daughter made this "ultimate cereal eating machine"...

We're Both Still Growing Up

Jeff Bogle | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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 time she...

Tragedy Really Does Build Character

Melissa Piccoli | Posted 01.22.2016 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 annou...

69 Days Later

Erin Lucas | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | Parents

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

Jamison Vann | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Jamison Vann

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.