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'Rudderless,' A Father's Journey

Jim Joseph | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

Are we responsible for the actions and behaviors of our children... our adult children? Is it our fault? What did we do to cause this? What could we have done to prevent it?

The Day After My Father's Funeral

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

It's not going to be easy. It will take time -- too much time it feels like, but your dreams are possible. Don't let your dreams die with you -- like they did with my father. They are in your mind and heart for a reason. We only get one life to live. Make it count.

I'm Not Sally Draper, But I Could've Been

Mary Novaria | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Mary Novaria

The Drapers lived in Ossining, N.Y., and so did we beginning in 1963. Before that, we lived in a Bronx apartment building on Fordham Hill, a place I hadn't thought of in years.

Ten Things Every New Dad Should Know

Quora | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Quora

Having children is natural and something we are designed to. It is important to understand that humans like all animals, have instincts when it comes to our biology, and it is only our false belief that the birth and parenting of our offspring requires more than nature already provides for in our DNA.

Learning Lessons From A Little Boy

Cort Ruddy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

"You lost dessert when you took your pants down at the table." I actually said that to him after dinner one day recently. As the girls all laughed, including his mother in a seriously-suppressed sort of way, I told him that it wasn't funny to moon the table.

Little Girl Adorably Scolds Her Aunt For Saying A ‘Bad Word'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

This little girl's aunt is in the doghouse for saying "poop." Two-year-old Josie was pretty angry when her aunt Mimi said the "bad word," and she ...

5 Things Dads Can Do To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

As men are now being called upon to spend more time and participate in the direct care of their kids, they often find themselves emotionally overwhelmed trying to balance work, relationship and family demands.

10 Ways St. Patrick's Day Is Different With Kids

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Before, I was spending lots of time throwing back pints. Now, I am spending time with pint-sized children.

10 Simple Things Made Difficult By Having A Baby

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

Leaving the house has become a production. Shoes. Diaper bag. Diapers and wipes in the diaper bag. Blanket. Toys if needed. Jacket. Baby food. Wallet. Keys. Phone. My brain. There was once a time where I could just grab my keys and go. Those days are no more.

Boy Mysteriously Receives Heartwarming Postcard From His Deceased Father

Today | Posted 03.14.2015 | Good News

A Colorado boy will never be able to hear his late father tell him he loves him, but he has unexpectedly received the next best thing — his dad's lo...

What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Don't wait until you're at your wit's end before seeking advice on how to be a better parent generally and in specific situations. Part of being a smart parent is realizing you're not as smart as you think.

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.

On Fathers and Foreskins

Jason Howe | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

Our twins were due in two months via surrogacy in India, where clinics are prohibited by law from revealing the gender of a fetus. I'm half-Jewish, and while I'm not religious, Jake wanted to be certain that my children remained culturally "members of the Tribe." I was unconvinced that that required subjecting them to an optional surgical procedure.

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this.

The Opportunity Costs of Absent Fathers

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

When fathers are absent from their children's lives -- physically, emotionally, or spiritually -- it costs them dearly. They give up the benefits of being involved, responsible, committed dads -- such as the love of their children and the joy of seeing their children grow into adults -- and the benefits of mothers' love in raising children together.

The Razor Scooter Incident

Sam Lanevi | Posted 02.24.2015 | College
Sam Lanevi

Maybe my father has been there at every accident, but he has also been there to pick me up and dust me off after every one.

The 'Mother Figure' I Didn't Know I Needed

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

No one would ever fill that void left by her death, I told myself, and it's true that no one really has. But my father has certainly made that void feel a little less empty.

A Good Death

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Trisha de Borchgrave

To look up, down or behind and no longer see the shadow of a parent but only one's own, and to be the next in line to the succession of a generation...

Sons Can Never Really Please Their Dads

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Do all sons want to be "better" than their fathers? Do all fathers want the same for their sons -- that they grow to be "better" -- or do they secretly, perhaps unconsciously, always want to be someone their sons can look up to in every which way?

New Feelings Two Years After My Father's Death

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Two years ago today, my dad passed away. He was 86 years old and his body finally succumbed to the wear and tear he inflicted on it with alcohol and c...

Ballet Dads

Richard Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

It doesn't matter if you're the dad or the mom, on a dance floor or on a ballfield, the things children need to be taught are all the same: kindness, respect, generosity and fair play.

The Bucket Stops Here

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

Not long ago I was helping my father with a job at his house, and a five gallon bucket of water had to be carried outside. I grabbed the handle t...

The Power of Personal Storytelling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Mitch Ditkoff

I was not probing. I was not teaching. I was not "looking for an opening" to establish more rapport. I was merely recounting a story that mattered to me -- one, it turns out, that mattered to her.

In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Many of our teens have little idea that their parents have feelings that can be hurt and hearts that can be broken. I say this cautiously, but let's hear it for teaching our kids just a little bit of guilt and a whole lot of empathy.

How Three Consumer Brands Helped Dads and Kids Score a Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

Three consumer brands helped dads and kids score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Nissan, Toyota, and Dove Men+Care focused their annual Super Bowl campaigns on celebrating dads.