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How Much Economic Power Do Dads Have?

Josh Levs | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

False claims and inaccurate statistics about modern families abound. Many of these focus on dads, the most misunderstood part of the modern family. Mainstream media is filled with headlines and references to surveys that get fathers completely wrong.

Teach Me to Be a Man, Dad

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I was deeply moved this week. I am frequently moved when I meet with families in the privacy of my therapy office but this week I was particularly touched. I watched closely as a 15 year old teenage boy told his father that he'd like him to be more involved in his life.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

I Was Never A Fatherless Child

Quincy LeNear Gossfield | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices
Quincy LeNear Gossfield

I've never lacked fathers or father figures. What matters are those great father figures who loved us, taught us, cared for us, protected us, and helped shape us into the men and women we become.

The Moment I Captured My Father No Longer Holding His Breath

The Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Mattern | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

My father—from whom I have inherited all my introvert DNA—is visiting me and my two daughters. He lives in Philadelphia; we live in western Massac...

Ending With Love: A Father-Daughter Dance With Dementia

Valerie Kausen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Valerie Kausen

Spending extended periods of time in memory care facilities has brought the issue into my awareness and understanding in a way that I was blind to in the past. It's hard. It's expensive. It's easy to deny what is happening.

7 Celebrities Embracing Fatherhood After 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

Crooner Billy Joel became a father again this past week when his 33-year-old wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, gave birth to a little girl, Della Rose....

Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Lacks Teeth

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

The challenge for Netflix is how to encourage dads to take full advantage of this policy. Dads are not moms. They require efforts that speak specifically to them--that meet their needs and wants as dads broadly and within the context of work-family balance.

This Viral Couple Miscarried. Here's What We Can Learn From Them

Ann Zamudio | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Ann Zamudio

To Sam and Nia, I send my heartfelt condolences. I thank you for sharing your journey with the world and for allowing the world to grieve with you. While we join them in mourning the loss of the child they'd only just started to celebrate, I think there are many things we can take away from their very public experience.

Losing a Parent to Suicide

Bryan Behar | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

That can't be my dad. He was at my house two days earlier, bringing my daughter a present for her ninth birthday. You don't do that if you're about to end your life, do you? And he hugged me goodbye. Did he know then that was the last time he'd ever hug me? I sure didn't.

10 Reasons Why It's Great To Be A Man

Jack Anderson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Fifty
Jack Anderson

Here are 10 reasons it's great to be a man. First, there's the penis. We love him, dearly. We can't imagine like without him -- ever. He is usually the first thing we think about when we wake up, and often the last thing we think about before we fall asleep at night.

Embrace the Insane: Bath Time with a Toddler

Nathan Timmel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Babies are easy. I know because I have one at the moment; my son just turned one. My daughter is about to turn three, and she is... well, challenging is a polite way to put it.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

The Daddy Mafia

LJ Charleston | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
LJ Charleston

For too long mothers have copped all the flak. They've been prodded and pushed into unflattering stereotypes like Olympic Mom, Germ Phobic Mom, Afraid of the Sun Mom and the much-maligned Boot Camp Mom. So now it's the fathers turn.

Open Heart Surgery Opened My Heart

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Dani Alpert

Nobody likes to see their parent's lying in hospital beds, hooked up to blinking, ticking, and pumping machines, with a breathing tube down their esophagus.

Brazilian Legend Rivaldo And His Son Score In The Same Game

AP | Justin Block | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

SAO PAULO — Former Brazil star Rivaldo and his son both scored in the same match in the Brazilian league's second division on Tuesday....

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

"Good Morning Children, Time to Open Up Those Eyes and Let the Sunshine Come in and Fertilize Your Brains!"

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.10.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Growing up my family had a habit that was viewed as crazy by some, off the wall by others, and obscene by the truly informed.

A Thank You Note to Straight People

Brent Almond | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

A recent article in the Washington Post repeatedly downplays the significance of 26 million Facebook users changing their profile photos to the colors of the rainbow flag. I disagree. The victory of same-sex marriage can (and should) be shared by the entire country.

4 Key Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Unusual Childhood

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

My father was not an ordinary parent, and it was clear when I compared our life to my friends' lives that ours was not ordinary. And yet, as I've grown up and become a parent myself, I've realized that my father did some things very well -- and taught me some important lessons about being a good parent.

Boredom As A Teaching Opportunity

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You and your kids are currently in the midst of the summer wherever you may be and your kids are probably complaining about boredom every now and then. I know about this all too well. The teens and tweens tell me about this. Parents complain about not knowing how to handle it. Oh the irony.

You Can't Change the Same Diaper Twice

Stephen Maloney | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Stephen Maloney

Empty bottles strewn across the floor. Bouts of comically loud and inappropriately timed flatulence. Window-rattling belches. Puddles of drool on every horizontal surface. Lots of daytime naps. Unexplainable temper tantrums. No, I'm not back in college. I have 5-month-old twins at home.

50 Boys And Men, Ages 5 To 50, Describe What 'Father' Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents

Kind. Patient. Hero. Teacher. Compassionate. Proud. Role model. These are just some of the words that sons use to define "father." As a follow up t...

25 Things I Learned From My Dad

Abby King | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Abby King

17. Having trouble remembering names and faces is an affliction which can be passed on genetically.