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What You Haven't Heard in Coverage of the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports
Christopher A. Brown

Taking a switch to a 4-year-old in today's world, or in the world of the recent or distant past, is simply a form of abusive, fear-based punishment meant to inflict pain. It in no way teaches or guides.

What Matters Most About Being a Father

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who they are and who they want to become.

8 Unrealistic Expectations Parents Have For Their Kids

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Kimanzi Constable

Our children mess up. They lie to us, they're sneaky, they don't listen and they know how to push all the wrong buttons. I'm not telling you something you don't already know. However, despite what our kids do to make us mad at times, we do things that are probably just as irritating.

How to Find the Courage to Travel With Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've done this in cities and countries all over the world. One week in Cabo, two weeks in Lima, four weeks in Nicaragua and five weeks in Buenos Aires. We've done it. And our kids are growing up to be better citizens of the world because we continue to do it.

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

Your Child's School Success? It's All in Your Head

Hilary Wilce | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Schools and teachers work hard to offer a good education to their students, and a cheerful, willing child who is able to meet them halfway and absorb what they have to offer will do well in their care.

For My Dad

Randi Miller | Posted 09.03.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

My dad was not superhuman. He was just a man who was operating with the tools he was given by his own life experience. What a cool guy he ended up being, once I opened my eyes, and how grateful I am to have taken the time to get to know him.

Magic

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
John Roman, Ph.D.

The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.

'Father Hunger' Doesn't Mean You're Gay

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

I know that I am inviting controversy by claiming that some straight men seek sex with men, especially because I have found that "father hunger" can be a contributing factor. However, there is a world of difference between what I am claiming and what the reparative therapists claim.

Dad Secretly Films Daughter's Over-The-Top Selfie Session

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.27.2014 | Teen

We all might be guilty of engaging in a selfie session, though usually (and thankfully) nobody is around to film it. But that's not the case with this...

Empower Your Children to Stand on Their Own Two Feet

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Children who are entrusted with a reasonable amount of responsibility to figure out and solve their problems bounce back with more resilience when they experience a setback.

Good to the Last Drop(cloth)

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Charlie Carillo

My parents are not cheap. They're the most generous people I've ever known. But somewhere deep down, they can still hear the echo of the Great Depression, and I'm guessing very few people had money to throw away on dropcloths back then.

Getting Along Better with Others

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.24.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I can guarantee that if you think about whether to use "to" or "with" and put into practice actually saying what you mean, it will make a big difference in how you get along with other people.

Is Your Ex Turning Your Child Against You?

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

When a divorce involves minor children, their best interests must be kept as a top priority throughout the dissolution process and continuing after the divorce is final.

Dad's Challenge For 'Real Men' Is Going Viral (And It Doesn't Involve An Ice Bucket)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

Your Facebook feed has probably been pretty filled lately with ice bucket altruism, but with any luck, it's about to get a little more crowded. "Al...

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

Peanut Butter Cheerios Campaign's Spot-On Portrayal of Fathers

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

General Mills Canada recognizes that the company doesn't have to denigrate dads to sell a product. This campaign reflects the growing influence of dads as moms' partners in raising children in all aspects of domestic life.

'Kickin It With My Daddy' Rap Is Going To Make This Kid Famous

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

In this video posted by Ricky Weems, his very talented 10-year-old daughter raps catchy lyrics about how much she loves hanging out with her dad. "...

Vin Scully -- An Appreciation

Stan Brooks | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports
Stan Brooks

From the moment I could walk, talk or understand the spoken word, there was only one voice that was in my house, in my parents' cars, even in my ear when I went to camp or snuck a transistor radio into school -- Vin Scully.

Dear Family Whisperer: You Can't Go Home but You Can Grow Up -- Here's How

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

With grandparents staying active and healthy longer, many families are trying to figure out how to have stress-free three-generation gatherings.

Do What You Love

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

Maybe you're not an "artist" by anyone's standards at all; maybe you're just a guy who really loves fishing. I don't know. But I do know this, there is a thing in you that drives you and your one mission on this planet is to find it, follow it and do what you love.

Why Some Wonkish New Parental Leave Rules Gladden My Heart

Robin Hardman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Robin Hardman

for those who believe that parental leave, for every sex, is good for everyone, it's not yet time to break out the champagne.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

#FatherhoodForum: Can Fathers Lead the Fight to Reform Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Curtis Valentine

The academic impact on children with a highly involved father is strong, but the benefit of an involved father on a child's life skills is just as valuable. T

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.