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Father Snows Best

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.06.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Last week I phoned my mother to see how things were going and she reported that my father was up on a ladder, shoveling snow off the roof -- which is a dicey thing for anybody to do, but at the time my father was a few days shy of his 90th birthday.

Teens and Love: How Should a Parent Handle Their Child's First Heartbreak?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Sad Sam fell in love in tenth grade. He was quiet and cautious. He and his girl made good friends. They talked to each other about anything. By his s...

Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Supporting Families

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

With the focus during this presidential race on Obamacare, immigration reform, terrorism, and the economy, it's not surprising that the leading Republican and Democratic candidates have had little to say about what they would do to support strong families.

What Parents Say and What They Mean

DannyUK | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
DannyUK

I've had to write this list so that my four kids -- whose ages range from 9 to 15 -- understand what I'm saying.

Your Kids Are Embarrassed by You (And Why That's a Good Thing)

Bryan Behar | Posted 01.24.2016 | Parents
Bryan Behar

Like most parenting moves, the high of being the cool, with-it, socially-connected dad lasted about all of no seconds. Or the time it took my daughter to say, "Oh God, why did you join Tumblr? Didn't you know it's just for 12-year-old girls to complain about their thigh gap?" In my head, I heard all the records everywhere scratch at once.

Anderson Cooper Opens Up About His Father, Who Died Young

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Media

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, known for his detached reportorial style, did something out of character on Tuesday. He got personal. As part of a s...

43 Photos That Prove Dads Are Parents, Not Babysitters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.21.2016 | Parents

Though studies have shown that dads are more involved in their kids' lives than ever, many people still use the word "babysitting" when referring...

Who You Calling a Bitch?

Terri Linton | Posted 01.20.2016 | Divorce
Terri Linton

The mother of your child is not your enemy. Even when she makes you feel like she is. She is your ally in the most important mission of your life--the successful rearing of your child. So before you think to berate her in front of the watchful eyes of the world, remember this.

Daughters and Dads: Love and Loss

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

I hated feeling powerless. As if there was nothing I could do to positively affect anything in the universe, let alone my dad's pain and suffering. Yet that's exactly how I felt as I stood beside my ailing father's bedside after his stroke.

Importance of Daddy and Daughter Time

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 01.19.2016 | Divorce
Heather Gillis-Harris

A healthy relationship between father and daughter is paramount in how a girl relates to members of the opposite sex.

Single-Parent Families Are Not 'Less Than' Two-Parent Families

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Dealing with biases and stereotypes is depleting, and serves to tear single parents down, rather than build them up so they have the best chance of succeeding.

Night Riders

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I was a girl of nine the night I rode shotgun alongside my father in his tractor trailer. He worked for British American Oil Company (B/A) then, ...

The New Year Bonanza in Parenting Books: Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Why do Children Do What they Do? What's on Their Minds? How Can Parents Know their Child's Inner World? Unlocking Parental Intelligence lifts the cur...

What My Dad Taught Me About Being a Father

Paul Perkins | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Paul Perkins

My wife, Hilary, and I are only days away from welcoming our first child into the world. As fatherhood quickly approaches, I've thought a lot about wh...

The College Advice My Teen Actually Appreciated

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Erris Langer Klapper

My husband and I harp on happiness and positivity ad nauseam and our kids finally get it (most of the time). In this marathon called life, balance is key. My son shared that he gave this top 10 list serious thought and that it seemed to help him keep things in perspective.

Women Of All Ages Thank Their Fathers In One Tear-Jerking Video

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2015 | Fifty

While our childhoods can be filled with leisurely days spent with dad, you might find yourself having less and less time for your beloved papa...

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

A Father's 5 Christmas Wishes for His Children

Patrick Roth | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Patrick Roth

It's easy to read the headlines of the day and see only darkness. There is hatred, intolerance, corruption and destruction all around us. But there is also love, acceptance, honesty and creation.

The Power of Compassion: A Holiday Gift

John Tsilimparis | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

There was nothing soft about my father. He was old-school strict and often brutally harsh. Seeking comfort from him was like trying to buy milk at a h...

Yep, We Are THAT Family

Regan Long | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

People in the grocery stores, malls, amusement parks...yes, they all love to hate us. We're those people coming with two shopping carts, the double stroller, and with the kids dashing and darting everywhere they probably shouldn't be.

5 Regrets Every Father of a Daughter Will Face

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Burgess

The tiny baby girl that had slept on my chest for days when we brought her home is actually going to be leaving soon. Memories of tea parties, elementary school plays, and cheerleading practices brought to mind some tough questions.

Little Boy Blue and the Man on TV: The Coming-Out Story That Became Father-Son Bonding

Jaime Lubin | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Kevin Newman believes nothing scares men more than vulnerability. "They haven't had a vocabulary that's safe," the veteran journalist says. "It's al...

When it's the Best of Times and the Worst of Times Our Children Overhear Everything

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

For better or worse kids overhear what we say. They register our tones of voice, our gestures, our facial expressions, and our feelings. They may never let us know as the kids above did.

The Zuckerberg Effect: Why Company Culture Matters For Dads

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Tom Spiggle

I have seen first-hand how paternity leave policies can be undermined by supervisors who don't value fatherhood. The law is clear: Many new fathers have a right to unpaid leave.

A Timeless Love Story

Regan Long | Posted 12.01.2015 | Weddings
Regan Long

Because ALS took her voice away, she had a very special card for his birthday. Yes, she could no longer speak, but their love, their daily sacrifice spoke louder than any human words were capable of communicating. Meet Julie and Charles.