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Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Pregnant? 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Discrimination at Work

Tom Spiggle | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

One thing no one expects when they're expecting is discrimination. Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is all too real. But that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do about it.

The Hole in Justin Bieber's Soul

Roland C. Warren | Posted 05.18.2014 | Celebrity
Roland C. Warren

Justin Bieber doesn't need his father to be his lap dance pal or pot-smoking buddy. He needs Jeremy Bieber to be a good dad now.

5 Things I Wish I'd Given My Kids Less Of

Hilary Wilce | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We parents can spend a lot of time worrying about whether we're giving our children enough of what they need. But what if we're giving them too much of the wrong things?

Mother Hunger

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Losing my mother was one of the most gut-wrenching experiences of my life. Not a day passes that I don't think about my mother and what she would think of me.

What About Dad

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

It seems to happen so quickly -- Mom feels taken advantage of and Dad feels like an outsider with no power; Mom becomes "the boss" and Dad spends less time at home; an outing with Dad becomes a treat instead of the norm. But with a little bit of intention the trap can be avoided.

Is it Legal to Discriminate Against Employees Who Seek a Work-Life Balance?

Tom Spiggle | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Tom Spiggle

In most places in this country, it is perfectly legal for a company to pay an employee less, or even fire her, if she made no secret about the fact that she planned to prioritize her family and work fewer hours.

Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My daughter told me that she thinks that my husband is a lunatic. My husband tells me that our daughter is a brat. I don't know where to turn.

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

Dads' Biological Clocks: The Risks Are Huge. Or Are They?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Paul Raeburn

It might come as a relief to some women that they are not alone with respect to these difficult decisions. But is that reason to cheer?

Dads' Age Linked With Kids' Mental Health Problems

Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 02/26/2014 04:34 PM EST on LiveScience Men planning to have kids may want to keep an eye on their bi...

How a Death-Defying Sea Voyage Helped Mend the Relationship With My Kids That Divorce Destroyed

Sprague Theobald | Posted 04.28.2014 | Divorce
Sprague Theobald

By the time we reached the docks of Seattle we were a family again, hurts were starting to be healed, non-truths were exposed, a sad and difficult history had started to be repaired. A safe and loving foundation was built in preparation for further work.

An Open Letter to Parents of Teens: What We Forget to Teach Our Kids

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My concern is that in your heartfelt quest to facilitate your teens' transition from high school to college, you may have a bit of tunnel vision.

My Daddy Forever

Amy Lord | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Amy Lord

I wasn't ready to surrender my daily call(s) to my dad. I needed to fill him in on Jamie's latest audition and kvell about Hallie's good grades.

Parental Guidance

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My dad may no longer be able to hold me in his arms and raise me high, but every day he lifts me in spirit and helps me to see the world through his wise eyes, often in a whole new light.

12 Habits Of Highly Effective Stay-At-Home Dads

Chris Routly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

Here are a few lessons I have learned along the way that I would pass on to any man who is going to be a stay-at-home dad, just thinking about being a stay-at-home dad, or maybe already is one but is finding himself floundering.

Sit Down and Eat

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

It can take Jack an hour to eat a meal, during which I can feel the tug of unanswered emails, a deadline, and the unswept floor each minute. But, as I'm fond of asking Jack when he's driving his Matchbox cars rather than picking up his Lego before bedtime, what is your job right now?

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

For All The Dads

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Phoebe Holmes

It seems these days, we're so caught up in Celebrating Motherhood, we forget that there are dads out there too.

The Legacy We Leave

Terry Newell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Terry Newell

If it could be said of Arthur Miller's failed salesman, Willy Loman, that there was more to him in the front stoop he built than in any sale he ever made, it could be said of my Dad that there was more to him in his character than in any of the discrete events of his life.

Why Teaching Kids Resilience Is So Important

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Resilience is so multi-faceted, so important to successful living and learning, that it is a kind of inner superpower that we should be aiming to cultivate in our children from the moment they take their first breath.

Coming Home

Robin Korth | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

We were all together again. It had been many years since all of my tribe had gathered in one place. Dad had called us all home. In that, we were pleased and happy to see each other

Top 10 Reasons I Love Dating Grandfathers

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty
Laura Wellington

I've found myself ready to embark upon the rest of my journey with someone special and with that, has come a few new revelations about myself I would have never expected if asked prior to today, including the fact that I'm 'good' with dating 'grandfathers.'

Why the Masculine Face? Genetic Evidence Reveals Drawbacks of Hypermasculine Features

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

A new paper deals a substantial blow to the idea that masculine men make good genetic sires. Of course, the genes that confer masculinity on both sons and daughters might have other positive effects, including but not limited to improved immunity. That remains to be assessed.

The Detail In This Photo That Stunned Me To My Core

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Through my presence, I can become someone my son can believe in. Perhaps then, I can learn to believe in myself.