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Night Riders

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.01.2017 | 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, dri...

The New Year Bonanza in Parenting Books: Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2016 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 12.17.2016 | 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 as you ...

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | 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 12.09.2016 | 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 12.09.2016 | 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 12.08.2016 | 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 12.07.2016 | Home
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 almo...

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

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | 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 12.04.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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.

Forgiving My Father

Elana Christiansen, LMFT | Posted 11.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elana Christiansen, LMFT

Forgiveness and gratitude go hand in hand for me. I share this in the spirit of the season. When my father says to me: Don't have as many children as...

Why I Am Thankful to Be Called Daddy

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Without a doubt, each child that has come to live with me has made me a better person in some way. To me, there is no difference between biological, adoptive, or foster child; they are all children I have been fortunate enough to care for as my own.

How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2016 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

I'm JUST a Mom

Regan Long | Posted 11.16.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

I'm just a Mom who no longer knows what to tell her children when they ask why there is so much pain and hurt and "bad guys" in this world.

Building Oona's Future by Remembering Her Father

Plumfund | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact

After a truly brave battle, Stephen passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had to tell Oona he was not going to live much longer and when he did he asked her, "Do you know whom I will miss the most? I will miss you the most."

6 Life Lessons From Teaching My Son to Shave

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.10.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of my father-son memories are documented in some way using the camera from my iPhone. It takes pretty good shots, and I'll admit it, I have a bit of a social media addiction. This moment was different, though.

Adolescent Maneuvering of Loss and Grief

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Melanie Bishop

A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel is an exquisite debut novel about a father/daughter river trip gone horribly wrong. Classified as young adult due to the age of the protagonist, this book is entirely relevant for readers of all ages.

A To-Do List For Myself After My Father's Death

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 11.06.2016 | Women
Abby Rosmarin

3. Wake up when you wake up. Be it with the alarm or at 2 a.m. Don't fight it.

Two Supports Lacking for U.S. Children in Poverty

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

The effects of father absence and the poverty that results from it are exacerbated by two supports lacking in the U.S. -- the lack of extended family and the dismal spending by the federal government on family-benefit programs.

A Beautiful Place, Without Fear

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.21.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

How do we really know whether that inner voice we hear is God's voice or our own? How many times do we try to solve problems in our own lives or try solving them for others, seeking a solution or a change for the better? And how many times have we failed?

Timeless... at 103...

Debbie Davis | Posted 10.16.2016 | Parents
Debbie Davis

With a little self-indulgence, I write a salute to Dad, who would be 103 today, Oct. 16, 2015, had he lived past age 82.