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Why Grandfathers' Stories Can Change The World

William C. Gould | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty
William C. Gould

Underneath those gray hairs, tucked in the corners of his mind, are more memories than any computer can hold. There you can find the lessons of a lifetime and the values that carried him through life.

Papa's Gift of a More-Optimistic Future

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew S. Doctoroff

Papa is neither wealthy nor famous. I suspect his name has never appeared in a newspaper. Again and again, he climbs a flight of stairs to reach the humble second-story condominium in which he has lived for the last 40 years.

Happy Father's Day To My Kids' Granddad (AKA Donald Duck?)

Liz Wallace | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Liz Wallace

As Father's Day approaches, I can't help but find myself thinking about the fathers in my life (I have one father, one stepfather, one father-in-law, and maybe one ex-stepfather out there somewhere), and the fact that my children, as the products of a lesbian family, don't have a dad.

Fathers and Daughters -- and Moms: Is There Room for Everyone?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Can a mom truly encourage a daughter to be close to her father without comparing her daughter's experience to her own?

My Tribute to My Grandfather Is My Writing, Which Was His Gift to Me

Patrice Bendig | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Patrice Bendig

Instead of stressing about last minute present preparation like I do for most loved ones birthdays, I'm reflecting on my grandfather's life and his continuous influence on it.

Celebrity Grandparents Who Don't Look Like Grandparents

Huff/Post50 | Posted 09.14.2012 | Fifty

When we hear the word "granny," we can't help thinking of Irene Ryan in "The Beverly Hillbillies," or the Looney Tunes character who co-stars with Twe...

Respect Between Fathers and Sons

Ken Solin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I always remember Saint Patrick's Day because that's the day my son was born 45 years ago. I raised him as a single father from the time he was a year old and felt a depth of love I've never experienced before or since.

Family Ties: What My Son Will Never Experience

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

There are days when I long for the network of people that used to exist before families splintered and migrated and dissipated. I don't know if it was better, or simpler or easier, but I do know this -- I would save a lot of money on babysitting.

Are Grandparents The New Parents?

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 10.26.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON — America is swiftly becoming a granny state. Less frail and more involved, today's grandparents are shunning retirement homes and st...

Happy Father's Day, Artie

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 08.19.2011 | New York
Kristofer Eisenla

My grandfather and I couldn't have been more different. Separated by 64 years, he was a staunch Republican, me a loyal Democrat. He was a patriotic veteran of World War Two and I a former partisan Capitol Hill staffer.

Your Turn: Our Grandfathers

Posted 08.06.2011 | Women

My father's father was from Lebanon. He didn't say much, but I knew that he was very proud of the fact that he was Lebanese. He taught us to be pro...

Saluting Dr. Huxtable

Christine James-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

As Father's Day approaches, I wanted to sing the praises of all the great dads in our nation -- biological, step, foster and adoptive.

No Man Is an Island: Saying Goodbye to My Grandfather

Alan Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alan Miller

History is never over, what ever we think about our times of low horizons and limited ideas -- or the dread we have for the potential for our ambitious experiments to fail -- we are none of us islands.

Losing Leumi: A Child's Transitional Object

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Leumi is Stella's transitional object, which means that it is an object which represents a connection to her mother, helping her to endure separation until she learns she can, simply put, endure separation.

Parentless Parents: A New Way Of Thinking For 2010

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

I tell stories about my mom and dad, cook foods they made, and point to pictures in photo albums. I keep their memory alive because I believe -- even in death -- my parents can still shape my children's world.

Grandfathers: Stepping into the Lives of Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As more women raise boys alone, the fathers of those women are moving to a different place in boy's lives. They can fill the missing pieces in ways that no one outside the family can.