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A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

A Message To Our Boys About How (Not) To Become Men

08.27.2014
Next week, this playground I'm writing from will be teeming with messages. Those messages aren't up to us. But when our boys return, we...
The Reality Of Raising African-American Boys In America

The Reality Of Raising African-American Boys In America

08.26.2014
Despite good grades, accomplishments, pleasant manners and common sense, many of our sons are seen as aggressive or prone to violence....
An Awesome Life Lesson From My Son With Down Syndrome: Friends and New Beginnings

An Awesome Life Lesson From My Son With Down Syndrome: Friends and New Beginnings

08.26.2014
In Jack's mind, you never lose friends, you just don't see them outside of your own mind as much as you used to. And to my son, that is...
4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

08.26.2014
There is nothing in your daughter's timeline that you need to fear. Nothing. The only thing worth fearing as the dad of a daughter is not...
Let It Go

Let It Go

08.25.2014
I let her move herself in this year so that she could move herself into her twenties. I let it go. I guess it's a function of embracing...
Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

Dealership Deal With My 4-Year-Old Son

08.25.2014
We talked about different truck models, colors and engines. You name it; we chatted about it. But since I personally love cars, I put myself...
That Time My Marriage Almost Ended, And Why That's a Good Thing

That Time My Marriage Almost Ended, And Why That's a Good Thing

08.25.2014
We spent so much time sitting around hating the kind of parents/people we weren't while being angry at each other that we failed to invest...
I Might Forget You, But Please Remember Me

I Might Forget You, But Please Remember Me

08.25.2014
You guys make me laugh all the time and I know you look at me as your infallible leader in goofiness, make-believe and storytelling. But...
Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video Shows Parents' Strength Even When Life Throws A Curveball

Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video Shows Parents' Strength Even When Life Throws A Curveball

Caroline Bologna  08.25.2014
When newlyweds Rob and Erin Marshall discovered that they were expecting their first child, they decided to make a time-lapse video of...
The Deep Water Testd

The Deep Water Testd

08.22.2014
Parenting is a series of "deep water tests." How we love, guide, teach and nurture our children through life's tests will help our children...
Teach Her That She's Worthy

Teach Her That She's Worthy

08.22.2014
"Hi, Danny," said Micah. "I hear you've been spending a lot of time with my daughter." He looked at her intently. "You have to be very...
6 Parenting Lessons From 'Doctor Who'

6 Parenting Lessons From 'Doctor Who'

08.21.2014
Love is not a finite resource. It is infinitely replenishable, and my capacity to feel it and share it with others is much bigger than...
Talk To Your Kids About Ferguson

Talk To Your Kids About Ferguson

08.20.2014
If you also believe that most Black families in the United States have talked about Ferguson, what does it say about the rest of us if...
Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

Education, Education, Education and the Role We Play in Its Unfolding

08.20.2014
I am an educator. This is true. Education has been where my passion has met with purpose for nearly a quarter century. I am an educator....