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What You Haven't Heard in Coverage of the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.18.2014 | Sports
Christopher A. Brown

Taking a switch to a 4-year-old in today's world, or in the world of the recent or distant past, is simply a form of abusive, fear-based punishment meant to inflict pain. It in no way teaches or guides.

(Not) Following in My Father's Footsteps

Tyler Selee | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tyler Selee

After my dad passed, I realized I did not want to live my life in the same fashion. I was blowing off friends to work late, work on a Saturday, or just catch up on sleep. My hobbies were getting less and less attention. My already significant depression and anxiety were growing in severity.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

25 Years After Losing My Father to Suicide, Sadness Resurfaces

Heather Mundt | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mundt

Regardless of the cause of death, grief is the same. One doesn't trump the other in that department. Losing a loved one, for lack of a better word, sucks. Period.

A Letter To Dad: Thank You For Everything I Never Saw

Jordan Gray | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News
Jordan Gray

I want to thank you for the times that you let me see you cry, so I could understand that when my friends told me that "boys don't cry," they weren't telling the truth.

Here's What All Divorced Dads Need To Know

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

While dozens of factors can make divorced and remarried dads feel insecure, one fact puts them to rest: Kids are brought into this world by one and only one man. If you're a divorced dad, here's a hint: IT'S YOU.

The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

I Know A Guy

Justine Solot | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Justine Solot

I know a guy who grew up with no sisters and hardly any friends of the opposite sex, but was happy to grow old surrounded women. I know a guy who didn't wish for a son and grew irritated by anyone who presumed he wanted anything other than his daughters.

On Reflection: A Non-Muslim's One Day of Ramadan

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Khalid El Khatib

Through my 20s, I've fasted for Ramadan three days total. I've participated for superficial reasons: because my father asked me to, with a curious coworker, and to prove I could. I resolve that this time -- the last fast of my 20s -- will be different.

Dad Said What? Reinventing My Views On Fatherhood

Nancy Michaels | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Nancy Michaels

The first motivational speaker in my life was my dad. He preached to us at an early age, when we asked for something, by saying, "Wish in one hand, sh*t in the other, and tell me which one fills up faster." Touché. We learned not to keep asking.

It Takes Over a Village: Calling Out American 'Mommyism'

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

I want my daughters to grow up feeling vital and empowered based on what's inside them, not on what comes out. I want my son to recognize women as inherently whole and complete, without regard to their present or potential offspring.

Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces And Nephews!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your brother's children need to know that he is their dad, not their buddy; knowing he is what I refer to as the "captain of the ship" in their family actually deepens their sense of safety and closeness with him.

Dear Family Whisper: How To 'Convince' a 6-Year-Old to Cooperate

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

From the time he was born, your "spirited" little one has been -- and continues to be -- shaped by you, your husband and by whatever situations and surprises your family encounters.

WATCH: I Traveled The World With A Cutout Of My Late Father

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After the death of her father, Jinna Yang turned her seemingly perfect life upside down. The 20-something New Yorker ditched her high-paying job, luxu...

The Lessons My Father Taught Me

Gramma Good | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My father's valuable wisdom is with me every day and has left a lasting imprint in my mind. I honor my father not only around Father's Day, but every day.

Of Dads, Bicycles and Cotton Buds

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Mikaela Reyes

He didn't tell me it wasn't going to be difficult. He didn't reassure me that I was going to adjust easily. He did not give me the false hope I wanted, but didn't need.

Father's Day: The Year I Gave Dad a Real Humdinger

Parri Sontag | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Parri Sontag

Like most men in the days prior to the high-tech era, dad loved gadgets. He had an electric shoe shine machine, a weather radio, a movie camera and projector, a tape recorder and a slide projector. I wanted to get him something to add to his collection.

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

He Wasn't the Best: My Healing Ritual for Father's Day

Barbara Biziou | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Although it has been almost 20 years since my father passed on to spirit, every Father's Day I get a bit teary-eyed and have a pang in my solar plexus...

Dear Family Whisperer: Which Father Do I Celebrate?

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Regardless of the past, the important issue is how you might better these relationships in the present. One father might be happy with a sincere, carefully conceived letter summing up what he means to you. Another might need to be part of a celebration or want to cook dinner for you.

What Really Matters? Life Lessons From My Father

Mable Chan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

When I think about the many ways he's shaped my thoughts and choices since childhood, I recall stories and conversations.  Here are three of the most memorable lessons that come to mind. They taught me what really matters in life, what matters to him, and how to weigh what's worthwhile.

Visiting My Father and the Cross on the Hill

Amy Flory | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Amy Flory

Climbing the desert landscape to pay our respects on this sweltering day, my mother wonders with a smile, would my father enjoy the extra effort it takes to brave snakes and extreme heat in the summer, and below freezing temperatures and snow in the winter, just to say hello? We decide that he would. He enjoyed watching people squirm. I am like him in that way.

7 Things I Know After My Paternity Leave

Michael Kress | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Michael Kress

The experience was, not surprisingly, as much -- or more -- about my older kids as it was about the baby.

Young Transgender Man Makes Music Video With His Dad

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

In this music video for his song Who I Am, 20-year-old Ty Nic, sings about his faith, his struggles and his triumphs while offering hope to other young transgender people like him. Ty Nic's supportive father Tim produced and edited the video.

Fatherlessness: The Presence of Dad's Absence

Fiona Teng | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Fiona Teng

Father's Day is particularly moving for me as I celebrate with those who get to brunch with their dads. Personally, the day is a reminder of the deep gratitude I hold for my dad's presence in my life.