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Father Son Relationship

Dadmissions: The Trains In The Basement

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

It was the late '70s when my dad first showed me those boxes of Lionel trains being stored in the basement behind the furnace. These trains belonged to my father and my uncle when they were kids. These trains meant everything to them. My dad told me these trains were now mine.

Starting Over Again: The Beauty and Terror of Becoming a Dad a Second Time

John Corcoran | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
John Corcoran

There's a gnawing, uncomfortable feeling that washes over you at some point in the weeks shortly before your second child arrives. It may come when you are cleaning out the house, sorting newborn clothing or setting up the crib.

My Father's Legacy: Author Portraits

Henry Köhler | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Henry Köhler

I started working with my father's, Swedish visual artist Carl Köhler's (1919-2006), art about six month after he passed away in that beautiful Swedish summer of 2006.

My Son, the Rocket Scientist

Les Trent | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Les Trent

I have the fears of any parent, most especially, of course, of war. But being a child of a career Army man who served in Vietnam, I have other concerns.

Hey Parents: Your Kids Want (and Need) One More Gift

Jim Higley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

I've had the good fortune of giving each of my children, through the course of their lives, many of those "big" things: A nice home, schools, vacations, clothing. Years ago, I thought those were the important things. But life's handed me a few lessons.

Mexico City Nightmare: A Father's Worst Fear

John Godfrey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
John Godfrey

You never want your phone to ring after midnight. "Your son Jack was assaulted tonight and suffered a serious injury to his head -- a massive subdural hematoma. We're going to have to perform an emergency craniotomy."

Dad's 'First Day of School' Curtain Call

Jim Higley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

The little caboose, the baby of the family, the one who I somehow thought would never grow up, is off to high school.

To Take or to Give

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Eldon Taylor

Most people in every generation try to make things easier for their children than they had it. In doing so, however, we may not actually be doing them any favors.

My Father Died From West Nile Virus in NYC

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Mager

Last summer my father fell ill and fell down and hit his head, taking out much of one tiled wall in his bathroom. Although he was still conscious and ...

This May Explain Your Strained Relationship With Dad

Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce

Adult kids' relationships with their parents can be complicated, to say the least. And according to a new study out of the University of Wisconsin, Ma...

The 4 Things Every Son Needs From His Father

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Roland C. Warren Roland Warren, father of two sons and board member of the National Fatherhood Initiative, explains the simple but critical supp...

I'm Sorry, Dad

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

As I waited for my father to pick up, I immediately remembered why I had decided to call in the first place. If there's anything I had wanted to say to my father that night, it would probably best be summarized in three simple words: "I'm sorry, Dad."

Fathers and Sons

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Addiction is a mysterious thing. You never know what it will take to break the forcefield of denial, allowing a person to change their course and survive.

The Father-Son Archetype In Therapy

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

At some level we experience that great being of light at the core of our own self and long for its expression in our lives. When we struggle, we do so against the backdrop of unconditional love that we sense awaits us yet is never attainable.

Why My Son Believes In A Dad He Can't See

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.08.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Our son is no less certain of his own name, or of the existence of his right hand, than he is of our presence in the house as he sleeps at night. This is a wonderful thing to give a child.

Big Bob

Neil McCarthy | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Neil McCarthy

My Dad was what the old timers call a "newspaperman." Not a "journalist" or "broadcaster" or "personality" or, God forbid, "talking head."

Real Steel Is the Real Deal

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Real Steel is the "real deal." It takes the best from Transformers, Rocky and The Champ and blends it into an exciting story with strong emotional overtones.

Mothers, Sons And Mysteries

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

A friend told me that she asked her 13-year-old son what is the most important thing about being a boy. He said: "Taking care of others." She asked h...