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9 Things Han Solo Taught Me About Parenting

Carter Gaddis | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

Here are just a few reasons why I believe General Solo, who had not fathered children with Leia Organa by the end of Return of the Jedi, still might be the finest movie father figure in the history of this or any other galaxy.

#FatherhoodForum: Can Fathers Lead the Fight to Reform Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Curtis Valentine

The academic impact on children with a highly involved father is strong, but the benefit of an involved father on a child's life skills is just as valuable. T

29 Essential Pieces Of Advice For A New Dad

Mike Heenan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

You are not going to parent the right way. Nobody does. Parent your way. Ignore the advice you don't like, because if you think the way that somebody parents is crazy, they think the same about you.

Parenting Milestone: The Day My Son Threw His First Hadoken

Zach Rosenberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Zach Rosenberg

I don't remember when my son started eating solid foods. I'm not entirely sure when it was that my son took his first steps. And sure, I guess I remember his first day at preschool. But by far, the most memorable milestone he's had so far was throwing his first Hadoken.

5 of the Toughest Things Every Father Needs to Talk to His Daughter About

Quora | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Quora

Do not let the labels mother, daughter, sister, wife, or girlfriend limit or define you. You were born in the presence of those who love you most and if you live a good life, may you die surrounded by those who you love the most.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

10 Things I'd Love To Do To My Children Once They Are Adults

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

When I was in my late teens, my mother would always tell me she planned to come to my adult home, turn my ceiling fan on high, and throw toys into it, just like I'd done when I was a kid.

The One Unforgettable Experience Every Father And Son Should Share

Christopher Harder | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Harder

My son discovered the luminous blue bicycle on his fifth Christmas, next to the tree. That cold morning, I led him along living room and dining room circuits as he got the hang of riding on two tires, with a lot of help from training wheels. He was still years away from any possible attempt at the Tour de France...and his only performance-enhancing drug was the exuberance of a little boy.

The Omnivore Dad's Dilemma

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

Ugh. Why couldn't she just give up television? Or discover punk rock music? Or become a Mets fan?

What Being a Rabbi's Son Taught Me About Being a Better Dad

Jon Raj | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Raj

I was two-years-old when everything changed. My father, who was not yet 30, was a rabbi at a synagogue in Budapest. After multiple harassments, he decided with my mother that America would be a much better place to practice freedom of religion and raise a family.

Billionaire and 'Shark' Mark Cuban Reveals his Softer Side as a Father

Caroline Presno | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a revealing Q&A, I learned how fatherhood changed the self-made mogul, the concerns about his kids' future, and the lessons he wants them to learn.

11 Things I Want My Son To Know About Marriage

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

You are not the only one with an opinion. Sometimes it's best to just shut up and listen. You might learn something.

5 Steps Toward Parental Perfection

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Most of us are in the pursuit of perfection, but how many among us would know what to do with it if we ever actually attained it? Despite this, we continue to chase it.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

The Father of All Problems

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

We all want our kids to have better lives than we do (just as we have all vowed not to be like our parents). I just wish I could relax and not worry so much about him making the same mistakes I did and start letting him go instead of clinging to how he and I used to be.

What Is It Like To Be a Stay at Home Dad?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to be a stay at home dad? Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Father, Produced screenwriter, former ...

Rob Kardashian's 'Father Wounds'

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
George Sachs, Psy.D.

If Rob were on my couch, I would allow him space to grieve his father. It's not just his father's physical absence that needs to be acknowledged, but the meaning of that loss in his life. I would help Rob see how lost he feels without him.

Why Dads Relate To Me As A Lesbian

Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rhona Berens for YourTango.com When I first started coaching expecting couples and new parents, I worried that me being gay would be an obstacle...

Healing for Fractured Fathers (Mark 9:14-25)

Romal Tune | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Romal Tune

As Fathers we have to overcome our fractures so that they don't impact our children and their futures. In other words, the places that caused your brokenness are the places you need to pray and ask God for a blessing.

The 5 Things I've Learned After 5 Years of Being a Dad

Quora | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Quora

Over the next five years, I would come to learn that this completely irrational rationalization about buying new stuff to satiate my never ending and nonsensical need to protect the baby from hard things wasn't a phase, but my new normal state of mind. There is a name for this condition: new Dad.

Parenting News From The Future

David Vienna | Posted 06.19.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

This generation of flawless people are blamed for the death of the website Awkward Family Photos, which suffered a lack of content in recent years. So, a growing trend among new parents is to insert flaws into the genetic makeup of their unborn child or, get this, skip genetic alignment.

After Father's Day

Chef Rossi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Chef Rossi

This year marked two more Father's Days for Dad since then, and his 88th birthday. Since that fall, his new life includes a wheelchair and nurses, but the champ is far from counted out.

Brian Allen Carr on Beverly Cleary, Magic, Fatherhood and the Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Brian Allen Carr lives in the Rio Grande Valley. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Boulevard, Hobart, McSweeney's Small Chair, The Texas...

What A Dad's Complete Surrender To Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

When we posted an ad for Boba carriers that was actually a love letter to motherhood, dads and moms alike asked, "Where is the ode to fatherhood?"...