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5 Signs You've Become a Parent

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Once you start to believe you have the answers? You're becoming a parent. (Once you realize you don't? You're becoming a good parent.)

One Choice, Two Parents: A Summertime Planner

Mark Roseman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Parents most often live in different towns, perhaps different states, perhaps different regions of this country. But, unlike most of the year with cookie cutter visitation arrangements, the summer means even more scheduling, more agendas.

The Royal Dad

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Jim Joseph

What we often see and hear about fathers are accounts of disengaged, disconnected, disoriented Dads who put themselves and their career and interests ahead of everything else.

Do Women Civilize Men?

Adam Grant | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Adam Grant

When male CEOs father their first child, they pay their employees less when it's a son, but more if it's a daughter.

WATCH: 'I Forgave My Dad ... To Become A Good Dad Now'

Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Black Voices

Can the cycle of fatherless children be stopped? With Jay-Z's 12th album bringing to light the challenges of parenting never having had a father figur...

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

David Vienna | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

Yes, using the CTFD method, you'll find the pressure lifted and realize your child loves you no matter what, even if they've yet to master the alphabet. You'll also learn that whether or not you're the best parent in the world, as long as you love your child, they'll think you are and that's what matters.

What Former NFL Star Ray Lewis Wants Fathers To Know

Posted 07.15.2013 | Divorce

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is encouraging men to be active fathers in their children's lives. The Dallas News reports that Lewis ...

Dads, Be Good to Your Daughters

Adrian Kulp | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I sometimes forget that this innocent little girl who tries my patience (often, but certainly not always) is going to eventually grow into a woman. I forget how important it is for her to love her dad.

WATCH: 8 Simple Things Good Dads Do

OWN | Posted 07.19.2013 | OWN

Oprah calls it an epidemic in this country that so many boys can be called "fatherless sons." Yet, whether a father had been physically absent for par...

WATCH: Why Some Kids Feel 'Fatherless' Even When Dad Is Around

OWN | Posted 07.12.2013 | OWN

According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, one in three children live apart from their biological fathers in America. After airing a two-part sp...

Jay-Z and the Misappropriation of Fatherhood

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

In his highly anticipated 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z rightly notes that fatherhood can be a joyful and frightful experience, especially for a rising generation of fathers whose fathers were largely absent.

When 'Mama' Is Her First Word

Doug Rigg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Doug Rigg

After the "M" bomb went off, a barrage of questions entered my already crowded brain, questions I'm sure many gay dads have pondered: How are we going to explain our unique family to our daughter? How do we explain the concept of having a biological mother who is not actually her parent?

Why I Play Video Games With My Kids

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

Playing a video game with your kids might seem like the height of parental surrender, the cognitive equivalent of stopping at the drive-through window to pick up dinner: it's easy for you, and you know the kids won't object. But for me, there's a method to the madness.

My Daughter Changed My Life

Ryan John Phillips | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
Ryan John Phillips

Something happened when I held her in my arms that day. It was as if when she was born, some rush of energy made me snap out of my intoxication.

The Best July 4th Memory

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Imagine we lived every day with such awareness. July 4th is one opportunity. What enduring memories will you create this year?

Blowing Off the Joneses

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I wasn't sweating the preschool. There are plenty of other preschools. My kid's lot in life won't be determined by where he learns to not eat paste. But I do sometimes wonder if we're too laid-back as parents.

How to 'Build' a Better Dad

Tim Wright | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

Imagine a world where deadbeat dads are replaced by life-enhancing dads; where absent dads are replaced by fully-engaged dads and where fathers are no longer the source of deep wounds, but the source of strength, affirmation, love and hope.

The Next Big Show About Dads

David Vienna | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
David Vienna

If you just compared my script about a stay-at-home dad to a show about two cross-dressing ne'er-do-wells, I think I've found the source of our disconnect.

My Dad and His Gay Son

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

"Your mother and I are separating," he said. "That means we won't be living together anymore. Do you want to live with your mother or me?" Now I can see that my heart simply broke in that moment.

How to Make Sharing and Setting Goals a Fun Family Activity and Why It Is So Important!

Merel Bakker | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Merel Bakker

Discussing our life questions, challenges and goals with our children is not only fun, it also gives a great opportunity to connect with them, to strengthen your children and the family ties.

Love Is Love

Rayya Elias | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Rayya Elias

grew up watching my father sparkle whenever my mother was in the room. He was in constant awe of her, whether she was rolling enough grape leaves to fill a whole pressure cooker or dazzling onlookers as she danced the Charleston at a party.

Wins And Losses

Steve Wiens | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Steve Wiens

Getting louder than your kids is just teaching them that yelling is how you solve problems around here. I know this. And clapping your hands really loudly probably should be reserved for the dog. I know this, too.

A Graduation Reflection

Bruce Kluger | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Bruce Kluger

I recently got into a debate with a friend of mine over a remark I'd made, mostly in passing. "My kids are my life," I said.

Father's Day as a Transgender Man

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

I witness Ezekiel's first Father's Day in a Philadelphia hotel room. I surmise that there are numerous others within our community celebrating this first today, one pinnacle amongst the many precious firsts that transgender men experience throughout our gender transitions.

Visiting Incarcerated Dads On Father's Day

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.17.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo For many family members...