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What I Learned from My Dad About Parenting

Betsy Boyd | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

As I prepare to deliver twin boys in two weeks -- I am 41 myself, and these are my first children -- I want to keep in mind the several sweet and profound ways in which my painter, poet, creative-director father enriched my world and my self-esteem through advice and direction.

The Fatherhood Movement

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.09.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

That will be our overall message: To reach for the stars no matter what your situation. Will there be obstacles? Yes. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. But there are too many examples of men who were able to be successful and make the right decisions who came from so-called "broken homes."

5 Ways My Dad Taught Me What It's All About

Jennifer Meer | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

He taught me to work and love hard, and feel grateful for the hardness because it makes all the sweeter parts of life that much more so. In other words, he taught me how to parent.

Father's Day Lessons From My Father, The Cancer Patient

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

My father is no longer the man who raised me, but he still teaches an astounding series of lessons that I try to pass along to my daughters -- Athena, 8, and Kallista, 6.

5 Things I Can't Do With My Dad On Father's Day, But Wish I Could

Beau Coffron | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

I know I'm an adult, but I wouldn't object to one more bedtime story.

How I Forgave My Father -- and Why Everyone Should

Terry Crews | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices
Terry Crews

As much as I had longed for an apology from my father for all of those years, I had never really thought it was possible. But by finding my own compassion for him, I had broken down everything that needed to be broken within him.

Longing for a Father

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Until I got married and had a son, Father's Day had been a horrible day for me. Before then I'd never really understood the love between a father and ...

My Kids Drive Me Crazy

Regan Long | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Regan Long

Have to go to the bathroom? When you do finally make it there, just be prepared to have company or, if you are bold enough to lock the door, prepare yourself to have tiny people trying to bang the door down or stick their hands underneath it in the hope that they will be able to reach you.

7 Ways Our Week-Old Baby Needs To Clean Up Her Act

Clint Edwards | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

Aspen: I know that you are new to this family. You've only been with us one week. But frankly, there are a few things that need to change if you are going to keep living here.

Why My Father Didn't Need Parenting Books

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

I wanted to become the kind of father who would earn my children's love and respect, as he had earned mine. The rest, as it is said, is commentary.

Being a Dad Means Working Without a Script

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Fatherhood is full of unscripted moments like these. To excel at it, or at least to keep our heads above water, we dads must be nimble enough every single day.

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

6 Reasons Why I Hate That My Husband Works From Home (and 6 Reasons Why It's Awesome)

Cara Paiuk | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I can hear everything he does. EVERYTHING. Sometimes I think I can even hear him breathing. The truth is I can hear every creak in the floor, toilet flush and roll of the office chair.

The Parenting Lessons From Dad I Now Use on My Son

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

In a home where the "Good Cop, Bad Cop" parenting philosophy reigned, us kids knew exactly which parent would oblige to our irrational requests.

Fathers, Be Good to Your Sons

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

Many of us look forward to weekends, but more and more I'm saddened by a particular phenomenon. It's the great number of young men out with their chil...

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

When I Was 11

Susannah Lewis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I've thought this way for years, if only he could see me now. He'd be proud of the woman that I've become.

Pre-Father's Day Debate: 7 Rational Reasons Why Men Should Delay Fatherhood

Len Filppu | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Len Filppu

When faced with first-time fatherhood at the age of 49, I didn't know whether to celebrate with champagne or hemlock... whether to jump for joy or jump off a cliff. But it's turned out to be the most interesting and rewarding thing I've ever done.

How To Prepare For Parenthood In 11 Easy Steps

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Call all of your friends without children. Tell them it's been lovely knowing them, but you're going away. Let them know you'll see them on Facebook.

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.

Eating Lunch Outside With My Son

Vincent Daly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Together, for the first time in our history as father and son, we collectively experienced a sense of tranquility. Honestly, I nearly fell off the bench where I was seated in disbelief.

As the Father of a Daughter

Brian Koppelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Brian Koppelman

As the father of a daughter, I wish that all men would take just a moment, today, to look inside, to decide if they are proud of the way they look at women on the street, the way they talk to them in bars, the way they talk about them when they feel the women are just out of earshot.

The Father Project

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Monique Ruffin

Today my ex-partner and I are able to laugh together like old friends. We still hit bumps in the road, but because I'm committed to harmony, I don't take anything personally.

How Can I Be a Good Dad If I Want to Cry So Often?

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Strength comes in showing kids that there's never a need to repress feelings and there are always people there to help if you're brave enough to ask. The best example I can set for my kids is to ask for the help, and more importantly, to accept it willingly. The tears don't matter.

10 Of The Best Quotes On Fatherhood | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Being a dad is no joke. You're a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a financial adviser, a judge and jury, and a protector all at once. If you're already ...