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Lessons From My Father: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur in Everyday Life

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Tarun Wadhwa

My father would always push me to ask for things -- even, and especially, when I was completely embarrassed and afraid to. As a kid, I cringed whenever he did this -- I hated it. But as an adult, I'm thankful he showed me value of getting out of my comfort zone.

Poll: Most Men Want To Be Dads

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents

A recent Associated Press-WE tv poll found more than 8 in 10 men said they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday. D...

6 Things I Do With My Kids My Parents Didn't Do With Me

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'Movies Were An Escape For My Father'

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My father loved movies. The tiny apartment he shared with my mom was inundated with more than 1,000 movies on tape and DVD, films he'd carefully catalogued and conscientiously cross-referenced by title, director and actor.

Two Teen Trends: Are Our Teens Regressing?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have always thought that teen trends reflect their desire to look older and to try activities that may be more appropriate for a more mature individual. I guess I am wrong.

Nothing Much: The Heart and Soul of Fatherhood

Jack Levison | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Jack Levison

A lot of my hours are spent in non-accomplishment. Non-writing. Non-production. And that, in essence, defines much of fatherhood, at least from where I sit.

Dadmissions: The 100-Word Essay

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

This week was a challenging one for dadmissions and daughter #1. She is 8 going on 18 and we just aren't seeing eye-to-eye.

Fathers Who Abandon Their Kids: A Tough Father's Day Topic

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 08.14.2013 | Divorce
Karen Salmansohn

It's one thing to be a single mother by choice. It arrives with a positive narrative to tell your child. It's a whole other everything to have single motherhood thrust upon you -- because the father has unconscionably chosen to abandon his child.

Dear Kids: Here's Why You And I Are History

Bob Brody | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Bob Brody

Five years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to do something I had long intended to do -- write a family history, deeply personal, for our children, Michael and Caroline, then 24 and 19.

Absent Fathers and Fear: Richard Russo Talks to Jennifer Finney Boylan About Love & Flying Objects

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Books
Jennifer Finney Boylan

One of the things you don't realize is that you really don't understand the meaning of fear until you have children.

Dads Gettin' Down w. Their "Little" Girls: Best Father-Daughter Wedding Dances

HooplaHa | Posted 08.14.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

Dads are always there for their girls when they need them most, so it's only fitting that they share a special dance on their wedding day. Whether it'...

What Is the Manliest Thing You Have Seen Somebody Do?

Quora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Brian Browne Walker, Serve, soften, and endure.I have known some good, strong, capable men. ...

That Other Holiday, Father's Day: Honoring the First Man of Significance in Our Lives

Barbara Lazaroff | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Lazaroff

There are many families who just want to be together without the pressure of worrying, "Is this enough?" Holidays of all sorts come with huge expectations and, too often, anxiety and disappointments.

A Letter To My Son Regarding Father's Day

Mike Julianelle | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

The best gift is the hug I get when I put you to bed, or the laughter I get when I tickle you, or the thirty minutes of extra sleep you give me every fifth weekend. None of those are premeditated, or holiday-specific; they're just you being you. And that's all I need, every day.

When Fathers Say 'No More' to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Michael Bolton | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Michael Bolton

This Father's Day can be remembered as the day when we fathers turned a collective corner, reducing domestic violence and sexual abuse to an aberration, not an everyday occurrence.

It's Not About Winning

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

I am often asked, by both parents and students, an unavoidable question: "Should I let him win?" How can we help children learn to play by the rules and accept defeat gracefully?

'A Dad Is a Dude' - A Poem in Honor of Father's Day

Tim Mattingly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

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My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

Five Last-Ditch Efforts for Father's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 08.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Although getting something for dad has been on your to-do list for weeks, you still haven't been able to cross it off. I know that it's not because you don't care. Dads are just notoriously hard to shop for, and yours is no exception.

Fathers Matter, Especially After Divorce

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Not only do fathers matter, but fathers could play the most definitive role in shaping the future faith of their children -- especially divorced fathers.

The Profound Financial Power of Fatherhood

Neale Godfrey | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Whether biological, step or adoptive, the influence of a father figure in a child's economic life is wide reaching and long lasting. Even the absence of a father figure has a lifelong effect on a child.

A Letter to Fathers From Your Daughters

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Christine Hassler

You are the first man that I ever loved. You are my hero. Your arms were the first place where I felt so safe and protected. The smile that comes upon your face when you see me makes me feel so cherished and adored.

Fatherhood Lessons From Our Troops

Jim Higley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Higley

I've been a dad long enough to know that the real value of fathering is found in the unplanned, day-to-day moments. Reading letters from these soldiers is a humbling reminder of the countless moments that our military dads -- and the fathers of those who serve -- give up and lose.

Dad's Housework Is Worth Less Than Mom's, Survey Says

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters) - The value of work a father typically does around the house has increased in the last year, but a mother's work is stil...

What It Means To Be A Father

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As my daughter Michal prepared to embark on her year of study in Jerusalem, I wondered what to say as my parting words. What would you say to a child going away?