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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.

Secrets That Your Teens Keep from You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Just like you scan your teens, your teens are scanning you for signs of approachability.

Secrets of a Long and Happy Life

Helene Lerner | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Helene Lerner

Here are a few things I learned from my father and his boundless excitement for life. I hope you can benefit from Max's wisdom as much as I have.

My Giraffe Gaffe: Surviving Homemade Halloween Costumes

Jim Higley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I've never been good at outdoor Halloween decorations. I've tried, but usually end up ripping things down long before October 31 due to pure embarrassment. One thing I am pretty good at, however, is making Halloween costumes.

If It Doesn't Kill You, I'm Not Trying Hard Enough

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Have you ever watched a movie where someone gets there shoe stuck with an impending disaster heading toward them? You watch and want to yell at the screen, 'just take off the shoe!', but they don't -- they never do. I'm here to tell you that you just don't think about taking off the shoe.

Dadmissions: A Wish For My Daughters

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

My girls are only 7 and 4. We're far away from relationships and weddings and growing up. But from the first time I held my girls in my arms, I started wondering what the story of THEIR lives would be. As a parent it's only natural.

When My Kids Become an Excuse to Be Less Generous Than I Should Be

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

It's all pretty complicated, but I think there's no doubt that becoming a parent shifts one's ethical commitments. As a society we understand and encourage parents to put their commitments to their kids above their commitments to other people.

What I Want My Daughter To Understand About Her Body | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

My 7-year-old daughter doesn't need to grow up wondering if she needs to go on a diet because her mom went on a diet.

First Round's On Me

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.13.2012 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

At some point after my separation years ago, during one of our too-numerous-to-count drunken nights, my friend Phil just shook his head and said, "My God, Al, your life is nothing but conflict and scotch." Even in my drunken haze, I knew these words were special.

Finding Julian

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

Upon hearing that our second child would be a boy, I walked out of the doctor's office, crossed 8th Avenue and stepped into a Mexican restaurant to drink something with tequila in it.

Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.

Are You Older Than Your Parents' Dates?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.08.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Mallory was nearing 30 when her 60-something father got divorced from her mother and started dating younger women. As in much younger women--none more than a few years older than Mallory, and some even younger. Naturally, a few issues came up.

Why Some Stay-At-Home Dads Are More Likely To Cheat

Vicki Larson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

The more economically dependent a man is on his wife, the more likely he is to cheat.

Some Friendly Advice To Dads t the Playground

Dan Zevin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Dan Zevin

Next time you're lucky enough to have one of your "Mr. Mom" days, you should try it without your giant padded headphones and ironically oversized Hugh Hefner sunglasses. Because, dude, you're missing it.

Did Ann Romney Diss Dads?

Jim Higley | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

Dear Mrs. Romney, I was looking forward to your speech at the Republican National Convention. But I've got to tell you that you kind of threw me for a loop with some of your comments.

Dwyane Wade, The President, and the Men of Cura

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.24.2012 | Good News
Hayden Bixby

Dwyane Wade's Vogue feature reminded me that, collectively, Cura's male mentors give our children a gift to which all children should be entitled -- and which all mothers should be able to take for granted.

Make Room for (the New) Daddy

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.23.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Times have changed. Used to be that that too many dads were stoic and distant figures who returned home from work just long enough to kiss their kids goodnight, then retire to their easy chairs to read the paper and have a scotch. But today's gender roles are melting into one another.

Bragging Parents and Teens: A Position Statement

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You should certainly be proud of your teens and all of their hard work. But perhaps you should consider carrying this pride in your heart, rather than to the grocery store and soccer field.

Don't Make the Mistake These Parents Did

Roland C. Warren | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Roland C. Warren

The film reminds us that while the pull for us parents may be irresistible, we have to refrain from defining our children before we know who they are.

4-Year Old Wants Her Coffee On 'The Week The Women Went'

Posted 08.15.2012 | TV

Lifetime premiered its new social experiment series "The Week the Women Went" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET). The series follows families of Yemassee, South Carol...

Why I Don't Want to Be Cliff Huxtable

Jim Higley | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I stopped worrying about being a picture-perfect dad a few years ago. And I actually think it's helped me do a better job with this parenting gig.

A Bucket Of Ashes

Deborah Gaines | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I recently got custody of my father's remains. This is a challenge for several reasons. First, the urn itself is two feet high, even though its contents would fit neatly in a half-gallon paint can. My stepmother felt that "a big man should have a big urn," and no one was in the mood to contradict her.

Haute Dads

Mara Menachem | Posted 09.22.2012 | Style
Mara Menachem


'Can I Have it All?' Is the Wrong Question

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.19.2012 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

Wanting just one child didn't make me a bad mother and it didn't make us less of a family.

It Starts with a Story

John McCormick | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Storytelling, in short, teaches a child to walk in another's shoes.