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The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It's simple, really. There's one thing that would help new dads become better fathers: Paternity Leave.

Is the Home Paternity Test a "Game Changer?"

Mark Baer | Posted 06.20.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On May 26, 2012, I published an article titled "A Family Is Created When a 'Child Happens' from Non-Relationship Sexual Intimacy. In that article, I ...

Another Blow to Fathers' Rights; Dad Barred From Delivery Room

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Under current law, unwed fathers face a long and difficult battle to gain even the most basic of parental rights.

Tyler Perry Is Now a Fatherless Son

Kyle McMahon | Posted 05.19.2014 | Celebrity
Kyle McMahon

Tyler Perry is no stranger to biological father issues. He has spoken candidly about the issues stemming from growing up with his abusive father, Emmitt. The horrendous emotional and physical abuse Perry suffered not only drew him to change his own name from Emmitt to Tyler, but had him on the brink of suicide at age 10. The only problem? Perry has just discovered that this man is not his biological father.

Chinese Tribe Without Marriage Points to Future

Nigel Barber | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Nigel Barber

The Mosuo people of southwest China do not marry and fathers do not live with, or support, children. Do the Mosuo anticipate a global future where no one marries?

Idris On Paternity Results: I Took A Punch In The Face

Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices

--Golden Globe award-winning actor, Idris Elba opens up about facing public humiliation stemming from paternity results. (GQ Magazine) More No...

Have You Got the Balls to Be a Good Dad?

Rob Brooks | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Rob Brooks

Evolutionary theory certainly can illuminate why fathers don't all invest equally. And an intriguing study, published this month, supports the idea of a biological continuum between high and low-investing fathers.

'Outrageous' Law Forced Him To Pay Child Support For Another Man's Baby

Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Joseph Chmelar, a divorced father of two, was in for a big surprise when his young sons informed him that his ex -- whom he had only recently separate...

When Foster Care Becomes Fatal

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.08.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Armed with virtually no information about Mr. Roland other than the fact that he was the child's biological father, a case worker reportedly recommended that the child be given to Roland. Shortly after she was delivered to the hands of Roland, he murdered her.

Children and Families Need to Be the Number One Priority in Our Society

Mark Baer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Children and families need to be the number one priority in our society. Currently, we only pay lip service to such things. Our children are our future. Isn't it time that we reflect on our true values as a society?

What Does Mediation Really Mean?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Those involved in the legal system have created confusion in the marketplace regarding the concept of mediation itself. If those involved in the legal system don't know what mediation is supposed to be, how can we expect the general public to grasp the concept?

The Most Brutal Jenelle Fight Yet

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.22.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

It's finally Aubree's third birthday, and Chelsea's perpetuating socially accepted gender roles and female passivity by renting a big, bouncy princess castle! Elsewhere, Jenelle and Bahhbrahh have a fight.

Nice Day For A White Trash Wedding

Sydney Levin | Posted 04.16.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

The day of the wedding, Leah and Jeremy flout the rules and hang out. She must be super sure of their relationship now 'cause she's plucked her eyebrows like a woman with nothing to lose.

99 Problems And Boys Are All Of Them

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.04.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Though Jenelle "just needs to focus on" herself, she'd like to also have a boyfriend at the same time. Duh, it's not like "focus on herself" means "be alone," it just means "be with the lesser of two evils" and also do soul-searching in the form of Kieffer and marijuana.

Why Women Lie Differently Than Men

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Susan Shapiro Barash

Lies manifest as a woman's quest for reprisal, a way to avoid being evaluated and found wanting. Yet, even with an understanding of this behavior, the question becomes, when is it simply wrong to lie? When is the lie harmful, not helpful -- when is the gig up?

'Teen Mom 2' Recap, Part 2: Jenelle Suffers Terrible Abuse

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.02.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Gary seems to think that one week of engagement is the "wood" anniversary, 'cause he kicked in Jenelle's front door like a total psycho. As Jenelle surveys the upsetting scene, she tells the story of their fight with a strange smirk ...

'Teen Mom 2' Recap: The Least Romantic Proposal Ever

Sydney Levin | Posted 06.01.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

When Gary returns, he and Jenelle bring Jace to some sort of pirate convention. It seems very fun in the way that glorifying criminal violence at sea is. I'm going to guess Jenelle was drawn by the promise of a "bottle of rum."

'Teen Mom 2': Let's Get Physical!

Sydney Levin | Posted 05.21.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Things get physical between Kailyn and Javi; Leah substitutes a beach wedding for a pond wedding, and a real live human trusts Chelsea with their hair.

'Teen Mom 2' Recap: A New Set of Twins Join the Cast

Sydney Levin | Posted 05.12.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Jenelle is far too busy preparing for her glorious exit from the prestigious Itty Bitty Titty Committee to visit her son. She's also having a hard time deciding between a different set of boobs: Kieffer and Gary.

'Teen Mom 2' : Bras Before Bros

Sydney Levin | Posted 05.11.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Since Chelsea's finally shed her uterine lining, she's also lost her inhibitions. Now that she's a woman (again), she feels ready to bring her mother into the red tent of her soul. In other words: She tells her mom that she banged Adam and thought she was knocked up!

'Teen Mom 2': The Most Hated Dude Is Back

Sydney Levin | Posted 05.04.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Since Jenelle's off probation in a matter of days and her mom fears the worst, she heads over to Bahhbrahh's house for a chat. Bahhbrahh is unloading literally the biggest Olive Garden bag I have ever seen, further solidifying her as the best person on this show, and potentially in the world.

'Teen Mom 2': Jenelle Learns The Cheating Truth

Sydney Levin | Posted 04.27.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Because it's Chelsea's first day at Black Plague Beauty School, she's going all out with her makeup. She's purchased a sexy new 'jaundice' shade of concealer, 'cause "renal failure" is her absolute favorite look.

Hospitals And Heartbreak In 'Teen Mom 2' Season 4 Premiere

Sydney Levin | Posted 04.20.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

Grab your birth control cocktails and IUD appetizers! Hope you enjoyed your break from depression and misery last week, 'cause we're barreling straight into Season 4.

'Teen Mom 2': The Most Painful Truths Are Revealed

Sydney Levin | Posted 02.05.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

We finally get a peek at Jenelle's Potential Daddy No. 1 and boy, is he a winner. "He does not look like me, Jenelle," Andrew says point-blank of Jace. "I'm ready for them to say I'm not the father."

'Teen Mom 2': Someone's Having Another Baby ...

Sydney Levin | Posted 03.30.2013 | TV
Sydney Levin

With Isaac at his dad's, Kailyn's free to hang with Javi the Bowling Sex God. Over some diner food we learn that he's studying criminal justice, hopes to be a cop, and is generally delightful. Finally, a male role model on 'Teen Mom 2' ... quick, look outside to see if pigs are flying!