What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

Ben Railton reflects on the moments of beauty and sadness that visit him while cleaning up after his kids once they’ve gone to stay with their mother.

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‘I Had a King Once’

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A story of love for a great man.

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“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.

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When Dads Reconnect With Their Own Fathers

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You have to at least give people the opportunity to change, or nothing changes, and people may miss out on great opportunities to redeem themselves.

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Giving Up On Sex

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John Kinnear shares a personal story on revamping things in the bedroom – and not in the ways you’d expect.

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Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

David Guba looks at a recent news story about an American fathering “claiming” a kingdom in Africa to make his daughter a princess and considers what lessons the father might be teaching his young heiress.

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Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cort Ruddy looks at how major retailers are gendering the clothing options for young boys and girls and wonders what messages these clothing items are sending to our kids.

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That’s Cynicism, Folks!: How Modern Cartoons Are Failing Our Kids

That’s Cynicism, Folks!: How Modern Cartoons Are Failing Our Kids

David Vienna wonders if the non-stop snark of modern cartoon programs is having a negative impact on our most recent generations of kids.

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BatDad Leaves His Cave

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Just like Batman, this father is well-equipped to handle every situation. But he doesn’t use a bat belt, only sharp wit and an even sharper tongue.

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Watch This Dad Take On a Closed-Minded Radio Host Who Is Mad About Boys Wearing Dresses

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Seth Menachem, whose son sometimes likes to wear dresses, handles criticism from a radio show with admirable wit and fortitude.

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How-to Guide for Dads to Talk to Sons About Women [Video]

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When it’s time for “that other talk,” these ideas could make it a little bit easier.

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My Son Wears Dresses And That’s Ok With Me

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“Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.”

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Parents Without Borders: On The Guy Who Made His Daughter a Real Princess

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David Vienna doesn’t think this dad’s imperialism is an act of love, it’s a failure of managing his child’s expectations.

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A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

Following the death of his infant daughter, a father reached out online, looking for help with altering a picture, and received back a huge outpouring of kindness and support.

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What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

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I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.

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