This Is What You Should Be Feeding Your Child

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Filling your child with love, by Jon Vaughn.

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What’s a Dad to Do When His Daughter Wants to Dress as Han Solo?

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…put on a Princess Leia costume, of course.

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Guilt is a Terrible Reason to Show Your Love

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Have you ever given a gift to assuage guilt for what you couldn’t give your kids? What would happen if you gave the gift of you instead?

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A Unified-Field Theory Of Parenting

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In the world’s oldest experiment called parenting, you and the rest of the world are the two objects; your actions (both good and bad) are the unseen forces and your child is the field in between.

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Being the Primary Caregiver Doesn’t Mean Being the Favorite Parent. And Sometimes That Really Sucks.

Being the Primary Caregiver Doesn’t Mean Being the Favorite Parent. And Sometimes That Really Sucks.

Dave Lesser knows that he can’t always be his children’s favorite parent. But that doesn’t make it hurt any less.

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My Dad, The Highest Rolling Milkman in Atlantic City

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His father went from a childhood of poverty and cruelty to a being able to provide his sons with everything he never had. But that isn’t why Bob Marrow loved his Dad, or why he always will.

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A Homophobic Attack on a Woman’s Marriage Helps Her Understand What True “Family” Means

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Nick is a paramedic and a hero. He married the love of his life, Jessica, and it should have been “happy ever after,” until her cousin ran to the American Family Association to call their marriage a fraud.

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The Day a Straight Dad Introduces His New Boyfriend to His Son

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Ian Wilson had recently come out, and fallen in love. He carefully planned when he would introduce his new boyfriend to his kids. Then life intervened.

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7 Things Today’s Kids Won’t Understand

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Modern technology is changing lives. This dad looked at his young son and realized there will be things he will not experience and will not understand

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Gay Dads Face an “Empty Nest” Knowing They Blazed a Trail

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Ricardo and Jesse Ortiz-Barreto adopted older kids in the 1990s, and were the first gay couple with whom many of the adoption professionals had worked. Now their baby is about to leave for college

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Better Than You Found It

You don’t think you can make the world a better place? Shola Richards provides one simple piece of advice that anyone can follow to achieve that goal.

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My Sensitive Son and His Place in the World

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As a therapist, Lina Acosta Sandaal knows that our society does not let boys and men have big feelings.

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Great Experiences Build Memories: The Top 6 Ways Our Family Looks for Fun and Joy

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Using Membership Rewards® from American Express, my family can experience a whole lot of things that might have otherwise been out of reach.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Helicopter Parent

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Gary Dietz tells the story of the time he was literally, a helicopter parent. And in return, he literally got his nose bent out of joint.

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Why I’m Okay with Dad Missing the Big Things

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My husband may miss the “big things”, but the little things he does may be even bigger.

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The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad

The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad

When Frederick J. Goodall went to his son’s preschool to read one day, he had no idea that he would end up being the first father who had ever read to the class.

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