Below are the choices I believe define a man, and contribute to healthier relationships in all forms—especially with self.
What would I say to my dad if I had the chance to tell him how his absence from my life affected me?
Embed from Getty Images Growing up without a father. — Pockety pockety Bouncing on your knee Then silence Checks and birthday cards in the mail Christmas gifts More silence Girl to woman Lost and confused Looking for answers Silence All grown up Unsolicited advice and growing resentment Broken promises Lack of effort […]
After a lifetime of avoiding his family, she realized he made his home behind the bar.
One youth’s honest explanation of his relationship with where he is from.
He never cried for help until he wrote a poem that no one heard. How can kids like him get the help they need?
Moving from feelings of abandonment to forgiveness wasn’t easy, but embracing compassion and gratitude made it worth the journey.
Separation of parents is rough, but if you can’t find a way to be there for your children, it will impact their lives one way or another.
What a lunchtime walk with Mister Rogers taught me about love, courage, integrity, and fatherhood. —- We stepped outside the studios of WQED into the warm sunshine. Fred Rogers—wearing a navy blazer, bow tie, and his signature blue sneakers—looked at the sky and then to me and said, “Let’s leave the car and walk to […]
All children from various types of families can benefit from having dad around, but when he’s not, it isn’t always easy to explain why.
Father where are you?
Christian Clifton thinks about the impact an absent father had on his life — and finds peace in forgiveness.
As a chef, Jarad Dewing wishes his children weren’t such picky eaters. But he’s learning to adjust.