20 Things We Need to Be Telling Our Boys

20 Things by Vinoth Chandar

There’s stuff our little boys need to hear—but we’re not telling them.

To My Son Who is Neither Here Nor There

mother and little boy

A mother watches her growing son and shares a prayer for the man he will become.

The Man Who Carried Snakes

boy and grandfather

The search for manhood is like climbing a cliff to jump into a lake, going up is easy, but it’s a long way down.

A Man’s Guide to Parenting Your Inner Child

lost little boy

Jonathan Delavan shares Buddhist-inspired wisdom and guidance on healing emotional wounds.

Loving Your Kid Is Easy. Liking? Not So Much


As an exercise in restoring peace to his head and household, Brent Almond creates a list of what he likes most about his son.

Jeff Jackson: The Ultimate Grounding Experience

Jeff Jackson Twins

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

To My Dear Son: Failure IS an Option


Hoping to find a teachable moment about the success that can be found in failure, Joseph Albert Mastropiero seizes a moment on a bouncy slide.

I’m Still Your Dad: Fears of Coming Out Trans To My Step-Son

father and son on the beach

His stepson knows he’s a a sex educator and LGBTQ activist, but how does he explain that he is also transgender

My Dear Son, This is How to Treat a Woman

father son talk

A father offers his expert advise on what to do, and not to do, to find and happily marry the right woman.

Kids Are Not a Boxed Set

two boys

Try as they might to hide it, I can see the disappointed looks on people’s faces as they say they were hoping for a girl.

6 Lessons From Teaching My Son to Shave

teenage boy shaving

A father contemplates the meaning of manhood, and the lessons inherent in safe, effective hair removal.

WTF Is Puberty?

WTF Is Puberty by TomSka

TomSka tells you everything you need to know about puberty in 7 minutes.

A Dad Without Daycare


When faced with the prospect of a closed daycare, a concerned dad seeks out advice on how to fill the day.

‘I Never Had Any Friends Later On Like the Ones I Had When I Was Twelve.’

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Dr. Steven Hanley on “Stand by Me” and male friendship.

Worrying Won’t Help Love

man worrying

It isn’t possible to worry about people and love them at the same time because worry is fear-based and love is not.

The Hug that Ruined My Son’s Birthday Party

little boy birthday

I don’t want my sons to learn that it is okay to force physical touch — not even it it’s family.