Pushing Boundaries

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A reflection on how our childhood bad habits can follow us and hold us back as adults.

My Journey Into the Spectrum; A Mother’s Visit to a Gay-Straight Alliance Meeting

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From supporting her just-out-of-the-closet son, to a group hug with a roomful of self-doubting teens, one mother’s quest to ease the pain of being different.

5 Regrets Every Father of a Daughter Will Face

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Being a dad is never easy, but you don’t have to look back on your little girl’s childhood with regret.

I’m the Mother. Not the Primary Caregiver Of My Children.

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Lina Acosta Sandaal on how to share the load as parents.

5 Reasons Why Feminism Needs to Address Child Abuse (While Yes, Recognizing That Women Can Be Abusive Too)

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When it comes to addressing domestic abuse and working to eradicate it, feminism has played a critical role. But we need to see the abuse of children for what it is, regardless of the abuser’s gender.

Once Upon a Vasectomy …

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Tor Constantino marks the anniversary of his vasectomy with a pithy poem in the tradition of Dr. Seuss—to be clear, Dr. Seuss did NOT perform the vasectomy.

My Son Missed Out On the Golden Age of Video Game Arcades

My Son Missed Out On the Golden Age of Video Game Arcades

Zach Rosenberg takes a nostalgic look back at the largely extinct video arcade and wonders what lessons his video game-loving son could’ve gleaned from the old-school arcade culture.

My Problem With Boys

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Ariel Chesler is a dad of daughters who is sick and tired of how parents of boys feel justified to let their kids destroy things, because “boys will be boys” excuse.

Being a Better Parent Means Being a Better Driver

Being a Better Parent Means Being a Better Driver

Jeff Bogle cites a recent study which claims that parents are the primary influence on how their children will drive one day, arguing that it is more important than ever for parents to put down their phones and model safe driving behavior in front of their kids.

Every Child is Equal

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Do you know by looking at a child who they will turn out to be?

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

Dave Lesser can’t ignore the innate gender differences between his daughter and son, but won’t let them be limited or defined by phrases like “girly-girl” or “boys will be boys.”

How Keira Knightley’s Breasts Inspired Family Body Image Talk

How Keira Knightley’s Breasts Inspired Family Body Image Talk

Mike Reynolds discusses how Keira Knightley’s recent provocative stance against photoshopped images made him consider his own body image anxieties and how he hopes his daughters will feel about their bodies in the future.

Age Doesn’t Dim His Blue Eyes

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Dan Szczesny searches for connections with the dad of his youth.

A Dad Sounds Off on the “Thank You” Seekers

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Where are the days where good deeds were their own reward? This dad wants them back and the attention seeking to end.

Life Without Children

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James Rigdon has discovered that being a childless 34-year-old man is kind of a big deal.

I Am an American Teacher. I Am an American Soldier.

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American soldier and educator J.D. Wilson explains how the military taught him to be a better teacher and a better man.