To Meddling Parents of Grown Children: STAND DOWN!

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As parents our ultimate goal should be to produce self-sufficient humans who will make good choices in life.

Great Lengths: Letting Go of My Daughter’s Hair

Great Lengths: Letting Go of My Daughter’s Hair

When Adam Cherepski’s six-year-old asked to get her hair drastically cut, he begged her to change her mind—until he heard the reason why.

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Creative This Summer

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Looking for a way to keep the kids active and away from the TV screen this summer? Tom Sturges has a few tips for parents.

Five Ways to Radically Improve Your Relationships (according to a 5-year-old)

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While no child is perfect, there is much to learn when it comes to interacting with others and negotiating ongoing and important relationships.

How to Turn Your Kid into a Hardcore Comic Book Geek

How to Turn Your Kid into a Hardcore Comic Book Geek

Now that Comic Con 2014 is over, Tom Burns offers parents some tips on how to get their kids interested in comic books, so they’ll be ready to geek out with their mom and dad at next year’s Con.

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again.

This Moment Is More Precious Than You Think

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Alex Yarde heard the story of a young man who found a “ghost” of his father in an old Xbox, and it reminded him to appreciate even the smallest moments with his kids.

The 7 Things I’ve Stopped Worrying About as a Parent

The 7 Things I’ve Stopped Worrying About as a Parent

Like most parents, Jeff Bogle started his career as a dad with a long list of worries. But now that his kids are older, here are some of the things he’s not worrying about any more…

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.

This Obsession With Parenting is Out of Control

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The debates we have about parenting are marked by judgmentalism and paranoia. Enough.

Evidence 101: Yes, I Really Did Love Your Dad!

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Recovering from a divorce is one thing. Admitting you loved him after the years of hurt is another.

‘I Had a King Once’

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A story of love for a great man.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail

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While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.

“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.

Mrs. Bloomingdale

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Bob Marrow shares the story of his childhood play area, and a friend he met in the process.

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.