Dear Dad: The One With the Cell Phone and the “Best Friend Mom”

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After realizing his friend finds himself in a similar position with an out of control teenage daughter, a frustrated father turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice.

Hey Dad, What’s the Best Age for Teaching your Kids Another Language?


Easier than it looks? The Florence Myles on picking up a new language.

One Surefire Solution To Sibling Rivalry


As the father of feuding sisters, Chris Farley Ratcliffe discovers the perfect solution to bringing peace to his home.

Day 20 – Nappy Flap Flop

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The philosopher George Santayana said, ‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ Sam Avery is now pretty sure he knows what that means.

A Dad’s Victory Within A Struggle: His Kids Did Not Notice


Faced with ongoing struggle, Tom Williams reflects on the importance of maintaining normalcy for his children.

What My Father Taught Me About Friendship

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Raised by a widowed father, she learned from him that there is only one word that describes true friendship.

I’m Taking a ‘Wear Beige and Lay Low’ Approach with My Teenager


As the father of a teenage boy, I have become a skilled eggshell walker.

To My Son Who is Neither Here Nor There

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

The Man Who Carried Snakes

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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

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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.

Make the Last Days of Summer With Your Kids Count

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Summer’s nearly over and school’s around the corner. So make the most of playtime with your kids.

They Might Be Giants – Omnicorn (Dial-A-Song Week 32) Video!


New York Post-Punk Underground Pioneers turned children’s song pied pipers TMBG debut OMNICORN!

How to Know If Breaking Up With Your Parents Is Healthy

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Jordan Kozey outlines 5 scenarios in which cutting ties with your parents is the best course for everyone.

A Dad Against ‘Dads Against Daughters Dating’

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Troubled by a t-shirt slogan and what it represents, Mike Reynolds explores the prospect of his daughters dating down the road.

10 Things Successful Modern Families Do Differently

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Family therapist Quentin Hafner pinpoints 10 characteristics of modern families that keep them happy, healthy, and hanging together.