Call for Submissions: Marriage and Parenthood

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We want to hear from you about how you balance your marriage and your kids.

Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

Scott Behson writes about Mets Daniel Murphy paternity leave

A trio of sports radio pundits made awful comments in reaction to New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave. Their ugly, ignorant remarks are a disgrace and need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms

The Things I Feel Most Guilty About as a Parent

The Things I Feel Most Guilty About as a Parent

Every parent has a secret list of things they wish they could be doing better. This is Mike Reynolds’ list…

Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Lisa Keating of The Next Family reflects on the recent story of a young boy driven to attempt suicide after being bullied for liking “My Little Pony” and her own concerns about her gender non-conforming son.

Misophonia: The Terror of Listening to My Son Eat

Misophonia: The Terror of Listening to My Son Eat

Zach Rosenberg didn’t know why he’d get irrationally angry while listening to his family eating until he learned that his reaction was being triggered by a very real neurological condition

Watch Wil Wheaton Explain to a 7-Year-Old How to Stay True to Oneself When Bullied

Bullying is never a victims fault

Actor Wil Wheaton gives a thought provoking advice to a seven years old asking him how to deal with people that bully her for being a “nerd”.

Fatherhood: To Be Calm When You’ve Found Something Going On

Fatherhood: To Be Calm When You've Found Something Going On

Vijay Mann reflects on the birth of his first child, marveling at the impact his young son has already had on how he views the world around him

Amazing Video: Newborn Twins Mimic Embrace from Inside the Womb

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Twins show how they embraced before they were born in a special bath that is designed to mimic what they experience in the womb.

Hey Slacker Dad, Parent the Way You Want and Stop Being a Jerk About It

Hey Slacker Dad, Parent the Way You Want and Stop Being a Jerk About It

Scott Behson calls out an article defending traditional dads from the peer pressure of “50/50 dads” for unnecessarily insulting “involved” fathers and referring to them as “Wet Wipes”

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

David Vienna breaks down the hottest trend in parenting right now—The “Calm The F*** Down” method. And he’s talking about you, not your kids

Warm Words and Strong Arms: How to Hold the Sensitive Child

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Some people are just sensitive. The barrier between them and the world is particularly thin, and it allows a lot more ‘stuff’ in.

When Kids Write Scripts (video)

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I’ll never look at door-to-door penguin salesmen the same way again.

Is It Acceptable to Wear Pajamas at Your Kids’ Bus Stop?

Is It Acceptable to Wear Pajamas at Your Kid’s Bus Stop?

Aaron Gouveia is locked in a debate for the ages with his wife, all about the appropriateness of wearing pajama pants outside of the house

“Guns themselves are not the issue, taking lives is.”

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This comment by Mike Welch on the post The Handgun Rules

Why Banning Handheld Devices from Your Kids Won’t Make Them Smarter, Skinnier, or Happier

Why Banning Handheld Devices from Your Kids Won’t Make Them Smarter, Skinnier, or Happier

Scott Posey counters a recent argument made for not letting children use handheld devices, arguing that the problem lies with permissive parenting, not with technology

Why Children Must Be Trained in Conflict Resolution

Why Children Must Be Trained in Conflict Resolution

Nathaniel A. Turner argues that the people your children interact with every day are vital in how they learn to resolve both their internal and external conflicts