Growing Up Secular

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Dewaine Farria struggles with how to raise a secular child in a world that bombards them with religious messages.

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.

Dads In Divorce: If You Parent 50/50 You Should Divorce 50/50

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If you want 50/50 parenting, and are ready in your heart and mind to step up to the large task of co-parenting, then you should go for it.

8 of the Most Awesome Dads Ever

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Fatherhood: you’re doing it right.

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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I’m giving my child to you. Please return him in the same or better condition in which you receive him.

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.

“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.

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

David Guba looks at a recent news story about an American fathering “claiming” a kingdom in Africa to make his daughter a princess and considers what lessons the father might be teaching his young heiress.

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cort Ruddy looks at how major retailers are gendering the clothing options for young boys and girls and wonders what messages these clothing items are sending to our kids.

Watch This Dad Take On a Closed-Minded Radio Host Who Is Mad About Boys Wearing Dresses

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Seth Menachem, whose son sometimes likes to wear dresses, handles criticism from a radio show with admirable wit and fortitude.

How-to Guide for Dads to Talk to Sons About Women [Video]

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When it’s time for “that other talk,” these ideas could make it a little bit easier.

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

Following the death of his infant daughter, a father reached out online, looking for help with altering a picture, and received back a huge outpouring of kindness and support.

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.