Two Red Shoes, a Daughter’s Tears, and a Lesson on the Road

He helped his daughter navigate her emotions by letting her unravel—and then helping her rebuild.

My Dad vs. Pastor Dad

The journey to finding balance and embracing acceptance.

Why This Dad Hates Participation Trophies

When we reward everyone, no one learns.

Learning To Let My Daughters Learn The Hard Way

In an effort to raise capable kids, it seems like I’m the one that needs to learn the most.

Travel Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Chris Forte’s reflection on a trip to China.

6 Ways To Compliment Your Daughter Other Than “You’re Pretty”

Sometimes your daughter needs to hear more than “You’re Pretty”. Here are six ways to compliment her. — As a dad of twins (boy and girl), I always told myself that I would, to the best of my ability, treat my children equally and not succumb to gender stereotypes or conformity. They wear all colors, […]


English poet Anne Lawrence Bradshaw reflects on her grandfather’s World War II service and its impact on her father.

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child Can Be a Private Hell at First

For a highly sensitive child, the wiring in their brain requires patient and astute parents.

Paternal Instinct and the Dad’s Sole Purpose

You’re the dad who your kids need to be their dad.

Paternity Certainty and the Good Dad

Should paternity certainty be important to good men?

My Father Buys a Ballroom in Shanghai, China, 1944

Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.

The Most Important Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Some lessons stick with us long after someone is gone.

I Pray My Daughter Never Believes in Sin

Should we be teaching our children–on top of everything else–that they’re sinners?

Between Me and Death

Parkinson’s Disease and a parent’s past and present are the subjects of Dion O’Reilly’s moving poem.

Comment of the Day: After I got divorced, I was open to dating women with children …

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How I Found Love Again For My Father

And healing through forgiveness