The Artist and the Bully


“Nobody’s Special!” The Bully poured these words over a student at my daughter’s school. Tears marched down her cheeks and into her soul.

The Paradox of Playing Small

The Paradox by Steven Pisano

Does a woman need a man to keep her life on track? Edie Weinstein’s father gave conflicting advice.

A Daughter’s Note to Her Father


She did everything she could to make her father happy before realizing this important lesson.

Coming of Age: Dad’s Influence on Girls to Women

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Being a teenager is hard. Being a parent is hard. Be the Dad that bridges the gap.

When and How to Forgive Dad


How does someone go about forgiving a father for a multitude of sins? Henrietta M. Ross tells us how. — Forgiveness. It’s a word thrown around breezily these days. Facebook pictures implore you to forgive whilst cuddling your cat, whilst books, quotes, religious texts, do something similar. Even in conversations with others, the message often […]

What I Learned From My Dad’s Depression


She had a complicated relationship with her father. He died four months ago.

Steve Inzero: Love Without Reservation


Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]



R.G. Evans takes a sobering look at a failed marriage and a man’s attempt to do right by his daughter.

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know as She Starts Dating

10 Things by Pabak Sarkar

Angela Keck’s advice for her dating-age daughter has value for all young women.



Jan Clausen’s remembrance of her father reminds us that memory is complex and grief is never linear.

A List of Things I’m Consciously Trying To Teach My Daughter

daughter at three Johnathan Bane

Johnathan Bane knows he is teaching his three-year-old daughter how to navigate life in the 21st century. And in order to figure out what exactly he is teaching her, he made a list.

How To Really Help Your Wife and Kids


Dillan DiGiovanni offers an innovative way men can really help their families.

On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi


Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

Somehow the Music


Grant Clauser offers an affecting poem on those who are often alone during the holiday season.

Finding My Daughter’s Hand

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Thom Bassett recalls being an absent dad, and how much love and effort it took to find his way back into his daughter’s life.

Why I Let My Daughter Hang Out With Men At The Bar


Lifting weights has broken male misconceptions for this mom and gym owner—while building a stronger relationship with her teen daughter.