Peeling Back the Labels: My Newfound View of Men


What makes a good man? Yasmina Blackburn reflects on how perspectives can shape the views about men.

Fathers, Their Daughters and the Super Heroes, That Was the Dad Week We Had


Lead Dads Editor Rob Watson recaps the conversation we had here at the Good Men Project this week. Daughters bonding with dads in garages, and elsewhere. Then there were the super heroes. Catch up on anything you missed.

To My Daughters: You Are More Powerful Than You Ever Imagined


Patrick Sallee wants his daughters use the power of their words wisely.

The Truth About Black Fathers: Celebrating the Man Who Raised Me

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Denene Miller explodes the myth that Black fathers leave. So many more square their shoulders, extend their arms and open their hearts.

My Dad and I Aren’t Beautiful

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Graduate student Ariel Gordon reflects on the special relationship she has with her father.

Sailing Lessons


There is much to be heard in the silence between a father and his daughter.

4 Ways My Daughters Make Me a Better Father

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Our kids can teach us a lot about parenting … as long as we pay attention.

The Importance of Fathers

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Karen Jones shares two personal stories on the presence and absence of fathers in their children’s lives.

Jeremy Chua: 100% Without Question, Love

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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 […]

4 Ways Dads Can Raise Stronger Girls

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A chance comment in the toy store got Ty Phillips thinking about how our culture shames women and how he wants his daughters to grow up.

Dear Sweet Girl, Don’t Ever Stop Skipping


“You may let all your grown-up cares slow your stride, until all you can manage to do is just walk. That would be a shame because you were born to skip.”

4 Things Fathers of Girls Can Do to Raise Confident Women

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Ty Phillips is raising his girls to be confident, independent women, because who they are and who they become isn’t up to him.

How Fathers Inspire Confidence in Girls

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Women of the world talk about how their dads helped them grow up to be strong.

After Divorce, With Kids, It’s Not Dating—It’s Finding the Right Partner

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Divorced Dad Patrick Sallee lays down the four non-negotiables he needs in a partner.

What I Learned About Adult Rebellion From My 3-Year-Old Daughter

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Learning to defuse his daughter’s tantrums taught Ty Phillips a surprising lesson about himself.

Microtia, My Daughter’s ‘Lucky Fin’

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Johnathan Bane finds unique and creative ways to help his daughter through an abnormality of her ear.