While the Rest of the World Supports Families and Children, the U.S. is a Global Embarrassment

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America: We are behind the times, and it’s embarrassing. Nick Chiles calls for nation wide action.

Why I Won’t Stop Going on Dates with My Daughters

Why I Won’t Stop Going on Dates with My Daughters

Mike Reynolds isn’t buying into recent arguments that allege that it’s unseemly to use the word “date” to describe the time he spends with his daughters.

How My Eleven Year Old Son Taught Me That Having a Gay Character in ‘Train Your Dragon’ is Important

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Role models come in all shapes and sizes, including giant cartoon characters and adopted big brothers.

How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader

Michael Carley offers advice for parents who want to encourage their children to embrace books and reading at a young age.

Talking Politics with My Daughter: The Neverlution will be Continuously Televised

Talking Politics with My Daughter: The Neverlution will be Continuously Televised

Sean Davis tried to talk about current events with his teenaged daughter and she shrugged. So he decided to give her a history lesson.

My Nine Year Old Son is Gay

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Lisa Keating of The Next Family, along with her son, shares what happened in their family when he told them he is gay.

Fatherhood—Does It Matter? Yes, Now More Than Ever!

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Graham Phoenix posed in a boat with his father, he now wonders whether fatherhood matters. Reading ‘Why Fatherhood Matters’ in Esquire he understands why it does.

Celebrating the Goodness of Dads

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Joanna Schroeder looks back on how her husband—who as she says was “born to be a dad”—allowed her the space to be present with her children and celebrate the good.

The Thanks I Owe Him #ThanksDad

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As part of the “Thanks, Dad” campaign, Matthew Branch shares how his father shaped the ways he thinks of a good man.

Telling Our Story: Why It Matters That #DadsRead

Telling Our Story: Why It Matters That #DadsRead

Felix Brandon Lloyd knows the impact that a father’s presence can have on a child, which is why he regularly makes time to read with his children and supports the #DadsRead campaign.

The Evolution of Fatherhood

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Rob Azavedo shares his feelings on being a father before and after his child’s birth.

My Father Never Returned Library Books: A Father’s Day Reading Remembrance

My Father Never Returned Library Books: A Father’s Day Reading Remembrance

Tom Burns’ dad loved libraries and he loved to read. However, he didn’t like giving libraries their books back. This is his story.

Should We Just Cancel Father’s Day?

Should We Just Cancel Father’s Day?

Pete Wilgoren wonders if Father’s Day will ever be able to compete with Mother’s Day and advocates for people to start taking the day a little more seriously.

Why The Modern Library Is a Place of Refuge for Parents and Kids Alike

Why The Modern Library Is a Place of Refuge for Kids and Parents Alike

When his son’s school was temporarily closed, Jeff Tepper quickly learned that public libraries have become vital places of community and education for families with children.

Lessons Learned From My Dad: A Father’s Day Tribute

Lessons Learned From My Dad: A Father's Day Tribute

Doyin Richards offers this tribute to his incredibly accomplished father, collecting five of the best lessons that his dad taught him about being a parent.

The Next Chapter: Reading with My Sons During My Divorce

The Next Chapter: Reading with My Sons During My Divorce

During a difficult time, Ben Railton struggled to share one of his favorite childhood books with his sons, a reading experience that bonded them in unexpected ways.