Finally, A Parenting Skill I’m Good At… Embarrassing My Kids

Finally, A Parenting Skill I'm Good At... Embarrassing My Kids

Knowing how to mortify your children in public is a powerful skill for any parent. Cort Ruddy debates the best ways to use his newfound superpower.

Why It Doesn’t Matter What You Think About Breastfeeding in Public

Why It Doesn't Matter What You Think About Breastfeeding in Public

There are several recurring arguments people bring up against a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Scott Posey disagrees with them all.

Does Sincerity Matter?

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I thought showing sincerity and kindness, along with openly expressing my love for my daughters after divorce would be enough. I was wrong.

A Boy from New Jersey Learns About BBQ

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Stephen and Adam Podowitz-Thomas of The Next Family share what happens when New Jersey and North Carolina meet over BBQ.

One Father’s Take on Why “Like a Girl” Should No Longer Be Considered an Insult

Why “Like a Girl” Should No Longer Be Considered an Insult

Joel Gratcyk recalls his personal history with being told he was acting “like a girl” and how he plans to make sure that his children recognize the phrase as the compliment it is.

Finding Our Place in the Modern Family

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As a husband and father, Christopher Green doesn’t feel confined to traditional gender roles, and hopes more men will adjust to changing times.

Six Terrible Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids

Six Terrible Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids

Dave Lesser breaks down the best- and worst-case scenarios that could result from some of his more questionable parental lessons that he’s been passing down to his children.

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.