Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Balancing Hope and Fear Raising a Gender Non-Conforming Son

Lisa Keating of The Next Family reflects on the recent story of a young boy driven to attempt suicide after being bullied for liking “My Little Pony” and her own concerns about her gender non-conforming son.

Equality Should Shine Through Generations

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When Amelia’s 7-year-old son told her he was gay, she didn’t bat an eye. She credits the lessons learned from another generation.

So What’s the Appeal of Comics Conventions? Family Fun, For One

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The Wizard World Comic Convention recently hit Sacramento. Jay Snook talked to a few attendees about the magic of the con.

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

David Vienna breaks down the hottest trend in parenting right now—The “Calm The F*** Down” method. And he’s talking about you, not your kids

A Stay-At-Home Dad to Stay-At-Home Moms Everywhere: Let’s Call a Truce

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Contrary to popular belief, Chad Welch doesn’t want to be complemented just for meeting the minimal requirements of parenting either.

Is It Acceptable to Wear Pajamas at Your Kids’ Bus Stop?

Is It Acceptable to Wear Pajamas at Your Kid’s Bus Stop?

Aaron Gouveia is locked in a debate for the ages with his wife, all about the appropriateness of wearing pajama pants outside of the house

Why Children Must Be Trained in Conflict Resolution

Why Children Must Be Trained in Conflict Resolution

Nathaniel A. Turner argues that the people your children interact with every day are vital in how they learn to resolve both their internal and external conflicts

33 Things I Want My Sons to Know

33 Things I Want My Sons to Know

Andy Smithson assembled a list of thirty-three simple, yet complex truths about being a man that he wants to pass onto his sons one day

Five Simple Ways That Dads Can Step Up and Become More Engaged Parents

Five Simple Ways That Dads Can Step Up and Become More Engaged Parents

Sean Fuss offers tips on how men can stop being seen as babysitters and start being seen as active, involved parents

True Love: Dads and Mini Vans

True Love: Dads and Mini Vans

Ben Liebing thinks back to his childhood, to the moments where his father happily put his family first, and sees each moment as an expression of love

Being a Dad of No Trades: What Are We Obligated to Teach Our Children?

Being a Dad of No Trades: What Are We Obligated to Teach Our Children?

Mike Julianelle isn’t the kind of dad who can fix a car or build a house, which makes him worry about what he has left to teach his young son

Dear Future Mom: People With Down Syndrome Explain to New Parents What Life Will be Like with a Down Syndrome Child

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Discovering that her unborn child has Down syndrome prompted an expectant mother to ask “What kind of life will my child have?”

Why One Father Supports Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign and Thinks You Should Too

Why One Father Supports Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign and Thinks You Should Too

The #BanBossy movement has sharply divided the opinions of fathers online, but Scott Behson believes that the campaign isn’t really about banning words—it’s about standing up for women

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How The Justice System Failed Gerard Richardson

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Gerard Richardson was recently released after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Was this a one time mistake or just more proof that our justice system is failing?

The Importance of Buying Normal Clothes for Our Daughters and What You Can Do About It

The Importance of Buying Normal Clothes for Our Daughters and What You Can Do About It

Tom Burns is tired of the limited clothing choices presented to young girls and supports some recent efforts to provide our daughters with options beyond all things pink and bedazzled

Daddy Duty: A Story of Bath Time Horrors

Daddy Duty: A Story of Bath Time Horrors

Adam Cherepski loves being a dad, but, acknowledges that, sometimes, being a dad involves doing things you’re not particularly proud of