Do Daddy Issues Disappear?

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A runaway dad fails to reach out and teaches that pain can and should end.

Taking His Lead: Dancing with My Father

Taking His Lead: Dancing with My Father at My Wedding

Sarah Wells on how her relationship with her father was framed by his song choice for their wedding dance.

Dear Daughter: Stop Rejecting Me!

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Ariel Chesler just wants to be his daughter’s favorite. Is that too much to ask?

A Reel Education: What My Father Taught Me at the Movies

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I’ve learned the most from my dad when we’re sitting in the dark with our mouths closed, my head on his shoulder as the opening credits flicker into place.

Even in Death, a Father’s Love Endures


The last installment of Shoebox Letters features an adult daughter expressing eternal love and gratitude for her father

Daughter to Dad: Be There and Be Accountable

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A daughter reflects on her father’s absence in her childhood, and offers a plea for him to be present for his grandchildren.

Why Implanting a Microchip in My Daughter Should Not Be a Good Idea


Considering the women abducted as teens in Cleveland, Tom Burns schemes to control and protect his six-year-old daughter

Shoebox Letters Reveals What Daughters Say About Dads


Fatherhood inspires Clay Brizendine to create Shoebox Letters, a collection of authentic letters written by daughters to their dads

Driving in Cars with Girls: 3 Steps for Dads to Do Right By Daughters

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In a house full of women, Noble McIntyre is just trying to get it right, from car seats to driving lessons

I Write for the Man Who Can’t

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Daughter finds the strength and legacy in her father’s disability

I Love Uranus!

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Art Edy knows it’s not very mature, but he can’t help but laugh at his daughter’s delight with the planet Uranus.

A Daughter and a Daughter-In-Law


As a parent, you learn to let your kid become his or her own person. But what if, in rolling with the punches, you’re hit with something unexpected?

The Playboy Bunny’s Story and the Father Who Responded

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Lilli B. got a lot of comments on her story about being a Playboy Bunny. But few moved her as much as one from the father of a seven-year-old girl.

Doc Talks: ‘The Marina Experiment’

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Marina Lutz’s father recorded every interaction with his daughter for the first 16 years of her life. After his death, Marina made a documentary.