On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi

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Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

Discussions About Death; It’s an Act of Kindness

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Meditating on our own death might seem morbid, but it is responsible and loving.

More than a Meme: What It Means to Be the Father of a Disabled Child

More than a Meme: What It Means to Be the Father of a Child with a Disability in Today’s World

Gary Dietz argues that fathers of disabled children need to embrace their evolving role in society and actively support, both physically and emotionally, caregivers in similar situations.

The New “Annie” and the Untold Story of the African-American Father

The New “Annie” and the Untold Story of the African-American Father

Nathaniel Turner was pleasantly surprised at how much the new movie adaptation of “Annie” challenged the common portrayal of African-American dads in popular media.

Habitual Anger: What Is Your Go-To Response?

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Anger sometimes becomes our response when we don’t understand something. Christian Lyons provides guidance on how to change this emotional habit.

Not Humming

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Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.

My Son, the 5th Grade Gynecologist

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A story about the most awkward parent-teacher conference, ever.

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David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.

These Videos of Dads Playing Their Kids’ Instruments Will Melt Your Heart

These Videos of Dads Playing Their Kids’ Instruments Will Melt Your Heart

Giving a kid a drum set is supposed to be a parent’s worst nightmare. These dads would disagree…

December 2014

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Peter Putnam offers an image of hope and growth in the midst of a time marked by destruction and hate.

A Ray of Hope in a Violent World: My Son Got it Right

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Kids will learn some things all on their own. Spencer Dryden is thankful for this one.

Seven Things to Keep in Mind While Caring for a Dying Parent

Seven Things You Need to Know About Caring for a Dying Parent

James Delles remembers what it was like to care for his father in his last days and offers a few tips about what anyone assuming the caregiver role for a parent really needs to know about death and dying.

With Conflicting Expectations for Men, How Do I Raise a Son?

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We want men to be able to problem-solve. We want them to empathize,too, and know when not to solve a problem. Aaron Anderson, a father, wonders what can parents of sons do?

Should Parents Really Care If There’s a Play-Doh Piece That Kind of Looks Like a Penis?

Should Parents Really Care If There's a Play-Doh Piece That Kind of Looks Like a Penis?

Mike Reynolds considers the online gall and outrage surrounding the recent “Play-Doh penis” controversy and wonders what’s really getting parents so agitated.

Working Class Dogs: Is the Male Presence in the Workforce REALLY Dwindling?

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Recent reports claim that skilled men are being overlooked in the 21st century workplace…or is it something else entirely? Christian Lyons looks more deeply into these claims.

The Eight Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own

The Eight Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own

Not every kids’ book is the right fit for every kid. But there are certain types of books that every kid should encounter when they’re young.