Patience: A Dad’s Confession

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Good Dad Project Larry Hagner admits that, as a dad, he struggles every day with patience.

What’s a Dad to Do When His Daughter Wants to Dress as Han Solo?

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…put on a Princess Leia costume, of course.

Being the Primary Caregiver Doesn’t Mean Being the Favorite Parent. And Sometimes That Really Sucks.

Being the Primary Caregiver Doesn’t Mean Being the Favorite Parent. And Sometimes That Really Sucks.

Dave Lesser knows that he can’t always be his children’s favorite parent. But that doesn’t make it hurt any less.

My Sensitive Son and His Place in the World

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As a therapist, Lina Acosta Sandaal knows that our society does not let boys and men have big feelings.

The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad

The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad

When Frederick J. Goodall went to his son’s preschool to read one day, he had no idea that he would end up being the first father who had ever read to the class.

I am a Blind Father. How Can I Show My Child That I Appreciate Her Artwork?

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Samantha Rodman, advice columnist, answers what she believes is the best question she’s gotten yet.

Moving Up the Generational Ladder: How My Grandfather’s Death Saved My Family

Moving Up the Generational Ladder: How My Grandfather’s Death Saved My Family

Kevin Sterling reflects on the profound personal lessons and inspirations he was able to glean from his grandfather’s long and storied life.

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Generations

Alex Gallo-Brown shares the difficult adventures of three generations of men in an Italian-American family.

Dads Cosplay Too: How One Dad Turned His Son Into Rocket Raccoon

Dads Cosplay Too: How One Dad Turned His Son Into Rocket Raccoon

James Estrada wanted to find a “Guardians of the Galaxy” costume for his son and decided, with some help from his friends, to make it himself. The result was better than anything he ever could’ve found in a Halloween costume shop…

There Aren’t Fathers Where I Am From

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Michaela Richards shows us how she finds support without fathers or friends where she comes from.

The United States of America: Behind on Paid Parental Leave

The United States of America: Behind on Paid Parental Leave

Brandon Billinger makes the case that the United States is well behind the global curve when it comes to paid parental leave and suggests ways that men and women can help change that trend.

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

15 Things All Dads of Daughters Should Know

Justin Ricklefs has four daughters and, over the years, he’s put together this list of fifteen things that fathers need to know about their daughters.

When Your Son Leaves Home – And He’s Only 7

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Perhaps the hardest part of being a divorced parent is letting your child go.

Communicado

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Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.

5 Awesome Side Effects of Becoming a Dad

5 Side Effects of Becoming a Dad

Kevin Sterling lists the five best things that improved about himself once he realized that he was going to be a dad.

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia breaks down the pros and cons of parents taking a “kidsmoon,” a.k.a. taking their first real vacation away from their children.