Dad’s Résumé

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An unfortunately-named file attachment carries with it a world of connotations in Ann Clark’s poem about a résumé and aging.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail

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While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

David Guba looks at a recent news story about an American fathering “claiming” a kingdom in Africa to make his daughter a princess and considers what lessons the father might be teaching his young heiress.

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

Following the death of his infant daughter, a father reached out online, looking for help with altering a picture, and received back a huge outpouring of kindness and support.

Raising Compassionate Boys: An Experiment in Parenting

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In response to the plethora of school shootings, sexual assaults, and viral humiliations, Kozo Hattori is arming his sons with compassion.

What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson shares an anecdote from the White House Summit on Working Families that suggests that corporate America is beginning to take work-life balance issues for parents more seriously.

You’re in Charge of Your Body. I Still Get to Make Rules.

You're in Charge of Your Body. I Still Get to Make Rules.

John Kinnear loves the feminist dad shirt meme that’s been making the rounds, but wants his daughter to know that saying “she makes the rules” isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.

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.

Five Steps to Becoming the Perfect Parent

Five Steps to Becoming the Perfect Parent

Josh Misner wondered what he would tell his children if they ever asked for advice on how to be a good parent. Here’s what he came up with…

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.

10 Discontinued Junk Foods That My Son Will Never Get the Chance to Eat

10 Discontinued Junk Foods That My Son Will Never Get the Chance to Eat

Zach Rosenberg waxes rhapsodic about all of the novelty junk food from his childhood that he’ll never be able to share with his son. Ecto Cooler, anyone?

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.