5 Foolproof Parenting Tips for Dads with Daughters

5 Foolproof Parenting Tips for Dads with Daughters

Because being a great dad is not as hard as you think….

Somehow the Music

Undated

Grant Clauser offers an affecting poem on those who are often alone during the holiday season.

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

Adam Crawford’s daughter passed away when she was nine months old. This is what he’s learned about moving forward, as a father and as a man, after an unspeakable tragedy.

After Visiting My Brother in Prison

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Justin Jannise explores past and present, inside and outside, in this moving poem of family and uncertainty.

The Insincerity of Modern Parenting

The Insincerity of Modern Parenting

Adam Hall wonders how modern parents can ever be honest about their kids when everything they say is constantly being recorded and scrutinized on social media.

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

There are many, many reasons for the holiday season, but, just because commercialization is gross, that doesn’t mean that we should forget how positive and constructive toys can be in the right hands.

Chinese Dad on Bus Kisses Daughter, Has to Defend Himself to Police

Chinese Dad on Bus Kisses Daughter, Has to Defend Himself to Police

A Chinese man was accused of inappropriate contact with a minor last week after a video went viral of him kissing his own daughter on a bus. Is the world we now live in?

Making it Work Without Working: The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad

Making it Work Without Working: The Story of a Stay-at-Home-Dad

After being the primary caregiver for his kids for several years, Jeff Dotts thought he might be ready to return to the work force. He was wrong.

Mountain Ash Berries

Horseplay

Ed Harkness writes of “the sting of living” in this fond memory of horseplay with his sons.

The Bet

Dad-Son

Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.

Finding My Daughter’s Hand

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Thom Bassett recalls being an absent dad, and how much love and effort it took to find his way back into his daughter’s life.

You’re a Stay-at-Home Dad? You Must Be…

You’re a Stay-at-Home Dad? You Must Be…

Chris Bernholdt is a proud stay-at-home dad, but he can’t believe how some people still question the masculinity of men who choose to be their children’s primary caregiver.

How Improv Comedy Made Me a Better Parent

How Improv Comedy Made Me a Better Parent

Tom Burns wasn’t particularly good at improv comedy, but improv did teach him a valuable lesson that has served him well as a father.

Dodging the Crimson Bullet: How a False Alarm Helped Me Realize I Am (Mostly) Ready for My Little Girl to Start Growing Up

Dodging the Crimson Bullet: How a False Alarm Helped Me Realize I Am (Mostly) Ready for My Little Girl to Start Growing Up

Brian Gawlak missed almost every major milestone in his young daughter’s life, but, one day, unexpectedly found himself facing the one big milestone that he wasn’t sure he was ready for…

How Do You Talk About Divorce?

How Do You Talk About Divorce?

Faced with friends ending their marriages, Bryan Alkire wonders about the best ways to remain supportive and explain the concept of divorce to his young children.

8 Tips For Becoming a Successful Single Dad

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No one denies that becoming a single dad is hard. Here are tips from other single dads that could help make the transition easier.