Dear Son, You Have Taught Me So Much …

Dear Son by Larry Hagner

Founder of The Good Dad Project Larry Hagner thought he was teaching his son … but here’s what he learned.

Download This: My Troubled Love Affair with Buying Music

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Jon Magidsohn considers how we get music today and what’s changed since we treasured record collections and copied cassette tapes.

Going Downhill With My Father

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For Mike Copperman, a family hike turned into a realization of the roles he and his father share in each other’s lives.

My Homegrown Haircuts

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For Reginald Schroeder, haircuts are more than just a few minutes in a chair with scissors and clippers.

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.

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.

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…

An Ex-Marine Father’s Touching Response To His Son’s Coming Out Letter

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Sometimes the hardest part of coming out out is the waiting for, “What now?”. Jack Freedman shares what happened when he told his tough, ex-marine father.

I’m Proud of You: The Dance of Fathers and Sons

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Last night, John McElhenney’s son gave him a gift—one he never got the chance to give his own father.

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written…

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written...

Dave Kelly is not looking forward to the day he has to explain his brain tumor to his young son.

My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within

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On the day of my mother’s funeral, my father had quadruple bypass surgery. It was an odd blessing for my siblings and me.

Why Fathers Should Choose Their Words Reverently

Why Fathers Should Choose Their Words Reverently

Douglas Thompson talks about how much words can matter in the relationship between a father and his children.

As Tears Go By

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Ben Shaberman shares how he became a man who cries. It was a surprise, beginning with a movie and an unexpected connection to his father.

The Lasting Legacy Of A Father’s Lessons

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In the midst of grieving, a grown son discovers his late father’s legacy.

The Mended Heart

The Mended Heart by Horia Varlan

Losing his father at age nine fractured Thomas Fiffer’s heart, but he found his way back to wholeness.

Dreams and Lost Opportunities of My Father

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Charles Hale has pictures of his father’s life in the Navy. He wonders how his father felt about things that didn’t happen.