Young, Black, and Powerful

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Brandon Greene shares a poem dedicated to his son about growing up as a black man.

How My Daughter Taught Me About Enlightenment

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David Shechtman allows us to see a small, beautiful moment between him and his daughter, and shows us what gratitude is all about.

How to Be a More Mindful Parent

How to Be a More Mindful Parent

Cliff Hsia offers suggestions on how parents can attempt to be more present and engaged when interacting with their young children.

The Day I Became a Dad: 9 Fathers Share Birth Stories

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Let’s dispense once and for all with the myth of fathers being absent, absent-minded, or absolutely clueless when it comes to childbirth.

What Does Fatherhood Look Like? I’ve Never Seen It

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Jon Magidsohn wonders if it’s possible to capture fatherhood with a camera.

My Son Missed Out On the Golden Age of Video Game Arcades

My Son Missed Out On the Golden Age of Video Game Arcades

Zach Rosenberg takes a nostalgic look back at the largely extinct video arcade and wonders what lessons his video game-loving son could’ve gleaned from the old-school arcade culture.

My Problem With Boys

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Ariel Chesler is a dad of daughters who is sick and tired of how parents of boys feel justified to let their kids destroy things, because “boys will be boys” excuse.

Being a Better Parent Means Being a Better Driver

Being a Better Parent Means Being a Better Driver

Jeff Bogle cites a recent study which claims that parents are the primary influence on how their children will drive one day, arguing that it is more important than ever for parents to put down their phones and model safe driving behavior in front of their kids.

I Took Back My Father’s Name

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I often hear people giving thanks to the strong women that raised them. Mentions of a dad’s impact is rare. Perhaps because it’s a mystery to me personally, but I long for more stories about great men raising children.

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

My Daughter Throws Like a Girl and My Son Is Such a Boy

Dave Lesser can’t ignore the innate gender differences between his daughter and son, but won’t let them be limited or defined by phrases like “girly-girl” or “boys will be boys.”

Hey Scary Mommy, Stupid Dad Jokes Aren’t Funny

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Mike Cruse points out that if we remain tolerant of idiot dad jokes, we’re marginalizing the role that fathers play in the life of their children.

The Path To Infinity And Beyond, With My Son

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John Patrick Weiss on how a children’s film inspired him to make time for loved ones.

Age Doesn’t Dim His Blue Eyes

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Dan Szczesny searches for connections with the dad of his youth.

Tweets of the Day – Veterans Day and More

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See what our readers are saying about us on Twitter!

Gimme the Beat, Boys, and Free My Soul: A Playlist for Divorced Dads

Gimme the Beat, Boys, and Free My Soul: A Playlist for Divorced Dads

Many of the best songs are written about break-ups, but do any of them speak to what a divorced father is going through? Ben Railton shares this playlist of six songs that do…

DIY Jellyfish – Delight Your Kids Tonight

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Not every DIY project has to be serious, or even functional. Sometimes, you can do it just to make someone giggle.