Emotional Echoes From The White Room

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When a particular space in a home becomes center stage for learning life’s lessons, it can hold a unique place in one’s personal history.

Maturity: Learning It’s Not About You

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Matthew Rozsa discusses three ways in which being mature can be reduced to a single lesson: It isn’t about you.

Can You Get Your Life Back After Having Kids? Would You Want To?

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Simon Kuper talks about the bittersweet feeling of having your children grow up.

Having Tea With The Things That Scare Me Most

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When Billy Flood was a little boy, the video for “Thriller” scared him to the core. Today he’s facing fears that are bigger and much more vast.

Bullying Meets Its Match

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After years of abuse at school, Claire Tietgen wanted to die. Now, though, she’s found a reason for living thanks to Mixed Martial Arts.

A Father-Daughter Story

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Vic Sizemore realizes his daughter is about to be a teenager, and sees how much their lives are changing.

10 Ways To Know You’re Ready For A Relationship

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What does being ready for a relationship look like? James Michael Sama shows us.

The Bet

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

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…

Friday Reader Tweets of the Day

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See what our readers are saying about us on Twitter!

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Generations

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

11 Unexpectedly Hard Things About Parenting

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From the anonymous sharing app Whisper, parents speak candidly about some of the toughest challenges they’ve faced.

Your Penis Won’t Fall Off And Other Things Boys Should Know

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Rita Templeton, author at scarymommy.com, has some advice for boys discovering their anatomy.

Baby, You Can/Can’t Drive My Car

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Brian Rutter wants to know: Is the part of parenting where you have to teach your children how to drive really necessary?

A Message To Our Boys On How To (Not) Become Men

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Boys are taught to suppress emotion. They are taught to act out aggressively. This is not the way to raise good men.

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Knuckles

Christopher Nelson remembers “Bloody Knuckles”—and the disturbing things it taught us about manhood.