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.

Childhood

Knuckles

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

We Have a Middle Schooler—Losing My Son to Life

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The battle against time: Josh Magill talks about watching his son grow up.

“Did we Create a Nihilism & Fear Climate that Stymies us as a Species?”

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Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

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Born on the cusp of Gen X and the Millennial Generation, Sam Kressler breaks down the reasons why being an adult doesn’t mean what it used to – and offers a suggestion for growing up on your own terms no matter your age.

All Of My Kids Are Incredibly Different

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Al DeLuise on the unique personalities of his three children.

“My Dad Says You’re A Fag”

Raymond Miller endured a lot of hate for being gay, but the reason behind the hate was sometimes surprising.

This Guy Killed His Father So His Kids Can Kill Him!

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A dad’s advice can be confusing and inspiring. Find out why self-reliance was only achievable after the son “killed” his father.