Michael Frizell writes of Vietnam and the father who was there.
Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.
Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.
No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity.
While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.
Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.
Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.
Twice is nice, but not when it comes to divorce. Dawn Elyse Warden shares the heartbreak of second separation.
Kozo Hattori explains how and why he is getting his sons back in touch with nurturing physical contact.
Toxic parenting sets the stage for abusive adults and starts a cycle that is hard to escape. Thomas Fiffer offers 10 dos and don’ts to keep your parenting healthy and safe.
Pay close attention to Ed Madden’s poem about an invalid father; the speaker reveals perhaps more than he intends to.
It starts with little things, like letting a woman you’ve shared your bed with for months or years know why you no longer want to share your life with her.
“It’s not me. And it’s not you. It’s us.” PsycheTruth debunks the DSM’s addition of ‘relational disorder’ to the growing pantheon of mental afflictions.
Tom Waits paints a portrait of the forgotten man.
As the Super Bowl approaches Jesse Kornbluth tells the story of Johnny Unitas, a football legend.
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.[Read More…]
Mentors and mentoring is not the silver bullet, but it is a bullet that we must put in the chamber to combat the pre-school to prison pipeline for African-American males.
How do you react to these experiences? You don’t have to answer. Just think about it.
Paul Castagno shares how his martial arts training has taught him how to protect himself when life starts throwing wild punches.
When your partner needs your help, here’s what you should do.
The death of a friend led Rick Gabrielly to realize that our legacies are determined by the receivers, not the givers.
Tom Andriola prepared himself as much as he could, but that didn’t save him from being nervous for seeing his birth father for the first time.
She wasn’t always mad. But she got mad at some point and stayed that way.
Here’s a Harvard Business Professor telling you why purpose is important.
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and deeds. What kind of hero would you be?
“Work is simply another playground in which to explore our personal evolution.” ~ Mark Darren Gregor
Doyin Richards offers a few pointers to men who are about to make the transition into fatherhood.
Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.