Why Hugs Don’t Heal

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Drama was her life growing up. Nothing prepared her for raising boys.

Perfection In Parenting: A Good Dad Will Fail

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You can’t be a parent and not fail. Admitting those mistakes doesn’t make you a failure. It makes you human.

How Guilt Over Your Divorce Cripples Good Parenting

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Joel Phillips offers five proven ways to escape from the trap of permissive post-divorce parenting.

The 10 Signs That Your Child Is A Brat

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Today’s parents need help. Are we raising a generation of brats? Gene Del Vecchio tells us.

Accidental Lessons I Learned From My Father

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A thank you from a daughter to a father.

My 5 Biggest Fears as a Divorced Parent

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#1: Has divorce ruined love for me?

Goodnight Moon

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Equal parts lullaby and elegy, James Arthur’s poem is for children present and past.

The House After She’s Gone

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Lynn Marie Houston brings us one man’s moment of vulnerability and one woman’s responding compassion.

10 Ways Children Of Divorce See Love and Marriage Differently

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So … you’re in love with a child of divorce, are you?

Why We Need to Stop “Having Babies”

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 Making babies is the easy part. What comes next is what makes a parent. — How many times have you heard friends or family make the announcement, “We are having a baby”? This is a cute and standard statement. I am sure my wife and I are guilty of uttering those words too. However, when […]

A Sunday Walk with Father

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Todd Davis draws tight parallels between the world of trees and the world of humans.

Touch: A Letter to Mother

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L. Lamar Wilson writes of a gay son, an ill mother, and their deeply felt intimacy.

When You Need To Protect Your Children From The Other Parent

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If you feel your child is in danger at the hands of the other parent, you need to speak up.

Mater, Maritatus

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Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

Benchmark

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Jan Clausen’s remembrance of her father reminds us that memory is complex and grief is never linear.

Watching Apocalypse Now

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Michael Frizell writes of Vietnam and the father who was there.