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.

On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi

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Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

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.

No Child Left Behind and Common Core—Are They Working?

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No Child Left Behind may not be meeting the needs of the many, only the few. Christian Lyons explores this disparity.

5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

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While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

Parents Behaving Badly, Part III: So, You Want To Be A Coach?

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Hank Zona’s straight-talking advice for coaches who are also parents.

Communicado

Phone

Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.

Divorce: The 7-Letter Word My Kids and I Never Want to Hear Again

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Twice is nice, but not when it comes to divorce. Dawn Elyse Warden shares the heartbreak of second separation.

Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate!: Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting

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Chrisitan Toto reviews Dr. Deborah Gilboa’s newest book.

Raising Compassionate Boys: The Power of Touch

Boys Hugging

Kozo Hattori explains how and why he is getting his sons back in touch with nurturing physical contact.