Patience: A Dad’s Confession

Patience by Larry Hagner

Good Dad Project Larry Hagner admits that, as a dad, he struggles every day with patience.

The “Pretty” Prison: the Dad of a Daughter Ponders the Weight of a Word

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A dad discovers a common compliment for girls is not as positive as many think. It is a trap. Here is his plan to free his daughter from its grasp.

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia breaks down the pros and cons of parents taking a “kidsmoon,” a.k.a. taking their first real vacation away from their children.

5 Lessons As You Go From Dog To Sprog

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A puppy helps train The Dadventurer for his coming baby.

Finding Your ‘Couple-ness’ in Parenthood

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When you have two kids, you can’t wait until the nest is empty to be a couple again. Instead, you have to redefine what being a couple is and means.

Parenting: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Parenting: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

While speaking to a journalist, Adrian Millar explained how becoming a confident, loving stay-at-home dad takes more work than one might think.

Single Dad… Not Singled Out: How to Maintain Your Relevance with Your Kids If You Don’t See Them Every Week

Single Dad… Not Singled Out: How to Maintain Your Relevance with Your Kids If You Don’t See Them Every Week

Dr. David Lee Asbery assembled these ten suggestions for how fathers can stay present in the lives of their children following separations or divorce.

4 Words All Dads of Daughters Need to Hear

4 Words All Dads of Daughters Need to Hear

Jeff Bogle has a message for every dad of a newborn daughter, a crucial piece of advice that can be summed up in four simple words…

Biography of a Heretic

Pray

Daniel W.K. Lee challenges parental expectations and a son’s subtle pressure to conform.

Five Steps to Becoming the Perfect Parent

Five Steps to Becoming the Perfect Parent

Josh Misner wondered what he would tell his children if they ever asked for advice on how to be a good parent. Here’s what he came up with…

Shell Shock

PTSD

Scott Hightower depicts a vulnerable veteran from a child’s perspective, to powerful effect.

Still Beating Heart

Heart

Short, lyrical, and imagistic, Kevin Minh’s poem contains all the compact power of a baby’s heartbeat.

Six Terrible Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids

Six Terrible Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids

Dave Lesser breaks down the best- and worst-case scenarios that could result from some of his more questionable parental lessons that he’s been passing down to his children.

Fourteen

Mom and Son

“Fourteen” is Telaina Eriksen’s heartfelt letter to her teenaged son, and the man she hopes he becomes.

Building Father-Child Memories That Last

Building Father-Child Memories That Last

Scott Behson spells out how parents can use the behavioral concept of the “availability bias” to help them build happy, lasting memories with their children.

The Lessons I Learned After Nearly Hitting My Child

Nearly Hitting My Child

John Edwards learned a valuable lesson about bringing your baggage from their childhood to parenthood the day he almost hit his child.