When Dad Remarries: Blending Old and New Families

There is enough love to go around, but it may take some time for everyone to be on board.

A Short Guide to Firing Your Special-Needs Health Care Provider

In Part 10 of the series, “Every Family Has a Story,” Darla Johnson helps you think through the options if you need to change your special-needs child’s health care provider.

5 Reasons Adult Children Can Be Traumatized By Their Parent’s Divorce

They might be grown up and everything, but they’re still your kids. And your split is likely to rock their world.

Why Most Kid Problems Are Parent Problems

Mike Berry reminds us to examine our own behavior when our kids are stressed and upset.

How Male Voices of the Past Spoke to My Hard-to-Reach Boys

These underachieving teenage boys were desperate for good male role models in their lives—and I certainly didn’t fit the bill as a woman.

Transgender Kids Share What it Means to Be Accepted and Loved

Should any child have to ask their parents for love? Isn’t that part of the deal?

5 Things I Wish My Father Told Me About Marriage

Trying to avoid his father’s mistakes, Steven Lake shares what would have made a difference in his understanding of relationships if . . .

How to Be the Compass in Your Family

Use your skills and strengths to be a man that helps other find their direction.

The 5 Stages Of Sizing Up Another Parent Before A Play Date

Allow me to introduce you to a little something known as “The Call” …

The Day My Kids Started Doing Chores Was The Best Day Of My Life

Did I cry when my son was born? Meh. Did I weep when he started packing his own lunch? YES.

A Sister’s Death, A Brother’s Pain

Pain from death is an open wound that constantly bleeds.

“Parent Fantasy Hotline” Perfectly Nails What Really Turns Parents On

(And it’s the farthest thing from sex you could imagine.)

Am I An Awful Person for Thinking the Thoughts I Think?

Mike Berry knows what you really think sometimes about parenting. And he’s right there with you.

The Last Time My Mother Lay Down with My Father

Good poetry’s capacity to convey emotional intensity is exemplified in Todd Davis’s piece on the love of a wife for her husband in his last days.

What Coming Out With Confidence Looks Like

These parents celebrate their son’s coming out in best way possible.

5 Steps to Help Your Kids Deal with Your Chronic Illness

When you’re a parent with chronic illness, you need all the help you can get to manage life. These five tips can help you get there.