10 Essential Life Lessons From A Fallen Father

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Wade McDowell may have lost the battle for his life, but everyone can learn essential lessons from him to be the best parents and people possible.

What’s In a Role Model?

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Sami Jankins suggests it’s time we start reexamining the qualities that make up who we want as today’s role models

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Daryl Dixon is a Good Man Among Zombies

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Brandy Pettigrew’s whole family watches AMC’s zombiefest. Why? For the good men, of course.

How Do We Stop Boys from Killing Themselves? A Prose Poem

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In Recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Could the answer be…literature?

Really, Who Are My Role Models?

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Matt Kohn just wants someone to look up to.

Why I Needed To Become A Big Brother

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LeRon Barton thought that boys needed to be toughened up, until he started mentoring one. My mother had always told me when I was younger, “If you’re not helping out, then you are not doing anything,” and that had stuck with me for a long time. From volunteering in soup kitchens, tutoring people in computer […]

Dear Daddy—The World Needs Fathers

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Freya Watson discusses what makes a good father.

‘I Had a King Once’

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A story of love for a great man.

9 Ways Dads Can Contribute to Raising Strong, Confident Girls

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Protect and provide for your daughter in a way that will help her reach her highest potential.

How My Eleven Year Old Son Taught Me That Having a Gay Character in ‘Train Your Dragon’ is Important

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Role models come in all shapes and sizes, including giant cartoon characters and adopted big brothers.

Every Boy Needs a Bull Elephant, and You’re the Elephant

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We can learn from elephants how to stop mass shootings. Kozo Hattori explains.

How the X-Men Series Made Me Love Strong Superheroines

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Seth Thomas is used to boys being asked about their favorite superheroes. But what about their favorite superheroines?

Brian Carney, Known as the C.E.O. opposite a Gecko, Fondly Remembers His Father, Art Carney

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Having a famous father doesn’t equal success, but having a father conscious of his fame’s influence sure helps.

5 Annoying Things Male Teachers Hear

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Teaching is still considered to require or reward qualities we consider inherently feminine.

Without Rain There Can Be No Rainbows

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Rural New Zealand, 2003. An excerpt from Ryan Chin’s book about the importance of role models.

Heroes, Race, and a Man Named Washington

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Brian Shea seeks to come to terms with the legacy of George Washington, and without the usual excuses.