My Dear Son, I am Thankful For Your Empathy

Empathy is the building block of morality. Are we nurturing it in our boys?

How to End Sibling Rivalry & Lower Your Kids’ Risk of Divorce at the Same Time

Fighting siblings and divorcing spouses are more alike than you may think, and both can find peace by following these three steps.

When Siblings Squabble….Strategies For Maintaining Parental Sanity

Connie K. Grier shares tips on how parents can support their kids in mending sibling squabbles.

Creating Family Traditions Among Brothers … Among Men

Our parents left behind 4 boys. We’re all 5 or 6 years apart in age and we all have our own set of life experiences. 5 years ago, our oldest brother called a family meeting for just the brothers. Johnny, Teddy, that’s me, Charlie, and Billy.

How This Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man Became a Young Mom

“Our shared experience of vulnerability erases the age and gender differences between the young mothers and me.”

5 Reasons Your Brother Is a Freakin’ Gift

Having a brother isn’t luck. It’s winning the lottery.

14 Ways Growing Up With Brothers Makes You A Stronger Woman

Brothers really can be a girl’s best friends, and can prepare them for the best of everything in life.

5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.

16 Ways Growing Up With a Sister Makes You an All Around Better Man

Thanks to her, you have a better understanding of women in general.

How To Respond When A Child Wants To Live With The Other Parent

Generally, custody and residency decisions are better left up to parents. But at times, parents may be swayed by their children’s preferences.

The Blessings of a Brother With Down Syndrome

Meghan Masterson is proud to be John’s little sister, and the fact that he has Down Syndrome allows her opportunities to be part of his daily life.

Why I Parent Each of Our Kids Differently

Kids aren’t cut from the same cloth even when they share DNA, helping them fulfill their promise means adapting your parenting to match their needs.

From Siblings to Rivals – Why Parents Should Stop the Violence

It may be natural for kids to fight while they’re growing up. But it’s only healthy if they learn to do it right.

My Big Brother

What would life be like if your brother was an actual giant?

Johnny’s Father

Stephen Mead offers up a short, powerful piece on someone else’s father–a father who is as memorable as he is flawed.

Desperate Measures

Using images of war, Steven Riel writes on a rivalry between brothers…and the ensuing fallout.