Why Hugs Don’t Heal

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Drama was her life growing up. Nothing prepared her for raising boys.

Hey Man! Who are You?

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This man says it’s time to get rid of the external noise and get honest about who you are and what you want.

A Letter From One Son To All Dads

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No matter what he did, his father didn’t understand his lifestyle choices. Here’s what he did.

The Day My Dad Told Me He Had Cancer

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He was so busy with “his life.” What his dad told him that day woke him up to what’s important and changed his life.

I, Robot

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Joy Ladin offers a bittersweet remembrance of a father who loved and was loved from a distance.

Coming of Age for Boys

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Teaching boys to become men starts long before they reach eighteen. — In a world that eats boys’ self-worth for sport, fathers have the power to validate a young man’s arrival into adulthood. Coming of age is a legal term stipulating at 18 or 21 years old when adolescents are no longer considered minors and […]

The Worst Part of Being a Parent

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Quote from Richard Ford’s “Independence Day”.

The Day My 10-Year-Old Son Asked Me About Sex

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At a moment when he least expected it, his son asked him about sex. Instead of letting him learn from others, here’s what he did.  — “Dad, the other day when you and mom were looking online to see if I could watch The Flash, I overheard you say ‘I think it’s ok, but pretty […]

9 Things Every Woman Wants the Father of Her Children to Do

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Grand gestures are great, but it’s the little things that win your family’s heart.  — They’re made tackling each other in the back yard. Parenting requires big tasks. It’s a heavy job. Sometimes moms and dads can get overwhelmed by the huge responsibilities that lie in this position. While the big things are critical, sometimes […]

Goodnight Moon

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Equal parts lullaby and elegy, James Arthur’s poem is for children present and past.

How Our Three Boys Raised Us

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They bought all the books and thought they were prepared. Their children had other plans. — As the parents of three boys, our life is anything but boring. We have wanted nothing more than to be a good mother and father. We wanted, actually needed, to do everything right. We bought all the popular books […]

I’m Rooting for Tiger Woods and It Has Nothing to Do With Golf

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Nathaniel Turner, on fathers, sons, and granting a mulligan.

A Father and His Son: The Ted and Stan Letters

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Fathers are a bit like baseball season. They inspire you, but eventually they leave. They have to: that’s what angels do.

A Son, a Mother, a Camera, and a Dream

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Alex Norgay’s mother is single and he believes “she deserves a good man.” So he did this.

A Sunday Walk with Father

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Todd Davis draws tight parallels between the world of trees and the world of humans.

Still Trying to Live Up to What Your Father Thought You Should Have Become?

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Ira Israel reviews a book that digs deep into the sometimes painful and often fraught terrain of father-son love.