Everything You Need to Know About Being a Good Guy You Learned in the Sandbox

james-BlueShark

James Stafford learned the secret to being a good citizen as a little boy. You probably did, too.

Letting Him Move On

empty house author

Even when it’s for the best parting affects deeply. Miguel Perez shares a moment, and a lifetime with us.

When It Comes To Respecting Women, The Key Is Raising Our Sons Differently

large10

A young female writer is fed up with the behavior of many men of her generation. Her solution? Change the way mothers will raise the next wave of men.

A Mother’s Day Gift: My Son, The Prom, And the Lesson He Taught Me

Anticipation photo by Joris Louwes

“Live is meant to be lived.” Lisa Levey’s son taught her the lessons he himself learned from trying and failing. And that is the best mother’s day gift of all.

The Modern Father

the modern father-Lies Thru a Lens-flickr

I want to honor these dads. I want to honor them back because they have been honoring us.

How to Use the Force in Soccer and 5 Other Crazy Things I Teach My Sons

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Stay at home Dad Kozo Hattori tries to make parenting entertaining and meaningful using the things he knows best.

Scouting for My Son’s America

Scouting in america

William Lucas Walker tries to explain to his son why scouting is so cool and yet why, as a gay dad, he could never be a leader for his son’s troop.

Why ‘Heaven Is For Real’ is a Man’s Movie

heaven-is-for-real-in-theaters-SPRING-2014

The box office hit could be considered a “chick flick,” but that would be wrong. It’s a man’s movie: a movie for good men.

The Great List of Things I Can’t Do Because I Only Have Sons

Lucky Mother of Boys photo by amslerpix

A mother examines the ways in which her life might be different if she had 3 daughters instead of 3 sons.

7 Baby Steps Toward Changing the World

change world

Changing the world is a tall order. Where to begin? Here are 7 easy things you can do today, and they won’t hurt a bit.

Alone and Confused: A Part of My Childhood

shiodome boy-Tom Godber-Flickr

Vinnie Wong grew up without a father, but it wasn’t util he became an adult himself that he realized the affect it had on his entire life.

Dear Kids: Lessons I’ve Learned From Years of Work As You Are About to Do the Same

Advice for the Workplace photo by beglen

Pete Louison tells passes along sage advice to his twenty-something year old kids who are about to enter the workforce.

‘Front Seat Chronicles’ Lets Us Eavesdrop On Conversations

Front Seat Chronicles

New show eschews elaborate sets and silly plots for something much better: conversations.

The 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

large14

A young writer shares what he’ll teach his future son.

Please Don’t Gender Police the Kids

painted nails

Marie Franklin’s daughter paints her grandson’s nails, and she doesn’t understand why people have a problem with this.

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Guns

when we talk about guns

Love them or hate them, chances are if you were raised in America someone in your family owned a gun. James Stafford tells his family tale of firearms, and of the event that holstered his forever.