For Andrew Cotto’s daughter, every Thursday is a special day.
Best of Families
No one brags to his friends that his daughter’s marrying a mathematician.
Ralph Savarese’s son, DJ, will be the first nonspeaking person with autism to live in college dorms—and the first ever to attend a school as highly selective as Oberlin.
Bill Girouard’s son Teddy introduces him to Barack Obama and teaches him enduring lessons of patience.
As Gabi Coatsworth’s son’s bipolar disorder gave way to full-blown manic episodes, she watched her husband slip deeper into drink and detachment.
Colin Berry wonders whether building a soap box derby racer was his brother’s last best chance at escaping his fate.
What’s Benoit Denizet-Lewis to do when his dad brings home a woman who resembles—but isn’t—his mom? You mean besides therapy?
Tom Forrister celebrates his dad—and wonders how, as a transgender man, he can put his fathering instinct to use.
When you’re an addict, “It’s not that you don’t care. It’s that you don’t care enough.”
How many times can you lose a child without even having one before things change?
Puberty is difficult enough. Imagine going through it when you’re nine
Mark McCormack spent six months researching teen boys in the U.K. What he found was a culture of acceptance that defied cultural expectations.
Starring resident bluesman Todd Mauldin and his son.
“Look at that dumb f*ck, Daddy,” said my 3-year-old from his car seat.
My mind goes to the dark places I work so hard to fight against: tumor, cancer, six months to live, eight months, eight years …