Franklin Madison pens a letter to his dying father about what it means to be a real man.
Moving from feelings of abandonment to forgiveness wasn’t easy, but embracing compassion and gratitude made it worth the journey.
If someone is keeping you from your child, or if your young adult child doesn’t want to maintain a relationship with you, there are ways you can express yourself.
As a gentleman, do you think this quote is accurate? What are your initial thoughts?
Music helped ease the pain of this fatherless daughter. Learning to co-parent with her husband was then a welcome challenge.
Below are the choices I believe define a man, and contribute to healthier relationships in all forms—especially with self.
What would I say to my dad if I had the chance to tell him how his absence from my life affected me?
Embed from Getty ImagesGrowing up without a father.—Pockety pocketyBouncing on your kneeThen silence Checks and birthday cards in the mailChristmas giftsMore silence Girl to womanLost and confusedLooking for answersSilence All grown upUnsolicited advice and growing resentment Broken promisesLack of effort and complacency all around Phone ringsJump on a planeLast chance for reconciliationOnly chance for goodbyeHope wells up inside Piarco AirportI…
After a lifetime of avoiding his family, she realized he made his home behind the bar.
One youth’s honest explanation of his relationship with where he is from.
He never cried for help until he wrote a poem that no one heard. How can kids like him get the help they need?
Separation of parents is rough, but if you can’t find a way to be there for your children, it will impact their lives one way or another.
What a lunchtime walk with Mister Rogers taught me about love, courage, integrity, and fatherhood.—-We stepped outside the studios of WQED into the warm sunshine. Fred Rogers—wearing a navy blazer, bow tie, and his signature blue sneakers—looked at the sky and then to me and said, “Let’s leave the car and walk to lunch.” Since…
The invisible daddy is one who wants to be visible, but others deny his existence. Here is the plea from one such dad.
His grandfather gifted him a legacy, taught him to love story, and to live a life without regrets, now he has to say “thank you” and “goodbye.”
All children from various types of families can benefit from having dad around, but when he’s not, it isn’t always easy to explain why.