The birth of your child is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. You’ve anticipated meeting your bundle of joy for the past 9 months and now it’s finally happening and things take a turn for the worse. Your joy turns to heartbreak as you’re told that your partner didn’t make…
Can you imagine a world where all parents were involved with their kids?
We must do our best to give all kids a leg up in this world regardless of their family structure.
7 complex issues that single dads still sometimes struggle with even in today’s world.
Like many single dads, Bobblehead Dad’s life just kind of happens around him. His job? Keep up.
Jim Gray goes shopping with his 12 year old daughter. And it gives him insights into the politics of pink, the meaning of fashion, and what a father’s love looks like.
I’m sad sometimes about the amount of time I have lost of my kids’ childhoods. I long some days for them to be 5 and 7 again and be loving, cuddling little beings. But they are teenagers heading back to high school. I find myself getting depressed as school starts back up for my children.
I talked to my daughter this weekend about setting up my second bedroom for her. “I want more time with you. More time just being around you. I miss you.” I could tell she was feeling the same things. It was a touching moment between us as we looked at each other in the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City.
How can a divorced father avoid anger, impatience, and disdain for the other parent so it doesn’t taint your relationship or your time with your kids?
I do believe kids come first. But I also believe that dads are just as important as moms in the parenting equation. I think the modern research now shows that dads provide just as much nurturing and just as much security as moms.
I’m a part-time dad. This weekend I had the privilege of seeing both my teenaged kids. In the divorce, I wanted to split the way we had parented, 50/50. My then-wife had other ideas and the law was behind her 100% of the way. Part-time parenting is the obvious result of divorce: That’s not how…
Is “single dad” a label that is no longer serving you?
Dad Attitude: Our Inner Worlds I’ve spent my fair share criticizing my own father, mostly from afar and after-the-fact. And yes, here in this column. Some of it has been therapeutic. I’ve long-since acknowledged there are plenty of unresolved issues between us, some of which we may never bury, and I’m okay with that. I’m…
Divorced and playing the single dad is not an easy role. Often decisions are made without my input. And most of their hours as a family, the real work of being a family, don’t include me.
In this episode of The Good Dad Project Podcast, Larry talks about single fatherhood with Rob Youngblood.
I may never forgive my ex-wife for changing my time with my kids forever. The system is rigged in a mom’s favor, and as a dad I was given my “deal” and told to grin and bear it “for the benefit of the kids.”