fatherhood

Parenting Gets Harder (If You’re Doing It Right)

Parenting gets harder. Giving up control of our kids is an art.

Parenting gets harder. Giving up control of our kids is an art.

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This Is How It’s Done: Teaching My Child What I Never Learned Growing Up

I can foster confidence in hands-on parenting. I'm teaching my child what I never learned.

By learning from my husband what confident parenting looks like, I can foster confidence in hands-on parenting. I'm teaching my child what I never learned.

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Good Fathers Are Not Saints

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An equitably responsible life between a man and a woman should not be seen as a rare wonder, but an expectation.

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The Death Of My Father Is Helping Me Live A Better Life 

In his death came the “this is no joke” realization that — cliché as it is — life is short.

I’m not sure I would have persisted with such ambition prior to my father’s death. I’ve found that a loved one’s passing does more than nudge you forward; it can catapult you towards exciting opportunities.

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Learning About My Father's Personality Disorder Helped Me Forgive Him

"My anger was there when my father wasn’t. My anger has been reliable. Sometimes it feels like my anger taught me all the things my father should have."

I have to accept the fact that Black men are not allowed to deal with their mental health issues — specifically personality and schizoaffective disorders. The man I considered a deadbeat dad for most of my life is a victim too.

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Learning About My Father's Personality Disorder Helped Me Forgive Him

"My anger was there when my father wasn’t. My anger has been reliable. Sometimes it feels like my anger taught me all the things my father should have."

I have to accept the fact that Black men are not allowed to deal with their mental health issues — specifically personality and schizoaffective disorders. The man I considered a deadbeat dad for most of my life is a victim too.

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My Husband Is A Better Parent Than Me

Even if our situations were similar, we are different people.

My husband never, ever drives thru a fast food restaurant because it’s easier, and instead makes it back to the house and gives our daughter something that WILL grow mold if left out too long, unlike the McDonald’s hamburger I would have let her have.

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Why Good Parents Realize Their Kids Are The Best Parenting Experts

Take a note from the little ones on how you should be parenting them.

You've probably read parenting books, consulted experts and already formed strong opinions about what's best for your kid. But have you ever stopped and consulted your child about her own upbringing?

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5 Ways To Deal With Your Kid's Snarkiness (Without Losing Your Mind)

Grown-ups throw tantrums, too.

Your happy, united family suddenly shifts to you versus your tired and hungry preschooler, frustrated elementary kid who isn’t getting what she wants, or worse — a snarling, seething, moody, hate-mongering…TEENAGER!

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I'm NOT Selfish For Having An Only Child (So Mind Your Own Business)

There's this stereotype of the only child: that they're spoiled and self-centered. That their parents are the worst kind of doting, helicopter kid-worshippers. That they're inherently lonely.

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