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Sex Education: What Children Should Learn and When

When talking to your kids about sex, make sure the conversation is age-appropriate. Explain things in a way that your child can understand, given their age. Don’t think you have to cover everything at once. Younger kids are interested in pregnancy and babies, rather than the act of sex. Read our tips for parents about sex education and ...read more

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Finding My Tribe For Gay Dad

Laura Hall, 1975 This photo was taken of me on my 24th birthday in early June, 1975. My father picked out the gold-thread-embroidered, gauzy peasant blouse I’m wearing. I loved it. I can still feel the exuberance I felt that day. My new husband and I had just moved into a cute rental house in Sonoma County. My daughter would be starting ki ...read more

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Daddy's Home is a humorous commentary on today's family life, with an emphasis on the role of the modern father, through the eyes of a stay-at-home-dad. With a growing circulation of more than 4 million, it is published in leading newspapers around the world including The Washington Post and The Orange County Register. Daddy's Home is the creati ...read more

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Ten Ways to Strengthen Father and Son Relationships

The father-son relationship can be complex. Fathers and sons with widely different interests can find it hard to relate to one another. Sometimes dads and sons feel competitive against one another. Sometimes their male tendencies to not communicate feelings are compounded as both want a better relationship but neither one quite knows how to go abou ...read more

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Getting your kids to eat healthier

One of the hardest aspects of fatherhood is getting your kids to eat healthy. Kids typically want to eat everything that's bad for them, but you need to make sure they're consuming nutritious foods too. You don't want to look like the bad guy, so here are some helpful tips to get your children on the right track to being healthy.Plan di ...read more

Tips for safe sledding this winter

The kids are all excited to get back out on the neighborhood hill where everyone gathers for some good old-fashioned winter fun. But it's important for dads to teach children some noteworthy sledding tips in order to prevent any trips to the emergency room. Here are some helpful suggestions to mull over.Walk up the sides of the hill Althou ...read more

How to be the best dad in 2014

The year is drawing to a close and New Year's is coming. Some people make resolutions based on health, while others focus on financial stability. If they can better themselves in 2014, why can't dads? Here are some fun tips to make yourself a better dad next year.Be big, be small All fathers struggle with the dichotomy of parent-child ...read more

Encourage your child to exercise

As a parent, your exercise routine is likely fulfilled by chasing down your child on a daily basis. However, fatherhood comes with the additional concern of making sure your young one is staying fit as well. An active child is usually running, jumping or climbing. Though these can be worrisome activities for parents, it's important to reme ...read more

Teach your child the gift of giving

Christmas is approaching, and your child has likely drawn up a sizeable gift list already. One of the challenges of fatherhood is teaching your young one the value of giving rather than receiving. Proper planning and small talks with your kid will help you prepare for this holiday season. First, recognize that your child's list stems from succes ...read more

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