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New Baby Gifts for Dads

Dads deserve baby gifts, too. Credit: Getty
New baby gifts for moms are no-brainers. Snap up an adorable diaper bag or a pretty baby sling and you're golden. But while there's no shortage of great ideas for new baby gifts for mothers, what ab...

Amazing Dad: Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler and his family. Credit: Kelly Hike
Amazing Dad: Bruce Feiler, author of "The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me" Bruce's Family: Wife: Linda Rottenberg, married seven years; Kids: Twins Eden and...

Father's Day Gift Pick: Adopt-A-Creature

Lend a helping fin to a deserving dolphin. Credit: Getty Images
"Under the sea, under the sea, darling it's better, down where it's wetter ..." OK, Dad may not be a big fan of "The Little Mermaid," but we bet he'll love the idea of adopting a s...

Father's Day Gift Idea: Fair Trade Soccer Balls

Kick it out of the stadium with this year's Father's Day gift. Credit: Fair Trade Sports
Goooaaalll! Is your dad wrapped up in World Cup fever? If he's like many of the dads we know, he's probably in a fútbol frenzy this week. Lucky f...

Father's Day Gift Idea: Recycled Tie Wallets

Knot not required. Credit: Narwhal Co.
This is not your father's necktie. Oh wait -- it may actually be your father's necktie. But with a twist. Narwhal breathes new life into gently-used vintage neckties by recycling them into men's wallets...

Dad Caves to Condo Board, Destroys Snow Fort

John White's daughter, Clara, plays in the fort her dad built. Credit: John White
A gigantic snow fort built by a Canadian dad got a chilly reception from the owners of the property on which it was constructed. John White of Barrhaven, Otta...

Parenting Styles: Which One is Right for You?

There are three main parenting styles that most psychologists recommend. Authoritative parents who treat their children like mature adults. These parents give their kids choices and believe in letting them see the results of their decisions as a p...

Dad Lets 11-year-old Son Drive, Gets Arrested

Would you let your kid drive your car? Photo: SXC.hu
Las Vegas area father Eusebio Aguilar is in trouble with the law after he let his 11-year-old son drive home from the grocery store. Police say that Aguilar "may have just been too drunk to ...

When Parents Give In To Peer Pressure

How far will you go to help your child fit in? Image: sxc.hu
There are some things my husband and I disagree about when it comes to our 8-year-old. These are mostly little things like whether iced tea is bad for her and how important it is to rin...

Modern Fathers the Equivalent of Hired Help?

Have fathers lost their place in the family? Photo courtesy Friendscallme on Flickr Michael Lewis is a father of three who is feeling a little under-appreciated. He's written a book, based on a series of amusing pieces he wrote for Slate, called...

Twilight Movie Blamed for Boy's Biting Binge

According to a dad in Des Moines, vampires are to blame for his son's recent misbehavior. Specifically, he says his 13-year-old son went on a biting spree at his middle school because of the movie "Twilight". Yes, that's right. Dad says his boy didn'...

Jon Gosselin Parties With Co-Eds - Well-Deserved Break or Big Mistake?

Every man needs an occasional break from his wife and kids. And when you have sextuplets, twins and a wife like Kate Gosselin, odds are you really need some time off. Reality TV dad Jon Gosselin apparently agrees. According to Star Magazine, the "Jon...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh wit...

Japanese Dad Takes Test for Son

Parents want their children to do well. They also, it seems, generally enjoy the company of their offspring. Sometimes, however, these desires can lead to bad choices on the part of parents. There are helicopter parents, stage moms, and, now, this da...

Which is the Best Christmas Carol?

Ah, Christmas carols. These days they start the sun-up after Halloween and carry is through most if not all of December. Some radio stations play nothing but Christmas carols throughout the holiday season. We get a kick out them, find them nostalgic...

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