father 

Nurturing Helps Baby's Development, Studies Say

A mom's caring can help diminish any prenatal stresses a baby may face once out in the world. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
Go on, give your baby those few extra hugs and kisses today. Not only will the added affection make you feel good, but two...

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 ...

New Book Says That Fatherhood Can Be A 'Misery' For Dads

Move over "Bad Mother." Make room for "Bad Father." According London's "Daily Mail," men are finally speaking up about the sadness they feel when they have kids.
Day Out with Daddy: Celebrity Dads and Kids Matthew McConaughey ...

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...

6th Grader Sues Dad Over Grounding - And Wins

Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in Q...

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...

Paternity Suit Sparks Debate About Rights of Fathers

When Mark Webb found out that his daughter wasn't actually his -- biologically, that is -- he didn't just get mad. He decided to get even and sue for paternity fraud. Desperate situations call for desperate measures, and in this case, desperate to...

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...

Splitting Up Pays Better Than Staying Together for UK Couples

Back before I was married with children ("MWC") there was this rumor floating around that you could make money on your taxes by getting divorced. The idea was to get divorced at the end of the year and then remarry at the start of the next year, divo...

Lance Armstrong to Be a Daddy

Seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong is set to be a father again, for the fourth time. Cyclist Lance and girlfriend Anna Hansen are preparing for a new bundle of joy in June of 2009. Lance has three other children with ex-wife Kristin ...

Dad Chains Himself to Electric Meter to Save Daughter's Life

Many of us at one time or another have experienced he desperation of not having enough money to cover the monthly bills. While that situation is uncomfortable and stressful, it generally isn't life-threatening. But for a father in Highland Park, Flor...

Angelina Jolie to Retire from Hollywood?

Is Angelina Jolie planning on retiring from Hollywood? The actress, who plays the role of mom a lot more often these days than she does those on screen. Now the star of The Changeling says she's planning on "fading away" from movies and Hollywood in...

White lies and the parents who tell them

We all tell white lies. If we say we don't, to each other and ourselves, we're telling a white lie right then and there. We tell them to other adults, and we certainly tell them to our kids. More often than not, we tell the white variety of the li...

Dad not welcome in mom's club

If we had the financial wherewithal to allow it, I would love to be a stay-at-home dad. I would spend my days helping out at the kids' schools, taking them on all kinds of adventures, and, yes, getting together with other parents and kids for copious...

FollowUs

Flickr RSS

TheTalkies