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Is Co-parenting a Good Idea for Fathers?

Most men dream of raising their children inside a happy, supportive family, and they pour their hearts out to their children as they grow.
But sometimes divorce shatters the dream of a happy family under one roof. When this happens, kids are often the biggest victims. Co-parenting goes a long way towards reducing the impact of divorce on kids. It is true that co-parenting comes with its fair share of challenges. But beyond all the misunderstandings and frustrations, choosing co-parenting is one of the greatest decisions you could ever make post-divorce.

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How to Break Up or Divorce Without Hurting Your Child: Step 1

We are often asked how to divorce or break up without hurting your child. In this series we share seven steps to help ensure that your children stay well adjusted after your divorce or break up, and are shielded from the fallout of your splitting up with their other parent.

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Should Single Dads Send Flowers to Their Exes on Valentine’s Day?

Some men firmly believe in sending flowers to their exes on Valentine’s Day. Unless you’ve been told to avoid your ex, there are many ways to reach out.

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(Don’t) Kick Him in the Privates! Promoting Better Self-Defense Tips for Kids

We believe that peaceful dispute resolution is always the best way, if at all possible. But what about those situations where it has already escalated and your child has no other option but to defend themselves? Here’s what not to do: Don’t tell your child to kick the other child in their nether regions!

Fathers have rights too
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UK’s Mothering Sunday Cards for Dads Mark Important Shift

In the face of the tireless fight to see fathers as a vital presence in their childrens’ lives, it’s important to not let subtle shifts, as they’re often signs that the movement is finally picking up pace, and making room for change. This year, many in the UK noticed, for the first time ever, something new on the shelves in time for Mothering Sunday; cards for dads.

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Study Finds the Importance of Nightly Bedtime Stories with Dad

A common concern amongst single dads is finding ways to be a part of their children’s lives in a meaningful way during non-parenting time. This is especially challenging for military dads, who find themselves deployed overseas for long periods of time; it can be distressing for them to feel like they’re not as active in the lives of their children as they’d like. A study about regular storytime may hold part of the answer, and inspire some creative ways to allay this concern.

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Grown Kids of Single Fathers Share Their Favorite Memories of Dad

If we learned anything in our recent article about hardships faced by dads, a recurring challenge is unsolicited commentary about how much better off the kids would be with their mothers.

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Advocate Tries to Change ‘Fathers Day’ to “Special Persons’ Day”

A woman calling herself an advocate for social justice for children (and also calling herself Dr. Red Ruby Scarlet, which she insists is her real name) has called for the abolition of Fathers’ Day, instead renaming it to “Special Person’s Day”.

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When Parents are Both Minors and Their Families Object

Dear Esq. I have a brief question. A friend of a friend has a younger sister, 16 years old, who became pregnant by a young man of the same age. In a nutshell, the girl’s family mistreats her now because she is Mexican and her boyfriend is black. The girl’s…