The Shriver Report – Fatherhood

Special Edition

Father's Day
A Moment Frozen in Time: Memories of my Father
Growing up my brothers teased me as brothers often do. The story goes that when he found out I was to be a girl he joked, “Send her back!” What’s more, due to complications during my birth I was told he left the hospital. Because of that teasing, I never felt a connection with my dad.  → Read More
9 Ways Dads Can Contribute to Raising Strong, Confident Girls
Some dads are less involved than they could be because they underestimate the important influence they have on their daughter’s development. Others really want to be involved but feel unclear about how to be an effective parent to a girl, especially when she moves beyond the age of 9 or 10. A father plays a fundamentally important role in shaping his daughter’s sense of self-value. This makes it essential that he knows just what to do..  → Read More
(VIDEO) Dove’s New Ad Calls for #RealDadMoments and Tugs at Your Heart Strings
DoveMen+Care’s released an ad aimed at capturing what dad’s really do, saying on their YouTube page, “Three quarters of dads say they are responsible for their child’s emotional well-being, while only 20% of dads see this role reflected in media. It’s time to acknowledge the caring moments of fatherhood that often go overlooked. This Father’s Day, share the ‘Calls For Dad’ film to celebrate with a dad in your life.”  → Read More
How Can I Be a Good Dad if I Want to Cry So Much?
A fraud. That’s what I think of myself too often. I feel like a fraud when someone leaves a comment on a post of mine calling me a good dad.  → Read More
Men We Love
Men We Love: “Reasons My Kid is Crying” Author Greg Pembroke Talks Parenting, Humor and Masculinity
In 2013, Greg Pembroke’s “Reason’s My Son is Crying” Tumblr blog went viral, capturing “all the many many completely illogical reasons that children cry.  → Read More
Take Action Tuesday
Take Action Tuesday: Which is more important, baseball or a baby?
Take Action Tuesday is a new weekly feature that highlights ways you can take action for a cause. Be sure to share this on Facebook and Twitter and ask your family and friends to join in, too. Because together we can bring about change.  → Read More
Josh Levs’ Open letter to Boomer & Carton and Mike Francesa for Slamming Paternity Leave
Dear Boomer & Carton and Mike Francesa, That’s an incredible amount of ignorance you spewed. And it’s shameful to men and women everywhere.  → Read More
If We Want Men to Give Equal Time to Parenting, Do We Need to Give Them Equal Parental Leave?
“Today’s parents are stretched out like never before. Dads are Stretch Armstrong — tugged in multiple directions at work and at home, and still somehow expected to keep that big smile and buff physique! Moms are no less stretched out. They’re Elastigirl!” CNN Reporter Josh Levs wrote on his blog. “It’s time for our country to follow suit — to stretch out its understandings of men and women and the policies that affect their lives. In a country that prides itself on family values, we can do a better job of valuing families — moms, children, and us dads as well. You can’t have family values without valuing fathers.”  → Read More
Census Estimate of Stay-at-Home Dads Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story
I like numbers. I really do. But there’s one particular number that I’ve got a real problem with. It’s the U.S. Census estimate on the current number of stay-at-home fathers, or SAHDs as they are occasionally called. I came across the estimate last week, while reading a news story about a particular stay-at-home dad. That the story had “Mr. Mom” in the headline was bad enough, but the real offense here was the article’s final line.  → Read More
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