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As parents, we comfort our children when they’re scared. But are we doing that too often? New research shows that some of things we parents do in our efforts to help may not be so helpful when it comes to children with anxiety issues. An Arizona State University study shows that parents with an anxious child often fall into the “protection trap” that may negatively influence their child’s behavior down the road. “Anxiety in kids is one of the most common disorders in childhood. A certain amount of anxiety is normal and...Continue reading »

Today could’ve been a prime day for golf, fishing or chilling by the pool. Instead Chris Wilburn, 40, from Dunwood, Ga. descended on a large meeting hall in Atlanta to talk fatherhood with about 500 other dads who wanted to be inspired to be better fathers. Throughout the day, Wilburn listened to speakers like former NFL coach Tony Dungy, who talked about fatherhood and the importance of being a good dad. “Tony Dungy said something that stuck. Don’t try to rush through any phase of life. If you put all your heart into doing...Continue reading »

College football in the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) is widely regarded as a religion in the southern United States. Here, fans expect nothing short of championships and the football cathedrals they visit on Saturdays, are second only to the holy cathedrals they visit on Sunday. Head coaches are held under extreme scrutiny as they are constantly walking in the shadows of the past that will never be forgotten. This sort of pressure can place a coach in a...Continue reading »

A Jacksonville father whose 17-year-old son died in a case with racial overtones is headed to Ferguson, Missouri to help bring calm to the community and offer solace to the family of Michael Brown, Jr. On August 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer. There have been peaceful and violent protests ever since. Back in 2012, Jordan Davis was fatally shot by Michael David Dunn, a white 45-year-old software developer who was visiting the Jacksonville for a wedding, during what was reported to be an...Continue reading »

So what’s the best back to school tech 2014 for students? After all, it’s already back to school time for millions of kids, or it will be soon. “Parents want to ensure their child has an educational edge,” says Karl Wayne, from the website KillerApps.TV. And when it comes to tech, it’s usually dads who drive the ship! The website KillerApps set out to find the latest tech that could benefit students of all ages for its list of Best Back to School Tech 2014. The one...Continue reading »

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge is soaking the nation. Basically someone challenges you to dump a huge bucket of ice water on yourself to promote awareness for ALS. You have 24 hours to complete the challenge or you have to make a donation. If you accept, you get to challenge up to five people to do the same thing. In the last two weeks, everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same within 24 hours or make a donation to fight ALS. Today, Daddyhood publisher...Continue reading »

Any dad with a daughter will need to come to face it at some point: Going from the best and greatest guy on Earth, who rides the roller coaster, the protector, the fun one, to hearing those words: “I’m growing up, Dad.” That was the premise of a recent episode of Girl Meets World, the new Disney Channel series which follows Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and her best friend, Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter), as they face the challenges...Continue reading »

A dad is on a crusade–not only to help his daughter but to help others facing a similar challenge. On December 17th, 2013, A.J. Tesler’s daughter Magnolia was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome is very rare, affecting about 1 in 10,000 live female births. Magnolia has already lost her ability to talk. “Over time, it could take my daughter’s ability to walk, talk, use her hands and eat. She could experience a slew of maladies including seizures, breathing abnormalities, scoliosis and even sudden death,”...Continue reading »

Jimmy Greene may be an internationally renowned jazz saxophonist who’s played with some greats including Harry Connick Jr., but nothing compares to being a dad to Ana Grace Márquez-Greene. Ana Grace Márquez-Greene was just 6 when she was killed, along with 19 of her classmates, in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary. Greene tells The Associated Press that after she died, he found a homemade book she...Continue reading »

Yep, there’s now an app for that. Meet Dave Burton. He became a dad to Mia in Jan 2012, and then again to William in Dec 2013. He’s a married 30-something in the U.K. who created the app, Quick Tips for New Dads, which offers help to fathers who have questions but may be afraid to ask. “I won’t lie. I was absolutely terrified when Mia was born. And I still get scared most days,” says Dave Burton, who lives near London. “First off, I found labor a pretty horrifying experience, especially seeing my wife, Samantha,...Continue reading »