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07/22/2017 08:30 AM
Here are five ways to build meaningful male friendships.
Here are five ways to build meaningful male friendships.

5 Ways to Build Meaningful Male Friendships

Some guys have a lot of friends, but few real friendships. All Pro Dad recommends five ways to build meaningful male friendships.
07/21/2017 08:30 PM
I have found when coaching players the most effective technique is not brow beating. If someone wasn’t trying it was important that I didn’t say, “Try harder!” or “You have to do this!” while threatening them with consequences. Instead, I came up with the following system when motivating kids and players, and it has worked well.
I have found when coaching players the most effective technique is not brow beating. If someone wasn’t trying it was important that I didn’t say, “Try harder!” or “You have to do this!” while threatening them with consequences. Instead, I came up with the following system when motivating kids and players, and it has worked well.

Motivating Kids to Give their Best

How do you get your children to give their best effort? Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy explains his system for motivating kids.
07/21/2017 05:00 PM
All of our goals should be to better connect with our kids. Here are three ways to do that:
All of our goals should be to better connect with our kids. Here are three ways to do that:

Who is My Father Really?

All Pro Dad helps dads connect with our kids so we can answer the question, "Who is my father really?"

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07/22/2017 07:41 AM
She did NOT like what Farrah said.
She did NOT like what Farrah said.

Kendra Wilkinson Blasts Farrah Abraham and Says She's ‘Going Down’


07/22/2017 06:30 AM
For all of us who have a dog, this is scary!
For all of us who have a dog, this is scary!

4 Year-Old Killed, Mother Gravely Injured After Family Adopts New Dog


07/22/2017 02:31 AM
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Teen Parenting


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07/22/2017 06:56 AM
Two out of three teenagers say it is easy to get alcohol from their homes without their parents knowing about it.

And we were surprised to learn that: teenage girls (more so than teenage boys) are likely to engage in underage drinking.
Two out of three teenagers say it is easy to get alcohol from their homes without their parents knowing about it.

And we were surprised to learn that: teenage girls (more so than teenage boys) are likely to engage in underage drinking.

Caught My Teen Stealing Alcohol From Our Liquor Cabinet. Now What?

Your teen gets caught stealing alcohol from parents. How should you respond? Expert advice on how to handle underage drinking.
07/21/2017 09:41 PM
While you feel she is driving you crazy with all the decisions and questions, please understand, she is not really asking you if you prefer 800 or 300 thread count sheets, this is what she really wants to know.
While you feel she is driving you crazy with all the decisions and questions, please understand, she is not really asking you if you prefer 800 or 300 thread count sheets, this is what she really wants to know.

What Your Mom REALLY Wanted You to Know that Day Dorm Shopping

To college freshmen: When your mom drives you crazy with dorm room questions, here is what she REALLY wants you to know about taking care of yourself.
07/21/2017 07:35 PM
It’s important for parents to teach teenagers basic financial skills before college. That means teaching them how to use a checking account.
It’s important for parents to teach teenagers basic financial skills before college. That means teaching them how to use a checking account.

Banking Apps Aren't Enough. Teens Still Need To Know How To Write A Check

Along with knowing how to do laundry and shop for groceries, your teen needs to know how to use a checking account. Now is a good time to teach them.

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07/22/2017 03:00 AM
My son is an all-around wonderful 8-year-old boy who just happens to grimace, flick his head, scrunch his shoulders, clear his throat, and make “fart” noises all the time.
My son is an all-around wonderful 8-year-old boy who just happens to grimace, flick his head, scrunch his shoulders, clear his throat, and make “fart” noises all the time.

On Having A Child With Tourette Syndrome

Because of the nature of Tourette syndrome, my son’s tics will change and evolve. Parents of kids with Tourette’s must prepare for anything.
07/22/2017 02:00 AM
8. Don’t be afraid to get emotional.
8. Don’t be afraid to get emotional.

10 Things I Want My Sons To Know

Because I have encountered quite a few assholes in my life, I knew what I didn’t want to do when it comes to raising boys.
07/22/2017 01:30 AM
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Whoops. (via: Simon Holland)
07/22/2017 01:00 AM
My role as a mother wasn’t and isn’t defined by how I chose to feed my baby. And neither is yours.
My role as a mother wasn’t and isn’t defined by how I chose to feed my baby. And neither is yours.

10 Reasons I Hated Breastfeeding

My body was still not my own.
07/21/2017 11:59 PM
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