My Dad Hates Me

The tragedy of lies told in divorce court. by Michael Bracken © Lisa F. Young -Fotolia.com All rights reserved. My Dad hates me. That’s what my Mom told me. That’s what I told the judge. I didn’t like talking to the judge. I had to sit in a hard wooden chair and the lady who … Read more

Your Father, Why Bother

How daughters can strengthen relationships with their fathers by Dr. Linda Nielsen © ArtToday. All rights reserved. Even though you and your father love one another and get along well most of the time, do you usually talk more openly about personal things and spend more time alone with your mother? And if you have … Read more

Boys with Tight Foreskins

Child care skills are normally passed down through the generations. Sometimes this passing down of knowledge can get interrupted. With a culture in which most males were circumcised for many years, the knowledge of how to care for a foreskin has largely disappeared in the US. There isn’t really so much to know, but there … Read more

Older Dads: First Time Fathers Over 40

by Robert Morton © godfer – Fotolia.com All rights reserved. In my separate interviews with several first-time fathers over 40, three factors emerged which seemed important to their readiness for becoming older dads: occupational and financial security; a clear understanding and adaptation to today’s diverse fatherhood roles, despite lingering assumptions that being major breadwinner and … Read more

Single Father Who Stayed Single

Interview with a man and his son Bob has raised his 9 year-old son Kyle entirely by himself. Kyle’s mother abandoned them when Kyle was just 6 days old. FatherMag: Did you find it difficult raising a child entirely by yourself? “Sometimes. The first six months were the most difficult.” FatherMag: Why? “Adjusting to all … Read more

Horror Stories

Living with the Effects of Circumcision Circumcision Surgery Accidents, Complications, and Atrocities Journal of Urology (Baltimore), vol 153, no 3 part I (March 1995: pp 778-779) states that the rate of accidents is from 1.5% to 15%. Read the article “Newborn Penile Glans Amputation during Circumcision ..” note that the doctor who operated had already … Read more