Hemingway believed that Paris is a moveable feast, and we feel his reasoning — that “wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you” — is a perfect description of fatherhood, too. We see it every week in the stories we share, of men moving the needle on parenting issues, the evolving image of masculinity, and the very definition of what it means to be a father.
As Labor Day weekend brings summer in the U.S. to an official close, we link around the world, expanding attitudes, delving into conversation, and experiencing impacts and connections that, like Paris for Hemingway, will always stay with us. We hope they inspire you, as well.
IN THE NEWS
California’s small business workers may soon have the right to six weeks of parental leave if a new bill passes.
In Australia, one man is using Father’s Day to call for a national change in attitudes towards stay-at-home dads.
The Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) carried out a series of activities and exercises to “understand perceptions of young men about the socially constituted role of the father in the family and the gendered dynamics around it.”
Ready for “the talk?” It shouldn’t be as hard as we’ve been led to believe.
— Johnathan Soul (@johnathansoul) September 1, 2016
Have you ever dreamed of being the star of a stock photo? Dad pics are all the rage!
“Their role model should never be another kid’s dad. I want to be their hero.”- Siya Kolisi
Among co-sleeping couples, mothers reported more dissatisfaction in their marriages and c0-parenting than fathers did.
Most school years, kids “hit the ground running,” but KJ Dell’Antonia thinks it would be great if they paced themselves.
— Dad 2.0 Summit (@dad2summit) August 30, 2016
One dad’s story on fatherhood, addiction, and how a free backpack made all the difference.
If you see unacceptable rape-culture banners while dropping off your kid at college, here’s what to do.
A city basketball program for dads includes halftime sessions about health, finance, employment, housing, voting, and safety. Also, deep breathing and large amounts of water.
This dad told his four children not to be tested as potential liver donors. His youngest son disobeyed.
- At Sleeping on the Edge, Aaron Yavelberg writes a letter of apology to his young son: “Boys Need Attention, Too.”
- Jason Greene blogs at One Good Dad, but on the field he is “Coaching Champions in the Midst of Angry Parents.”
- After losing his father a couple of weeks ago, Chris Farley Ratcliffe of Dad Goes Round writes “5 Things I Learned From My Dad.”
- Our Little Mixtape’s Chris McKee shares a glass of perspective in “Kiki, Eat Your Heart Out.”
- Ingus at Dad Mode On faced a gamer’s worst fear: no more gaming.
Do you like your dad advice with a splash of humor, heart, and Australian accents? Then you are bound to enjoy Dadvice:
Happy Labor Day weekend, America! And to all you Australian dads, who make news in these weekly columns so frequently, we hope Sunday is a great Father’s Day.