Parenting

Get More Great Content

Sign up for the Fatherly newsletter to get expert advice about fitness, gear, travel, style, parenting, and more in your inbox.

Parenting

You’re Probably Doing Timeouts Wrong

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Timeouts may seem like the perfect solution for child discipline problems, but they’re rarely used correctly, which makes them less than useful.

Parenting Style

Gentle Parenting Is Not For The Weak Of Heart

ByChristian Dashiell

This trending parenting approach requires a lot of patience.

Discipline

How To Discipline A Toddler: What The New Research Says

ByChristian Dashiell

It’s still not okay to hit your kid, and new research gives parents healthy alternatives.

Watch Your Mouth

If You Say These Common Phrases To Your Kid, You’re A Bully

ByChristian Dashiell

When parents communicate the same way bullies do, it sets a bad example and makes kids feel unsafe.

Brrrrrr!

How To Dress A Baby For Cold Weather

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Keeping a baby comfortable in winter temps requires extra time, extra layers, extra clothes, and extra patience.

Skin To Skin

Mastering Kangaroo Care, The Baby Bonding Technique Taking Off With Dads

ByChristian Dashiell

Skin-to-skin contact isn’t just for baby and mom.

Childbirth

What Is Pitocin And When Is It Used To Induce Labor?

ByJayme Moye

Everything you need to know about Pitocin, the common drug used to induce labor.

Baby Bonding

The Benefits Of Skin To Skin, And How To Do It

ByEmily Kelleher

The practice has been popping up on birth plans everywhere, and science is on its side.

Expecting Parents

Prenatal Massage 101: Techniques To Soothe Your Pregnant Partner

ByPatrick A. Coleman

There’s no reason for dads to freak out about offering their partner some healing touch.

Girl Dads

The 9 Harsh Truths About Raising Girls That Fathers Of Daughters Need To Hear

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Being a girl dad is different than being a father of sons, but that only means dads need to double down on their care, attention, and love.

Parenting

How And When To Discipline A Toddler

ByLauren Vinopal

At what age can you start disciplining your kid? It depends on how well you want it to work.

Potty Training

How To Succeed At Night Time Potty Training

ByChristian Dashiell

Night Time dryness is the final step in the potty training process, and it doesn’t always come easy...or quickly.

Water Confidence

How To Teach A Kid To Dunk Their Head Under Water

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Fear of submerging the head or getting water on the face is often a learned behavior. Thankfully, it can be unlearned too.

Parenting

15 Expert Tips For Balancing The Chaos Of Two Kids

ByAshley Abramson

Advice from parenting and child development experts.

School Choice

Private School Vs. Public School: Facts, Benefits & Statistics

ByHudson Lindenberger

The age-old debate about where to send your child to school is still causing headaches.

New Dads

Why Fathers Don’t Always Fall Instantly In Love With Their Babies

ByLauren Vinopal

Dads experience overwhelming emotions when their child is born but don't exactly feel warm and fuzzy at first.