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.

Neurodiversity

So Your Kid's Been Diagnosed With Autism. Now What?

ByRachel Crowell

How to manage your emotions about the diagnosis, access autism support services, and more.

Neurodiversity

How To Spot Autism Masking In Kids — And What To Do About It

ByRachel Crowell

When autistic kids feel like they have to act differently to fit in, their mental health suffers.

Parenting

How To Raise A Creative Kid (But Not A Daydreaming Weirdo)

ByLizzy Francis

The goal for parents shouldn’t just be creating spaces for free thinking, but defining those spaces. Give the kids the heavens, sure, but tether them to Earth.

Parenting

20 Time-Saving Tips For Extremely Busy Dads

ByChristian Dashiell

These tips will improve efficiency and create more opportunities to be a present and engaged dad.

Culture

How 7 Different Cultures Approach A Child’s First Haircut

ByChris O'Shea

Those scissors are a rite of passage.

Child Safety

How To Childproof Radiators To Prevent Winter Burns

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Don't let your kid get burned.

Patience, Grasshopper

How To Teach Toddlers, Preschoolers, And Kindergarteners To Wait

ByAndy Kryza

This is how to teach little children to wait without fuss.

Parenting

New Dad Checklist: 15 Things To Do When Preparing For Fatherhood

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Many pre-baby tasks will be taken care of thanks to friends and family. But some tasks aren’t as apparent and require special thought.

Birth

10 Birth Videos That Offer An Uncensored Look At Delivering A Baby

ByEmily Kelleher

What does an uncensored look at birth do for expecting parents? It offers a lot of visceral clarity.

Brave The Cold

Why Norwegian Parents Let Their Kids Nap Outside In Below-Freezing Temperatures

ByPatrick A. Coleman

You thought baby Thor napped in a cozy crib by the fire?

Small, Nice Things

25 Small, Nice Things To Do For Family Who Helps With Childcare

ByFatherly

If you’re lucky enough to have family members available to watch your kids, here are a few ways to let them know how much their help matters.

Real Talk

How To Talk To Kids About Hurricanes And Scary Weather

ByPatrick A. Coleman

First, turn off the TV, acknowledge their fear, and get them involved in a safety plan.

Friendship

How To Help A Child Make New Friends

ByMatthew Utley

Kindergarten friendships aren’t something to be shrugged off. Instead, they’re crucial experiences in a child’s development.

Catching Zzz's

9 Parenting Hacks To Get Your Kid To Sleep Through The Night

ByKristi Pahr
Temperament

3 Simple Rules To Raise Kind Kids

ByChristian Dashiell

It's all about the small things.

Parenting

6 Myths About What Happens When Dad Yells

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Myth #1: Yelling affects them as adults.