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Family Issues, Fatherhood, Masculinity

Healthy Start Fathers: Real Life, Real Dads

By Kenn Harris, National Healthy Start Association, Dads Matter Initiative and Armin Brott, Mr. Dad We all know (or at least we should know) how important fathers are in their children’s lives. Children with involved fathers get better grades and are more likely to graduate high school. They’re less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol or […]

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Anxiety, Cardio, Growing Up, Stress

How The Economy Impacts Our Health

Stress can damage your immune system, making your more susceptible to getting sick. It increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. And it can make people abuse drugs and alcohol, which in turn does all sorts of damage to the body—not to mention the damage that’s done to others when stressed out people cause […]

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Fatherhood, Parenting, Relationships, Stress

Be a Dad First, Then a Friend

MHN advisor and syndicated columnist, Armin Brott, recently heard from a single dad who’s having some trouble with his relationship with his 13-year-old daughter. The problem is that the dad’s relationship with his daughter has been more as friends than as father-daughter. He feels guilty about the long hours he works and about not providing […]

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Health, Health, Masculinity

Finding the Truth behind the Headlines

About 100 years ago, the writer and humorist Mark Twain said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

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Family Issues, Fatherhood, Growing Up

Sticks and Stones Hurt More Than Words? Better Think Again

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me,” is right up there with “Johnny and Julie siting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G….” and “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you” on the list of top annoying (yet endlessly repeated) childhood sayings.

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