Transgendered parents should help us see that we must pay less attention, as a legal and policy matter, to the gender of parents and more attention on what it means to parent a child.
“Do you ever wish you had a son?” It’s a simple question I get asked at times. And the is unequivocally, “No.”
Researchers recently identified “Couvade Syndrome” - sympathetic pregnancy in males. Despite the backing of the medical establishment, can pregnant women take their partners “phantom” pregnancy symptoms seriously?
Postpartum depression in new dads? New research confirms it’s a very real condition afflicting more men than previously known. For one father, it’s a relief to know he’s not alone and that his experience is “authentic.”
It is rare to read about Latino men in the way I have known them. Even stories by Latino men seem to exclude the experiences and relationships I have come to experience and nurture with the Latino men in my life. For this Father’s/Papi’s Day I want to share some of the ways I have come to know “machismo,” the idea of what it means to be a man, the idea of masculinity. I’ll warn you now, this is not going to be similar to what you have read in other places because my machismo comes from a space of love, respect, trust, and acceptance.
All children should be hoped for and longed for. They should all find welcome in a family that was not complete before their arrival. They should all be the children not of our wants but of our dreams, and our deepest fulfillment.