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.
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.
“Do you ever wish you had a son?” It’s a simple question I get asked at times. And the is unequivocally, “No.”