One writer/actress reflects on how her father's coming out shaped their relationship and her life.
"Your dad is gay!" my friend spat out one day when we were in a fight. It was as if she were accusing me of something horrible. I was nine at the time. That night, I confronted my mother. "Heather said Dad is gay. He's not, right?" She paused—a long pause—that confirmed my worst fear. I felt betrayed. "How could my dad do this to me? And more importantly, what was I going to tell my friends?"
Growing older, gtrowing stronger. How does your relationship grow?
In our book, Mother/Daughter Duets, we examine a range of concerns in the relationships between mature daughters and their mothers growing old. We ourselves are such a mother/daughter team. We use our own relationship, along with many others who have contributed their own experiences to our book to shine a spotlight on the dynamics of the adult mother/daughter interactions, highlighting the changes that occur during maturation.
Are you worried about your daughter's boy obsession? Learn 7 ways to approach your teen.
By: Talking Teenage, Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. for GalTime.com
The second she walks into my office I can tell she is in distress. She does not mince words. “I’m afraid my daughter’s a stalker,” she blurts. I see immediate relief in her face once she verbalizes this. She proceeds to tell me about her daughter’s behavior in regards to a new crush. The specifics of her tale aren’t as important as her very real concerns.
One gay father's foray into his daughter's sexual identity.
For once, my teenage daughter decided to talk to me. We were driving home from school and she said, "Dad, I have something to tell you." Here it comes, I thought — either some overwrought teenage drama or a parent's worst nightmare is about to escape my precious firstborn's lips. With a quavering voice she delivered the punch: "Jackie and I are dating."
Katie Holmes borrowed inspiration from her real-life role to get into character for her new film.
It seems Katie Holmes' new horror movie, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, features a little bit of art imitating life. Holmes plays Kim, a woman who marries a man with a young daughter, which sounds familiar to the actress's marriage to Tom Cruise (he had two adopted kids from his previous marriage with Nicole Kidman). Not only that, but Kim and the daughter, played by young actress Bailee Madison, bond in a mother-daughter way over some horrifyingly scary action — something the real-life mom can definitely relate to.
My husband and I seem to parent our children differently based on their genders.
My husband and I seem to parent our children differently based on their genders, a tendency I never expected, being the enlightened and empowered woman I am. (“Roar” and all that.) Once we had both a boy and a girl, though, this tendency became obvious.
Ryan Phillippe and Demi Lovato's hookup proves that a big age gap is a bad idea.
Gross. Gross, gross, gross. Rumors are swirling that Ryan Phillippe and Demi Lovato have been secretly dating now for a few months. Ryan, 36, is twice Demi's age—quick math—aaaaand she's 18. Perez Hilton and E! News say that things have gotten pretty hot and heavy between the two recently, but that the relationship kind of started cooling down after Ryan's ex-girlfriend gave birth to his baby girl, Kai. Nothing like a little baby-mama drama to hopefully scare an 18-year-old girl into being a single teen again.
The Frisky lists 10 hilarious, inappropriate subjects to steer clear of on this special holiday.
Family gatherings can often turn into huge altercations if not handled with care—oh, or is that just mine? Awkward... In order to try to avoid any and all drama this Father's Day, check out The Frisky's amusing list of topics you definitely want to stay away from at all costs. You know, basic things like secret abortions, how you lost your virginity, and the graphic details of your current sexcapades are just some of their suggestions.