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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | June 15, 2013

I enjoy getting calls from my children on Father’s day. I actually get upset if I don’t hear from them on my birthday (or least a post on my Facebook wall). We didn’t have Father’s day when I was growing up and I don’t remember celebrating my own Father’s birthday. No doubt that he was … Continue reading »

Five reasons why it’s a good time to be a dad

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | June 13, 2013

Are you feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? You’re not alone — a recent study from the Pew Center finds that most men are struggling to juggle work and family, just like moms. But believe it or not, that’s a sign of progress. And in many ways this is the best of times to … Continue reading »

Twenty questions to ask your father

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents |

My friends and family know what’s coming when we’re out to dinner and they see a little packet of white squares come out of my purse, held together with a rubber band. It’s a pile of carefully selected Table Topics — little cards printed with questions — usually from the “Family Gatherings” collection. (Though on … Continue reading »

Fathers have more fun

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents | June 13, 2012

Are parents happier than their childless peers? For the last five years or so, I’ve answered that question with a resounding “no.” Statistics (not to mention anecdotal evidence) led me to believe that parents tend to be more stressed and less happy. In some ways, this seems understandable, even obvious. Folks without kids can go … Continue reading »