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June 21, 2015
by Lorna Hecht, MFT


Do Moms Have to Act Like Dads if Dads Aren’t Around? Father's Day for Moms?

June 21, 2015 07:55 by Lorna Hecht, MFT  [About the Author]

Angel Soft toilet tissue has posted an interesting and provocative ad for this Father’s Day. The short video features adult men and women thanking their single mothers for fulfilling the role of mother and father. The ad ends by wishing all the mothers a Happy Father’s Day. The sentiment is sweet; grown children acknowledging the difficulty of solo parenting by mothers, and is clearly designed to bring a tear to the eye of the viewer. However, and perhaps predictably, the ad has turned out to be something of a lightning rod for controversy. [More]

June 13, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

dealingwith father s dayafter losinga child

Dealing with Father's Day after Losing a Child

June 13, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

dealingwith father s dayafter losinga child
Many people have lost a parent, but very few people have had to deal with the pain of losing a child. It can be a really difficult thing to go through if you're a parent, and sometimes, the pain that fathers deal with during it is left behind. Both mothers and fathers have to work through the heartache, albeit differently, so it's important to take a look at that pain and see what we can do in order to help our way through it. Father's Day is coming up, and this day can be incredibly painful and heartbreaking for fathers who have lost a child in some way, shape or form. [More]