Family Living / Parents

Ask Mr. Dad: Hey, we were born that way

Dear Mr. Dad: We have a two boys, ages 6 and 4. We've tried hard to raise them the same way, but they're completely different. The older one is generally pretty calm and cheerful, but the younger one is wild, noisy and impossible to discipline. ...

Ask Mr. Dad: The story of your life is your legacy

Dear Mr. Dad: My father died when he was 48. He was a great dad, affectionate, playful, and a fine role model. And he had life insurance, so the family was provided for. But when my brother and sister and I were going through his stuff after the ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Economic recovery? Not around here

Dear Mr. Dad: I lost my job more than a year ago and have been unable to find another. My wife works part time, but doesn't bring in nearly enough to cover our expenses. We have no health insurance, burned through the little savings we had trying ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Son's drastic changes demand action

Dear Mr. Dad: My son is a freshman in high school, and until the beginning of this school year, he was a happy kid, with lots of friends and plenty of extracurricular activities. But over the past few months, he's changed. He's lost a bunch of ...