Fatherhood is the experience of parenthood through the lens of masculinity. There are many different types of paternal relationships that are defined socially, biologically, and legally, and each carries enormous—and often conflicting—cultural expectations and assumptions. Finding out what it means to be a “good father” is often a journey of self-discovery, learning how to best balance external expectations, personal desires, and family realities. We can be intensely judged for how we perform gendered parental roles, but we also can gain great personal satisfaction by fulfilling those roles. Finding our own understanding of our complex identities as parents can help us find resilience and joy in the long journey of parenthood.

Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Father

Regardless of how many years you've been a dad, there is an abundant amount of opportunities to be a better father.

Fathers & Sons: How to Be a Great Dad

Be a man, be a father.

How to Strengthen a Father-Son Relationship

In life, we tend to invest time and money into the things we care about and when it comes to father-son relationships this principle is especially relevant.

Fatherhood Lowers Testosterone, Keeps Dads at Home

A new study finds that levels of testosterone, the "macho" sex hormone, drop in new fathers.

The 8 Best Things Dads Can Do for Themselves in Honor of Father’s Day

Men’s health and self-care takes the spotlight this June as part of Men’s Health Awareness Month.