The DADDYING blog provides commentary, research, unique personal narratives, and other creative expressions from a diverse group of parenting colleagues, guest writers, and experts to raise awareness and promote the benefits of lifelong dad involvement.


Daddying Vows: A Worthy Remembrance of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

All too often, the heartfelt vows that fathers make to their children at birth seem to disappear to a secret land of single socks and lost umbrellas. Where do they go? After conducting thousands of hours of interviews with fathers and grandfathers from 20 different countries, it’s clear to me that this secret land also is inhabited by the silent vows so many dads make after witnessing the birth of their children, or at other moments that prompt strong emotions. Those birth moments are ones of dense emotion when new dads are often overwhelmed by an intensity of love they’ve never felt before. Men have confided in me that these feelings are often accompanied by an awareness of the vulnerabilit

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