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How to cope as daughter’s absent father re-appears?

My 7-year-old daughter’s absent father has just contacted me stating an interest in a relationship with her. I believe this is ultimately a good thing for her but I am not sure about the best approach. [more inside]
posted by lunaazul on Sep 6, 2010 - 54 answers

How do I help a Dad find his Daughter?

I came across an ad on Craigslist that really grabbed my attention. It was from a dad with very little computer knowledge, hoping to set up a website so his daughter would one day Google herself and know about her real dad. He hasn't been with her since she was 2 (2001). Something about it, probably my own personal experiences, really made me want to help. I set up a Blogger account for him so he can post pictures and letters to her easily (he updates the site from the local library). Are there any other things I should try? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Aug 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Give my dad a break!

My father lost his job last year and went from making a comfortable living to bare minimum unemployment checks and occasional side jobs. Although my mother is able to support the family (I live 2000 miles away), they have very little extra spending cash. I want to send my dad a giftcard to see a movie, but I'm not sure if he'll consider it to be a pity thing? [more inside]
posted by razzamatazm on Jul 29, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm bitter and very sad about the fact that I've never had a reliable and protective man (father, brother, uncle, grandfather) in my life.

I'm bitter and very sad about the fact that I've never had a reliable and protective man (father, brother, uncle, grandfather) in my life. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jul 6, 2010 - 34 answers

Who's Leia's Daddy?

Who's Princess Leia's "father"? (Alleged father, not actual father.) [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jun 22, 2010 - 4 answers

How to deal with a hurtful aged father?

How to deal with a hurtful aged father at an upcoming family event? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm not buying him socks!

Help me come up with a fantastic birthday present for my father! [more inside]
posted by gumtree on May 14, 2010 - 30 answers

I think my elderly father is thinking of taking his own life...

My father recently intimated without saying outright that he was thinking of ending his life. He's 77, has been living with the after effects of strokes for about 15 years or more and has lost his ability to enjoy pretty much all of his passions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Unexpected and unwanted parent's sudden appearance

Estranged parent crisis: I came home to my father -- whom I have not seen in the last two years for reasons of his alcoholism and emotional abuse -- looming in the hallway, waiting for me to return. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by Aleatoire on May 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Want to get daddy a nice present.

Present for 85-year old artist [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Absent dad wrongly claims daughters as dependents

How can this unfair income tax situation be resolved? [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Apr 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Taking Care of Pop

What's the best way to take care of my father's cremation wishes? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

The [story's] for the sad man...

I'm looking for a sad story I read on the internet. A son was browsing through his father's possessions after the father's death and came across a Pokemon game. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers

What are some good activity books and websites for fathers and sons?

What are some good activity books and websites for fathers and sons? [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Blood, water and airline miles

I have a biological daughter (Angel), that I know, for certain, is mine. Angel, however, does not know that I exist. How do I remedy this situation? [more inside]
posted by the giant pill on Jan 23, 2010 - 54 answers

Do I have to invite my father to the wedding?

Should I invite my estranged father to my wedding? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Dec 18, 2009 - 27 answers

How can my friend get through his dad's Orwellian firewall?

My friend's dad has decided he's not worthy of an internet connection. How can my friend get through his dad's Orwellian firewall? [more inside]
posted by bewarethewumpus on Dec 8, 2009 - 47 answers

Can I have your tips about entering into the holiday season right after my dad's death?

Death, mourning, family, and holidays: How to prepare for the holidays in a post-Dad world? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Nov 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

My parents are divorced; my father has custody of my younger brother, but is leaving the country for a few years for work. He wants me to live with and take care of my 16 year old brother until he graduates from HS. I love my brother, but I have some objections and I’m not sure how to handle this. (long explanation inside!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 60 answers

I miss the little guy.

Help. Help help help. My (ex?) girlfriend has taken our six day old child to her parents house and is barricading herself there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2009 - 43 answers

How weird is a father-daughter road-trip?

[ParentFilter]: Quick survey of parents - how weird do you think it is for a father to take his toddler-age daughter on a long weekend trip to visit family, while the mother stays at home? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Jul 15, 2009 - 49 answers

Name change for a minor when contested by father?

I want to change my son's middle name. Babydaddy ain't having it. [more inside]
posted by mezzanayne on Jul 13, 2009 - 44 answers

Tips for single dad

Looking for tips, advice, how-to's, words of wisdom, dire warnings, helpful websites/blogs/books, and general info on single parenting in general...and for single parenting for a dad raising an almost 3yo in particular. [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jul 13, 2009 - 12 answers

How Do You Know If You're Ready To Be A Dad?

How do you know you're ready to be a father? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 25, 2009 - 42 answers

Please help me deal with my father's sudden passing.

My (estranged) father just died. I don't know if he left a will. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Jun 8, 2009 - 18 answers

Do daddy's girls own a negotiation power that I do not?

30 years after my father is gone, I wonder what intangibles he denied me. How do I get a sneak peak into the world of a daddy‘s girl? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2009 - 38 answers

What to do about my alcoholic father?

What to do about my alcoholic father? [more inside]
posted by gman on Apr 10, 2009 - 47 answers

how to write a letter to an insecure and abusive father

How to write a brief email to a disrespectful parent who stole money to try to get it back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 18 answers

My parents drive me crazy.

How do I deal with my parents on limited resources without sending all of us into a fit? (likely to be TL;DR) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 20, 2009 - 13 answers

Custody battles when only living parent is a released convict

Hypothetical child custody question about when the only living parent goes to jail. How hard is it for the convicted parent to regain custody of their child upon their release? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Feb 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Dad's a drunk.

My ex is a drunk, so I threw him out. However, we have a young child, and I'm having a hard time figuring out where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Father & Son tee-shirt sayings for the smart ass family.

I'd like to make matching father & son t-shirts for my husband and stepson with simple iron on letters. However, I can't come up with a witty saying for the shirts. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog on Dec 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Puzzle people, here's a challenge - what should my dear ol' dad get for Christmas?

Puzzle people, here's a challenge - what should my dear ol' dad get for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Dec 13, 2008 - 7 answers

I want to give my father a written piece to go along with his Christmas present. Help!

This is the first time that I've bought my father an unsolicited Christmas gift and I want to attach something to indicate its emotional weight for me. I'm thinking of written pieces. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Dec 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I be creeped out by my dad's relationship?

Last year my dad and my step-mother divorced after 20 years of marriage. It was not an easy break-up, and my dad was pretty devastated in its wake. While it was wrenching for me to think of my dad being alone in his mid-sixties, I cheered myself knowing that my dad, being a very smart, handsome, together guy with a whole lot of awesome qualities, is definitely a catch and would almost certainly end up with someone terrific. I always pictured him being with some fun, free-spirited woman, probably a widow, someone who could match his intellect, stand up to his occasional bull-headedness, and win the hearts of his kids. He’s now with with someone, alright, but not at all what I’d imagined or hoped for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 50 answers

Help me both a Good and Bad Father for Halloween

Dressing as a Preist (leaning more toward Irish Catholic one )for Halloween. Looking for ideas and wierd and funny things to say. So far i found this Things you dont want a Preist to say was hoping to query the hive mind for funnier things and ideas.
posted by Rolandkorn on Oct 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Bookfilter: what book(s) would my father love?

Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Paralyzed With Resentment

How can I stop thinking about my father's bigotry, hatred, and intolerance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 42 answers

How sell a healthy lifestyle to my sedentary father?

Exercise/diet suggestions for getting my father to take better care of himself. [more inside]
posted by unceman on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Dealing with a negative parent

My father's paranoia and controlling behavior is driving me up the wall. What I can do to calm him down? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Aug 24, 2008 - 33 answers

Works About The Relationship Between Fathers and Sons?

I'm the first-time father of a one-year old boy. Having recently finished "The Road" and "The Prince of Frogtown" and enjoyed the movie "The Kite Runner", I'm looking for suggestions of other books (or movies or songs) that are about the relationship between fathers and sons. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 4, 2008 - 32 answers

Who the heck's my pop?

How can I determine, with access to limited biological data, if my father is not who I thought he was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 - 10 answers

How to relate to my parents during their divorce?

My parents are getting a divorce. How do I support them? How do I relate to them without it being terribly weird on me? How do I stop worrying about them so much? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jun 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Last pre-fatherhood birthday gift recommendations?

Birthday gift recommendations: this will be the last birthday before he starts getting Father's day presents too. [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Jun 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Drunk Dad at hookup = no kid or damaged kid?

Does a father's moderate drinking, around insemination, affect conception rates or baby health? I've googled aplenty, but the info that I've found is consistently of poor quality, with lots of assertions and opinions but no data regarding actual outcomes, either for conception rates or a baby's development. I'm not interested in stories about damaged sperm, but rather solid evidence about babies, either the lack of babies or damage to their health. And I'm talking about consumption levels comfortably within the moderate range, so alcholic malnutrition and whatnot don't factor in. Thanks!
posted by NortonDC on Jun 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 answers

How to contact my estranged father for documents required for Irish Citizenshp?

I recently learned I am eligible for Irish citizenship because my grandparents were born in Ireland. I need to obviously prove my relation to them, which is where things get sticky. I am related to them by way of my somewhat estranged father. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I get out from under an abusive father?

How do I get out from under an abusive father? [more inside]
posted by Submiqent on May 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Hope me please. Thanks.

Okay, soooo... my dad just died. And I need to know how to handle myself and take care of my best interests. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 26, 2008 - 51 answers

Long Distance Parenting

Looking for positive experiences where single parent and young child(en) were separated by great distances. Specifically, I am curious to know how it was made to work. [more inside]
posted by panoptican on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

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