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Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

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August 29th 2013:Dads Are Finding Their Footing as Engaged Parents

Do you think the time has come for the media to stop portraying dads as simpletons in popular sitcoms? The roles of dads have been dramatically changing over the past several years, largely for the better. Though many dads have always been engaged and present, they are growing in numbers exponentially. There is a demand online, in written word and on TV, for realistic and helpful content. Doug French, co-founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit, will discuss current fathering issues, he will examine the significance of a parenting partnership, and he will illustrate the importance of why sons must grow i

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Doug French

Doug French is a writer and single dad who began his personal blog, Laid-Off Dad, in June 2003. He is also co-founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit, which will convene next on Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2014, in New Orleans. He has been profiled in or written for The New York Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, Babble, Parents magazine, and several newspapers, and his writing has appeared in several parentcentric websites and blogging anthologies. In July 2010, he made the still-curious decision to create When the Flames Go Up, a blog about co-parenting after divorce, with his ex-wife. She and he and their two young sons live in close proximity in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @LOD. -->
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