During the last two weeks of 2010, Fatherhood Channel looks back at our biggest stories of the year. #13: Bon Jovi’s new single, “What Do You Got,” continues Rock and Roll’s tradition of preaching messages of love that began with the Beatles. The inspiring lyrics are encouraging fans to pursue practical skills to sustain shared hopes for love, marriage, and family. (Originally published 8/31/2010.)
This week would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. John’s sons, Julian Lennon, who inspired Paul McCartney to write “Hey Jude,” Sean Lennon, widow Yoko Ono, and former wife Cynthia Lennon, recently came together in New York to celebrate one of the famous rock star’s most enduring legacies: the artistic expressions of his son.
Alicia Keys, the Grammy winning global sensation, was proud to show off signs of her advancing pregnancy at the Keep a Child Alive fundraiser in New York City recently. Married to rapper and producer Swizz Beatz, the artist’s passion for children led her to co-found the charity after seeing the devastating impact of the AIDS virus on Africa’s children. Keys says the most important contribution she can make to her future child is the example of her own life.
ABC’s Modern Family (Wednesdays, 9/8c) attracts more than 11 million viewers each week. The show’s enduring prime-time popularity says much about America’s increasing acceptance of diverse portrayals of love, commitment and family.
Studying music can be beneficial to a child’s education. Research demonstrates that learning to play piano, guitar, drums or any other musical instrument prepares kids to be more successful, both academically and professionally in their adult lives.
When Alan’s girlfriend invited him to move in during last week’s episode of Two and a Half Men, he had plenty to think about. Of course, Charlie would love to get the bachelor pad all to himself. See what happens tonight when Alan and Lyndsey try to work it all out.
In the premiere episode of Two and a Half Men, Alan is lying to Jake while preaching honesty. This week, he’ll face a tempting invitation.
The “Godfather of Grunge,” Neil Young has two children who suffer from cerebral palsy and a third fighting epilepsy. Being a creative genius, Young invented the Big Red Button, a device allowing his quadriplegic son to enjoy playing with an electric train set. Fans can see Neil Young perform live this week in Hollywood, Florida.
A recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau and findings from Esquire Magazine’s 2010 Survey of American Men offer hints that John Hughes’ enduring 1983 classic, Mr. Mom, may have been ahead of its time.
Three months after Al and Tipper Gore shocked friends and the public with news that they were ending their 40-year-marriage, Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee finalized their divorce after nearly 30 years together. A recent Esquire report reveals far fewer 20-year-old men believe long-term monogamy is a reasonable expectation than their 50-year old counterparts. Are the divorces of famous celebrity couples having an impact?
Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer return to prime time Monday at 9/8c as Two and a Half Men kicks off its eighth season on CBS. The show delivers hilarious comedy and unique lessons on relationships, families and parenting as two bachelors look out for a teenage boy.
Wedding music can make or break your big day’s ceremony and reception. The question for a couple is always choosing between a DJ and live talent for their wedding music. There is no right or wrong, as wedding music is always a matter of opinion, as well as money.
From the little boy playing on his legendary father’s drum to filling his mighty shoes at the Zeppelin reunion tour in 2007, Jason Bonham certainly knows there are benefits when Daddy is a rock star. The powerful musician is currently touring the world with The Led Zeppelin Experience.
There’s a reason you’ve heard so much about the Emmy Award winning TV show, Modern Family. It is that funny. Poking fun at real-life situations for 30 minutes every week, get ready for the second season of the mocumentary that looks at the brighter side of family relationships.
Being the son or daughter of a cultural icon can certainly have its positive and negative effects growing up. But how much does the entertainment industry interfere with a parent’s role? In today’s world, rock stars find new outlets to bond with their sons and daughters. This week’s “Daddy is a Rock Star” features Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.
Funny man Bill Cosby knows a thing or two about family and fatherhood. Moms, dads and their children will crack up from the comedian’s timeless tales about marriage and raising children. Ten years after the senseless murder of his eldest son, Bill Cosby combines his hilarious appreciation for the ironies of life with the wisdom of his years in a memorable commencement address to the graduating class of Carnegie Mellon.
A couple shares about the intimate journey of home birth while experts urge caution. Facing many decisions when expecting a child, couples are finding communication skills, empathy and emotional understanding key to working together and a lasting gift to their children.
Bon Jovi’s new single, “What Do You Got,” continues Rock and Roll’s tradition of preaching messages of love that began with the Beatles. The inspiring lyrics are encouraging fans to pursue practical skills to sustain shared hopes for love, marriage, and family.
A child’s success in school often hinges on the partnership parents form with teachers. Recent articles and a five-step communications tool, known as the Daily Temperature Reading, help parents and teachers work together and make the best use of Parent Teacher conferences.
In place of dirty looks, nasty names, and spiteful acts, newlyweds head for marriage class to learn to fight fair and discover they can work it out.