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Entries by Dr. Peggy Drexler from 06/2012

The Real Edwards Question

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

As Americans rinse off the stench of the long sad Edwards affair, we find ourselves wondering yet again: how did this happen?

Don't Call Him Mr. Mom: The Rise/Reign of the Stay-at-Home Dad

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Parents

Though we might like to think that our roles as men and women have become fluid enough to swap Mom for Dad and vice versa, I'm not sure it's quite that easy.

The New Dad: How Modern Fathers Are Creating a Different World for Their Daughters

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Parents

For fathers, breaking free of assumptions about who and what they are in the parental mix means the joy and satisfaction of more -- and continuing -- participation in shaping their daughters' lives.

What's So Funny About Being Gay?

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.

A Warning Against A Culture Where Every Child Wins

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
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The truth is that in real life you don't get rewarded for showing up. The real lesson we should be teaching kids is that the rewards come when you work hard and accomplish something. And the rewards might not always come--that's an important lesson, too.

A Warning Against A Culture Where Every Child Wins

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Huffington
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Peggy Drexler, author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" Back when we were living in San Francisco,...

The Dark Side of Being Daddy's Little Girl

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

While many fathers of grown women still see themselves as their daughters' protectors -- which, again, is perfectly fine and understandable -- it's also necessary for a father to instill in his daughter the belief that she can be her own protector, too.

Mitt to Women: My Economy Will Give What My Policies Take Away

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

With Obama enjoying as much as a 20 point lead with women, who many pundits say could be the key to the election, you'd think the Romney would be a little more accommodating. But Romney's positions could not be clearer.

A Warning Against A Culture Where Every Child Wins

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Parents

We may think that rewarding every child will make them feel good -- and it may, for a moment. But it may also make them feel that they are entitled to praise and recognition for merely existing. And that does no one any favors.