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Dana H. Glazer
Dana H. Glazer is an award-winning filmmaker who lives in New Jersey with his wife and three young children. He grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended Bowdoin College and NYU Graduate Film. He is a Student Academy Award winner as well as a Writer’s Guild East Member who has written for Warner Brothers and the SyFy Channel. Recently, Dana produced two feature documentaries: The Evolution of Dad - about the changing role of fatherhood and Parents of the Revolution, which explores parents teaching their kids about activism on the front lines of Occupy Wall Street. To learn more about his films please visit Dane-Gramp Productions.

Entries by Dana H. Glazer

A Milestone For America's Dads

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:36 AM

There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them. It was a day that I will...

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Teaching Our Kids to Save the Planet

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:39 PM


One day this past December it was nearly 70 degrees where we live in northern New Jersey and my 10-year-old son, Charlie, was really bummed out about it.

"It shouldn't be this warm, Dad. Not in December. I guess this is global warming,"...

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An Ode to Rebel Parents

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 12:30 PM

We parents can be such a smug bunch, and the Internet only makes it that much easier for us to lob our judgments wherever we see fit:

How dare you take your two young children on a treacherous deep-sea voyage!! - from the New York Times.

What kind...

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Is The Wolf of Wall Street a Snuff Film?

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Years from now, after the human race has been mostly wiped off the face of this planet, some surviving anthropologist may look to the film The Wolf of Wall Street for clues as to what happened to us.

This future anthropologist will likely have an 'a-ha' moment as the...

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Take a Stand: Support Parents Occupy Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 11:11 AM

I don't know about you but I've been following the protests happening on Wall Street and other areas around the world with great interest. While the media has painted, rightfully so or not, that the Occupy Wall Street protestors are just a bunch of hippies, radicals and druggies, I believe...

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Bullies: A Dad's Dilemma

(4) Comments | Posted June 15, 2011 | 1:40 AM

Is there a benefit to the schoolyard bully in terms of our survival? Lately, I've been pondering this, having recently witnessed my 7-year-old son Charlie being pushed around in the playground after school.

It started off innocently enough at the jungle gym when a kid from Charlie's class began...

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Memo to CEOs: Show Some Balls

(14) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 11:55 AM

Last night, at a screening of my fatherhood documentary in New York City, something interesting and rather unexpected happened during the Q&A. A dad in the audience started talking about his surprise at how the new fathers in his tech company are refusing to take the generous paid...

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How Today's Birthday Parties Are Teaching Our Kids the Wrong Lessons

(149) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 7:33 AM

Recently, at my younger son's fourth birthday celebration, something a little distressing happened. As we were all singing "Happy Birthday" to him, his seven-year-old brother loudly inserted his own name at the end of the song. It was one of those moments that can really make a parent cringe. When...

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Let's Get Rid of 'Mommy and Me' (VIDEO)

(45) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 9:00 AM

I took my eldest son to get his hair cut the other day and noticed on the door to the salon an advertisement for a local "Mommy and Me" class. The flier included an illustration of a mother holding her toddler. There was no mention of dads and other caregivers...

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Teaching Diversity to Your Child

(60) Comments | Posted August 18, 2010 | 7:00 AM

I was watching "Sesame Street" with my two young sons the other day and found myself noticing the variety of people in the show. It was satisfying to see that not only were my kids getting to know Big Bird and the alphabet but they were also learning that people...

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10 Things I Learned (Or Unlearned) From Having Kids

(23) Comments | Posted August 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Having kids is a life-changing experience. For those of you who are about to embark on the wild adventure of parenting, or are thinking about it, here are the top 10 things I've learned (and unlearned) since becoming a father.

Dana H. Glazer is the award-winning director...

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Working Dads: Hidden Heroes in the New Fatherhood Movement

(49) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM

My bet is that the dads who are going to make or break involved fatherhood are: working dads.

Why working dads? The media doesn't hark much on them. They are not who we necessarily associate with the phrase :involved dad." For all intents and purposes this vast majority of...

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How to Build a Time Machine to Your Childhood

(20) Comments | Posted July 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM

Have you noticed that as we get older we require larger amounts of stimulation to engage us? That what once excited us when we were young now doesn't hold the same potency? Be it the sugar in our food, the coffee we guzzle, our hectic schedules or the onslaught of...

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Is the American Family Doomed?

(17) Comments | Posted July 15, 2010 | 12:00 PM

Is the American family doomed? You might start thinking so given the recent spate of sensational news articles that have been popping up lately. Last month, the Atlantic Monthly celebrated Father's Day by sharing that dads are no longer necessary. This month New York Magazine proclaims...

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My Experience With a Doula During Childbirth

(17) Comments | Posted July 9, 2010 | 8:00 AM

After writing last week about a father's role in the birthing room, it occurred to me that I would be remiss not to address my own personal experience in the delivery room as you might find it surprising and perhaps even helpful.

Like many dads, I attended birthing...

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Should Dads Be Allowed in the Birthing Room?

(165) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 8:00 AM

Should dads be allowed in the birthing room? This question has arisen lately in the blogosphere and, frankly, I'm just as mystified as other "dadvocates" like Brian Reid from Rebel Isn't it just a given at this point that dads should be allowed to attend...

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The Evolution of Father's Day

(8) Comments | Posted June 19, 2010 | 8:00 AM

This year Father's Day celebrates its 100th birthday. It began in 1910, when an outspoken woman from Spokane, Washington decided that her father, a single and devoted parent, deserved to have a day dedicated to him similar to Mother's Day. The idea became a bill in 1913, but then struggled...

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Requiem for a Dad

(2) Comments | Posted June 15, 2010 | 12:30 PM

He didn't look like much when I first saw him strolling up to me at a campsite in Harriman State Park, exactly two years ago. His hair was stringy and unkempt, his thin face unshaven. A smudged shirt and dirt-covered pants hung from his wiry, 50-year-old frame.

I was...

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