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20 Somewhat Horrible Things I Do To My Kids That I In No Way Feel Guilty About

John Kinnear | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
John Kinnear

The following list was compiled by my wife, me, and a few other guilty parties whose names will be protected until my death. They know who they are, and they don't feel guilty, either.

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways -- so we like to round up the most hilarious 140-character quips f...

Spanking Would Be Easier

John Kinnear | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen to our instructions. This presents two challenges. We're going to need good reasons, and somehow we have to get them to believe us.

5 Pieces Of Parenting Advice I'm Tired Of Hearing

John Kinnear | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

I'll take the good with the bad, not out of some hope that eventually one will outweigh the other, but with the understanding that parenting, like everything else in life, is lived in the aggregate of all of our good and bad experiences.

6 Parenting Lessons From 'Doctor Who'

John Kinnear | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Love is not a finite resource. It is infinitely replenishable, and my capacity to feel it and share it with others is much bigger than I had ever imagined. Just like the TARDIS, I am bigger on the inside.

The Wrong Way To Support Your Wife's Breastfeeding

John Kinnear | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Yes, I am proud of my wife's decision to breastfeed. But, if I am being honest, I am more proud of what we learned before her milk ever came in.

You're In Charge Of Your Body. I Still Get To Make Rules.

John Kinnear | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

Here's the problem with shirts and bumper stickers and sound bites. They boil everything down into a simple digestible message that, while catchy and convenient, is also easily misconstrued.

The Difference Between How Parents And Kids Understand Privacy

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents

Before you had kids, privacy seemed like a straightforward concept. Now, you know better. John Kinnear, who writes the blog Ask Your Dad, teamed up...

Why We Can Never Go Back To McDonald's

John Kinnear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

She puts her hand up on the red plastic window. I place mine in the same spot. I mouth the words "I'm sorry." She is Spock and I am Kirk in Wrath of Kahn. She is Bruce Willis and I am Liv Tyler in Armageddon.