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9 Things Never To Say To The Parents Of A Newborn

9 Things Never To Say To The Parents Of A Newborn

03.25.2014
Now that I have a 1-month-old child again, it has become abundantly clear that there are times when people just don't know what to say...
My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

03.24.2014
I know it's innocent, but, at the very least, this little prank -- this old-school attempt to "catfish" her old man -- reminds me that...
Shocking News: Being a Stay-at-Home Dad Is Tough!

Shocking News: Being a Stay-at-Home Dad Is Tough!

03.24.2014
Those first few months were tough. There were some days when I just couldn't deal any more. My wife would walk in the door at six and I...
10 Ways You Definitely Screwed Up As A Parent

10 Ways You Definitely Screwed Up As A Parent

03.21.2014
These are the things that should keep you up at night with worry about how you -- yes, YOU! -- broke your child. Or at the very least,...
How To Put A Toddler To Bed In 100 Easy Steps

How To Put A Toddler To Bed In 100 Easy Steps

03.21.2014
72. Toddler will ask what the plan for tomorrow is. Resist the urge to say, "I won't be here. I'm running away tonight."
Bullying Has Nothing To Do With A 'My Little Pony' Lunch Box

Bullying Has Nothing To Do With A 'My Little Pony' Lunch Box

03.21.2014
You see, if a child does not wear a "My Little Pony" backpack/lunch box, then they will be bullied for something else. Bullying has nothing...
Talking About Keeping Medicine Safe Around Children? Make Sure to Include Grandparents

Talking About Keeping Medicine Safe Around Children? Make Sure to Include Grandparents

03.20.2014
All it takes is that one time when we leave our medicine on a nightstand, in a purse on the floor or on the kitchen counter in a pill box...
A Dreaded Day

A Dreaded Day

03.20.2014
Truth is, I'd empty half the bank account -- not the whole thing, cause I don't want to end up in a dirty nursing home -- to relive any...
What To Do When Your Kid Says 'It's Not Fair!'

What To Do When Your Kid Says 'It's Not Fair!'

03.20.2014
Fair does not mean equal. Fair means doing what each child needs at the time.
Talking to Kids About Ukraine

Talking to Kids About Ukraine

03.20.2014
I would counsel that there is absolutely no reason to tell a small child about what's going on in Ukraine, because I think that child really...
Dadmission: 10 Things I Learned From Hosting a Sleepover

Dadmission: 10 Things I Learned From Hosting a Sleepover

03.17.2014
What is it about sleepovers that makes everyone neurotic? My wife told me our street cred was on the line. She wasn't kidding.
17 Things You Can Say To A Parent Of A Child Who Has Special Needs Without Sounding Like a Jerk

17 Things You Can Say To A Parent Of A Child Who Has Special Needs Without Sounding Like a Jerk

03.17.2014
It's not hard to change your choice of wording; it just takes a moment to stop and think.
The Letter I Gave My Daughter On Her 10th Birthday

The Letter I Gave My Daughter On Her 10th Birthday

03.14.2014
Your kindness, generosity, patience, willingness to love and to forgive, your powerful brain, uproarious sense of humor, sharp and quick...
Mothers vs. Fathers vs. Parents: Court Decision Banning Fathers From the Delivery Room Raises Questions for Alternative Families

Mothers vs. Fathers vs. Parents: Court Decision Banning Fathers From the Delivery Room Raises Questions for Alternative Families

03.14.2014
While the right to privacy is an unquestionable one, is there research that can inform us about early interactions between fathers and...