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An Imaginary Daughter Is Born

An Imaginary Daughter Is Born

07.15.2014
If I was honest with myself, the third child idea was more about getting all the things out of child-rearing that I didn't get the first...
Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty

Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty

Caroline Bologna  06.24.2014
A new Verizon commercial cites a sad statistic by the National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science...
Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

05.30.2014
If all parents sit down with their children and tell them that identifying boys or girls by colors is wrong, the kids will have no choice...
Why This Is One Of My Favorite Photos Ever

Why This Is One Of My Favorite Photos Ever

05.29.2014
If you had asked me what Kate's greatest sensory discomfort was, I would have said it was related to her hair. Until today, she did not...
How I'm Showing My Daughters The Truth About The Female Body

How I'm Showing My Daughters The Truth About The Female Body

05.28.2014
For the last few years I've been indulging in nudist behavior. With my kids. In public. And it's been wonderful.

10 Of The Best Quotes On Fatherhood

05.22.2014
Being a dad is no joke. You're a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a financial adviser, a judge and jury, and a protector all at once. If...
25 Pieces Of Advice I Want My Daughters To Remember If I Die Young

25 Pieces Of Advice I Want My Daughters To Remember If I Die Young

05.15.2014
Should something happen to you or me, our families wouldn't care about perfection. What they'd search the entire house for is anything...
16 Things I Want My Daughters To Know Right Now

16 Things I Want My Daughters To Know Right Now

05. 5.2014
If you love something deeply and want desperately to participate in it, you may need to elbow your way in for a seat at the proverbial...
How To Crack Your Manipulative Teen Daughter's Code

How To Crack Your Manipulative Teen Daughter's Code

04.27.2014
This is a simple, two-step program for parents to learn how to detect and respond to their teen daughter's manipulative behavior.
The Great List Of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Daughters

The Great List Of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Daughters

04.21.2014
From this list I deduced that, lo and behold, I was indeed happy, even thrilled, with the life I'd be able to have with my two daughters....
The Mixed Message I Have to Send My Daughter About Her Body

The Mixed Message I Have to Send My Daughter About Her Body

04.16.2014
I nurture in my daughter a terrible mixed message: one, that she has full sexual self-ownership, and two, that the specter of violence...
The Lasts I'll Miss Most As A Father

The Lasts I'll Miss Most As A Father

04. 9.2014
Lasts don't get talked about very often because, lo and behold, they're often even more powerful to experience than firsts -- and people...
'This Is Your Brain On Princess'

'This Is Your Brain On Princess'

Mandy Velez  04. 8.2014
Now that their lawsuit with the Beastie Boys has been settled, Goldieblox is back to making kick-butt ads to spark girls' interest in engineering....
I Can't Always Protect My Children -- And I Don't Always Want To

I Can't Always Protect My Children -- And I Don't Always Want To

04. 4.2014
I know there will come a day when she will face rejection and feel its effects, but my rushing in to rescue her is not going to help her...