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Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban On First Day Of Congress

Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 13:07:10 in Politics

“Pass the bill, make it permanent, and also make it illegal to possess assault rifles! Just banning sale of new ones won't change things due to the huge amount of such killing machines already on the street. Start a buyout period after which it's a felony to possess!
Act now.
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'Oprah's Next Chapter': Neil Patrick Harris Sought Therapy To Help Him Bond With His Twins (VIDEO)

'Oprah's Next Chapter': Neil Patrick Harris Sought Therapy To Help Him Bond With His Twins (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 15:00:42 in TV

“Please see my response to Wolf123 below.
The Dudes' Daddy”
'Oprah's Next Chapter': Neil Patrick Harris Sought Therapy To Help Him Bond With His Twins (VIDEO)

'Oprah's Next Chapter': Neil Patrick Harris Sought Therapy To Help Him Bond With His Twins (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 14:41:08 in TV

“The phenomenon of celebrities running to the media with every little nuance of their private life, and the public that is so thirsty for drops from their godly nectar of gossip and minutia, I find distasteful and pathetic.
There are people out there way more qualified than an actor to talk about those issues. Part of my reaction is also toward HuffPost's decision to publish this in the parenting section, as opposed to their entertainment blog, where it belongs.
The Dudes' Daddy”

wolf 123 on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:03:52

“Actually in most cases I agree with your point. If I have to sit through one more celebrity telling me about how "they too" struggled with alcoholism or neglect or ADHD and dyslexia, I'm going to take up drinking.... Celebrity as a notion is more that a little ridiculous and hackneyed.

Where I find this particular story differs is because it sheds some light on a topic which is little understood in society gay and straight. This was not simply some overwrought me too story in my opinion but served to inform about something that is new and poorly understood.

Sometimes celebrity can be misused and milked, but the position of public recognition does not necessarily mean that it can't be used constructively.  ”

Doug Whitinger on Jun 5, 2012 at 15:49:07

“Who would be better suited to discuss gay parenting than two very well-know gay parents? It's not like the Catholic Church is stepping up saying that bonding with children is a common problem. They would probably say the bonding is instantaneous with "normal" couples just to discourage the practice.

Bravo to Neil and David for taking on the toughest job in the world (parenting) and being brave enough to share their shortcomings with others.”

beulah4 on Jun 5, 2012 at 15:22:14

“Except that it's not about entertainment. It's about parenting.

I agree with you about celebrities who share too much with the public and the people who lap it up. I just don't think that's the case here. Sometimes celebrities are able to bring certain things to the public's notice because people tend to pay attention to them. And if they're going to do it for petty reasons (and I see no sign of our being able to put an end to that, more's the pity), we might as well occasionally get something useful out of it.

I'd like to think that NPH shared this story for a reason and was genuinely trying to be helpful. And showing people that even the celebrities (they too often revere for superficial reasons) can have problems we can relate to and solutions that might work for us is a good thing imo.

Are there more qualified people to discuss this? Quite possibly, though hearing a first person account of a situation like this from someone who experienced it can often be as helpful as hearing what the professionals have to say. The two together are invaluable. Whether those people are celebrities or not.”
'Oprah's Next Chapter': Neil Patrick Harris Sought Therapy To Help Him Bond With His Twins (VIDEO)

'Oprah's Next Chapter': Neil Patrick Harris Sought Therapy To Help Him Bond With His Twins (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 13:16:22 in TV

“The struggle to bond with a newborn is common and legitimate. Doing it publicly is pathetic. (Why does HuffPost publish this bubble is another question).
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wolf 123 on Jun 5, 2012 at 14:23:06

“I think it was rather useful for this to be discussed publicly actually. Gay parents are living situations which are in many cases uncharted and misunderstood. Shedding some light onto the workings and mechanics of gay parenting is helpful to others who may recognize themselves and glean a eureka moment from the sharing of someone else's story. It's the same reason we read biographies, we learn through hearing about other's experiences.”

beulah4 on Jun 5, 2012 at 14:13:17

“So sharing an experience like that in a way that might encourage other people going through the same thing to not feel bad about themselves and to seek help to learn how to bond better with their own children is "pathetic"? Hmm, I thought it was kind of generous. Useful. Informative.”
Torture By Sesame Street At Guantanamo Bay: Al Jazeera Reports (VIDEO)

Torture By Sesame Street At Guantanamo Bay: Al Jazeera Reports (VIDEO)

Commented May 31, 2012 at 09:46:47 in World

“Why Sesame Street? Play them the entire playlist from my teenage son'e iPod. That will brake them to wailing pieces of agony in mere minutes, and they will all turn into nuns.
But seriously? This is not only ugly, but useless and counterproductive.
The Dudes' Daddy
www.daddingdudes.com

CrnkyOldMan on May 31, 2012 at 10:19:04

“I know this sounds glaringly stereotypical, but....
I just don't get the kids' music these days.
I love nearly all kinds of music, except country.
Screamo is just plain wrong.”
Popular Baby Names 2011: Sophia, Jacob New Number One Names

Popular Baby Names 2011: Sophia, Jacob New Number One Names

Commented May 14, 2012 at 22:33:01 in Parents

“Enough with the baby names already! Really! Enough.
The Dudes's Daddy
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Romney Apologizes For Bullying In Prep School, Says He Didn't Know Victim Was Gay

Romney Apologizes For Bullying In Prep School, Says He Didn't Know Victim Was Gay

Commented May 12, 2012 at 15:01:10 in Politics

“In defense of Dadding Dudes:
I wasn't truly trying to defend Romney, but to make the point that this is not as much an issue of homophobia (although there's that, too), but an issue of fear and hatred of anybody who's different. He is trying to hide behind not knowing that the guy was gay, and I'm saying, it makes no difference whether or not you knew, because you knew he was different than what's considered acceptable in your culture, and that was enough for you to bully him.
Sorry if this was not clear from my first comment.
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Romney Apologizes For Bullying In Prep School, Says He Didn't Know Victim Was Gay

Romney Apologizes For Bullying In Prep School, Says He Didn't Know Victim Was Gay

Commented May 11, 2012 at 16:30:54 in Politics

“In Mitt's defense, the word gay was not in use back then. So he wasn't anti gay, he was simply anti anybody who's different than him and his buddies.
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Dadding Dudes on May 12, 2012 at 15:01:10

“In defense of Dadding Dudes:
I wasn't truly trying to defend Romney, but to make the point that this is not as much an issue of homophobia (although there's that, too), but an issue of fear and hatred of anybody who's different. He is trying to hide behind not knowing that the guy was gay, and I'm saying, it makes no difference whether or not you knew, because you knew he was different than what's considered acceptable in your culture, and that was enough for you to bully him.
Sorry if this was not clear from my first comment.
www.daddingdudes.com

jcjewell on May 12, 2012 at 14:30:36

“The word in use back then was "sissy". Hence the "atta girl" epithet he used against the other closeted gay student mentioned in the Wa-Po article. Anti-sissy and anti-gay are synonymous, and thus offer no defense of Mitt.”

supertamsf on May 11, 2012 at 16:47:00

“First - Doesn't matter what the current term was it's not like homosexuality didn't exist. Homosexuality has been around as long as humans have and in American culture people have been ostracized for it since birth of our country. Long before 1965. Romney knew what being gay was and went after this kid for it.

Second - Not a place to peddle your blog.”
Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Commented May 10, 2012 at 20:25:31 in Parents

“These picture sexualize breastfeeding, with gorgeous women exposing their boobs. It's going to sell well, I'm sure, but it's cynical.
As for the issues at question, there are many books, opinions, cultural dictations etc.; let each family decide what to do and how.
As an aside: some popular claim states that breastfeeding prevents the mother from ovulating, hence provides a birth control method. Not so. There's a 15 year old proof to the untruthfulness of this claim sitting in front of me as I write these lines...”

85Percent on May 10, 2012 at 20:54:42

“Yes, it is interesting that they only used gorgeous women, and most of us wimmin are no better than average looking. Show us a gap-toothed two-hundred-pound forty-year-old with stretched out boobs hanging to to her crotch nursing a five year old.”
Texting and Driving? PSA Shows Busy Dentist, Highlighting Distracted Driving Dangers (VIDEO)

Texting and Driving? PSA Shows Busy Dentist, Highlighting Distracted Driving Dangers (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 09:13:35 in Parents

“So far, all the drivers I've noticed texting, or talking on cellphones were adults, not teens. I know the problem with teen texting exists, and it is serious, but who will educate those teens' parents?
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Table Talk: Eating Together Makes Us Happier <em>And</em> Healthier

Table Talk: Eating Together Makes Us Happier And Healthier

Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 19:57:34 in Parents

“Doesn't have to be dinner. Breakfast works. Sunday brunch. Just a few days ago I got some ice cream with hot fudge, and we all gathered spontaneously and had some great laughs.
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Diaper World Record Attempt: 2nd Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change [UPDATE]

Diaper World Record Attempt: 2nd Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change [UPDATE]

Commented Apr 22, 2012 at 15:30:42 in Parents

“When my dude#2 was 2 or 3 he sat down in his diaper on a carpeted staircase at a friend's home. His Velcro diaper-cover somehow attached itself to the carpet, and the look on his face when he tried to get up and couldn't, while we all roared in laughter, is a part of our family's legend now.
Cloth diapers may not be as convenient, but they provide many memorable moments...
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Sarah Palin Attacks Obama's 'Terrifyingly Naive' Assault On Energy Production

Sarah Palin Attacks Obama's 'Terrifyingly Naive' Assault On Energy Production

Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 11:46:06 in Politics

“The fact that this woman has turned so negligible and obsolete, is a ray of light in the otherwise bleak American political arena.
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John Raese Equates Smoking Ban To Hitler Policy

John Raese Equates Smoking Ban To Hitler Policy

Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 11:41:36 in Politics

“Sometimes I think that all those politicians are looking for is to get in as an item on The Daily Show. Why else would you be so ridiculously moronic?
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nomoresoundbytes on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:08:59

“Cool site.”
Should Parents Put Their Overweight Children On Diets? [DEBATE]

Should Parents Put Their Overweight Children On Diets? [DEBATE]

Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 12:24:49 in Parents

“Everybody who eats is on diet. The question should be not, "Should they be on a diet," but, "Which diet should they be on."
80% of weight gain is due to dietary practices, only the remaining 20% are related to exercise. Our bodies are so good at retaining energy (fat); once it's in there, it's very hard to burn off. So teach kids to not get it in to begin with.
Don't put them on a "program," teach them how to eat right for the rest of their lives.
TDD, www.daddingdudes.com
'Dance Moms': Abby Lee Miller Defends Giving The Girls Guns As Props (VIDEO)

'Dance Moms': Abby Lee Miller Defends Giving The Girls Guns As Props (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 16:10:25 in TV

“Other than illegalize vulgarity and bad taste (which would decimate 90% of TV), what are you gonna do?
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kareemachan on Feb 25, 2012 at 15:37:58

“Just say no.”
Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 17:27:02 in Parents

“When my kids were younger, I went out and bought a book of all the classic fairy tales in their original, scary, sometimes weird form. We read them together and discussed, and got a little scared, but knew that it was just a story. These timeless tales are classic for a reason. They contain so much in them. Just see the works of Bruno Bettelheim, and Joseph Campbell about the power of these stories.
Today my kids are great readers, who read many genres. Kids can handle much more than we think. Don't deprive them by only exposing them to the diluted Disney versions.
www.daddingdudes.com

Bombastic1892 on Feb 21, 2012 at 17:40:04

“It's much easier to just submit and allow them to watch half dressed 13 year olds prance around on the disney channel all day instead of read to them and have discussions about the stories afterward. That way, they can be just as dumb as all the rest of the kids.”
Post-Natal Care In France: How I Got My Vagina Back In Shape

Post-Natal Care In France: How I Got My Vagina Back In Shape

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 12:14:55 in Parents

“Because you don't move away from a place you love. You try to change what you don't like, improve it from within.
Your response is juvenile, and does not deserve more of my time.”
Post-Natal Care In France: How I Got My Vagina Back In Shape

Post-Natal Care In France: How I Got My Vagina Back In Shape

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 20:04:04 in Parents

“Ah... a country that takes care of its citizens, provides adequate health care, and recognizes the importance of women's health without all the zealots yelling, "Freedom, Liberty, Tea Party." I don't understand what's wrong with that.
This article is not about yonis and bajingas, it's about cultural differences, where we, Americans, don't come out look too good.”

coveark on Feb 18, 2012 at 00:12:42

“Much of our own country is so uptight about things and judgemental...........the old puritan thing...........except in private or on the sneak in many cases.

Actually I had hoped that that was in the past....but these recent political actions and rhetoric has provrn me very wrong.......and I find that embarrassing,”

Walter Price on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:02:39

“If you like European socialism so much, why won't you move to France?”
Bullying And Suicide: The Dangerous Mistake We Make

Bullying And Suicide: The Dangerous Mistake We Make

Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 10:21:51 in Parents

“The term "bullying" is used a lot lately, and it describes inappropriate behavior of different degrees. People say and do mean, hurtful things to others in adult society, and more so in teenage society, but it's not always bullying. Even in the now-famous Rutgers case, the "bullying" was marginal. Ravi, the perpetrator, acted like a jerk, he was not nice, and he was definitely violating his roommate's privacy, but his actions would have gone under the radar of national media had Tyler not committed suicide.
I think we should all stick to the definition of bullying, and use more accurate terms when appropriate.
www.daddingdudes.com
Bullying And Suicide: The Dangerous Mistake We Make

Bullying And Suicide: The Dangerous Mistake We Make

Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 16:34:18 in Parents

“When my teenage son was bullied, we worked out strategies to resolve the issue. We, the parents, only worked behind the scenes; he took the steps necessary for it to stop, and it did. He came out of the experience stronger.
But not all endings are happy. Teenagers can be so cruel, and so tender. It's a microcosm of adult society, with the emotional volume tuned up, way up. So where a grownup may get really upset, angry, sad, or depressed, a teen may commit suicide.
As a parent I do not rely on school to mitigate the issue. My children, my responsibility. I know them best, and I can tell when something's wrong.
So far we've been lucky, but it does not mean that we are not afraid, worried, and vigilant, especially with the approaching college years, when they're out on their own.
www.daddingdudes.com
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Bucket List For Parents: 'Before They Leave Me' Lists

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 09:47:44 in Parents

“Yeah, I know, that one you play naked, too. It's a whole different game than what I had in mind; definitely more fun...
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Bucket List For Parents: 'Before They Leave Me' Lists

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 11:09:19 in Parents

“The above bucket list does seem to be expensive to execute, but don't let this discourage you! There's a lot you can do with your kids that is fun and exciting and cheap/free.
Some of our family's best memories are from sledding at our local snowy hills, swimming in a lake, or playing hide-and-go-seek inside the house with all the lights out.
www.daddingdudes.com

llisa on Feb 4, 2012 at 21:48:06

“Yes!”

dwbarne on Jan 31, 2012 at 16:15:53

“Hide and seek with the lights out is something you do AFTER the kids are gone.”
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