About Kenneth Rapoza

Kenneth Rapoza, the father of two tweens, is "Daddy Dearest." His writing has appeared in various and diverse publications, from Salon to the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Massachusetts.

What Can You Give to the Kid Who Has Everything?

Well-to-do parents are buying out whole circuses to create birthday memories. Is that really what their kids want?

This Ain’t Disneyland

Ken Rapoza works on having the discipline to discipline.

Raising Material Girls

Ken Rapoza fights the urge to shower his daughters with gifts, lest they become incurable shopaholics.

Letting Her Go

My daughters gave up on Miley Cyrus when she took off her blond wig. For Billy Ray Cyrus, letting go of his daughter won’t be so easy.

Be Good to Your Daughters

One in three girls will be the victim of sexual abuse. How does a father protect his girls from odds like that?