Lies, Damned Lies, Fatherhood and Darth Vader

We know the world is full of hardship and deceit. But should we, as parents, be the ones lying to our kids?

My Somewhat Unexpected First Crush

Ben Tanzer lets it all hang out when discussing the gritty underside of his first true love.

Ben Tanzer’s ‘Lost in Space’ a Great Parenting Read

Gabino Iglesias reviews this charming book from an author who has been “there and back again.”

100 Words on Love: Fathers and Sons

So much f**ing love you think your head is going to explode.

The Collaborators: The Mad Men Guide to Raising Children

Ben Tanzer recaps Mad Men’s second episode, and comments on the ways in which raising kids is just like being a character in AMC’s hit series.

Bed Sex, Standing-Up Sex, and Garbage Can Sex

No one taught Ben Tanzer about sex, so he wondered if he was really the right one to deliver The Talk to his own kid. Turns out, he was.

What’s Cooler than Cool? Dads Writing for Their Kids

Interview with the guys behind Daddy Cool, an anthology of dads writing YA stories and essays targeted at their kids