Are Children More Like Butterflies or Crocodiles?

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Children aren’t miniature adults. Like butterflies, they go through dramatic changes to develop into amazing adults, and we need to respect that.

I’m Not Cool, I’m a Dad!

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While recalling the glories of life before becoming a father, Bryan Alkire, aka ‘kzoodad’, realizes what is the coolest thing of all.

People Who Don’t Want Kids Are Really Smart

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They understand that the transition from being who they are now to becoming someone else entirely is just not a transition that appeals to them.

4 Things to Consider When Introducing Your Kids to Your Date

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Dating when you have kids can be complicated. Patrick Sallee makes it easier with four simple rules.

A Dad Without Daycare

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When faced with the prospect of a closed daycare, a concerned dad seeks out advice on how to fill the day.

Bakersfield Is the Capital of California, and Other Facts I Made Up

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In a world of Facebook Memes and 24-hour media sound bites it is very easy to be inundated with opinions masquerading as facts. How do we teach our children the difference between the two?

Dear Dad: The One With the Finicky Critic

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A parent of a finicky eater turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice on how many meals to offer a child with a particular palate.

A Dad Reflects On Raising Rebels With A Cause

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‘Dad on the Run’ questions the fine line between teaching children conformity and fostering individuality.

The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

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Spiral slice your way to smiles.

When a Man is Down to His Last Dollar

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He loved to party when he was younger. As he grew older and had a family, getting down to his last dollar almost broke him.

How to Love Your Daughter Even More

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Her husband wanted to connect with their daughter in a deeper way. Here’s what he did. — There was nothing like seeing the light shine in my daughter’s eyes when she got ready for her first official daddy/daughter date. It is amazing the significance that occurs when a daughter feels special in the eyes of her […]

How to Help Kids Bounce Back When Parents Divorce

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Divorce is tough on kids. Beth Cone Kramer offers 11 ways to help keep your kids emotionally healthy.

The Loss of Innocence

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He was a sweet little boy who loved life until the unspeakable changed him. — Sorting through a stack of boxes in a rare attempt to organize my life, I stumble across a decades-old photograph stuck to the back of a college textbook. I haven’t seen this photo in years. The colors have faded with […]

What My Ten-Year-Old-Son Taught Me About Being Imperfect

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An offhand comment by her son taught her an incredible lesson about perfection and truly living life.  — Yesterday, my children and I were enjoying a lazy summer day, and my ten-year-old son told me–out of the blue,“ Mom… I actually never want to be perfect.” I stopped what I was doing and realized what […]

Eighteen Surefire Ways to Raise Bigoted Kids

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Never underestimate the power of what children pickup from the people around them.

Poo, Puke, and Penises: 5 Bizarre Fossil Discoveries for Boys who Love Dinosaurs

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Think dinosaur bones are cool? Check out what scientists found in these fossils from millions of years ago!