Why My Three Year Old Son Won’t Eat, Bathe or Sleep

My Three Year Old

What do you do when you’re having power struggles with your three year old son every night?

Act Your Age! No, Wait, Don’t Do That!!

Act Your Age

Alex Barnett thrills in his son’s ability to enjoy a moment with unbridled passion, but he looks forward to not dealing with in-the-moment meltdowns.

Things You Can’t Do When You’re Not a Toddler

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You don’t realize how weird toddlers are until you watch a grown man re-enact what they do.

Emotional Consistency – A Safe Place for the Little Ones


Every day I ask myself what I have done to build consistency and security in my home?

The Fortune Cookie as Parent


In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” how do we give our children advice that is both enough and not so much that it stifles them. Look to the cookie?

The Bumpy Road: A Dad and His Parenting Struggles

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Danny Thomas of The Next Family has bad days, when it seems like nothing else can go wrong…until it does.

“Today my niece is such a normal, healthy, rambunctious first grader, that it is hard to believe she ever got off to such a fragile start.”

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This comment by KatyD on the post A Dad Documents His Premature Son’s First Year of Life

3 Things Little Girls Need From Their Fathers


Joyce McFadden outlines ways fathers can be more communicative with their daughters about sexuality.

Temper Tantrum Terrorists

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Is your desire to avoid confrontation turning your kids into tantrum terrorists?

Kids’ Menu

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Chuck Ross encourages parents in restaurants to practice dictatorial hegemony. (Has he mentioned that he’s a waiter?)

Dear John: Oral Arguments


This week, Dear John advises on oral sex, nut allergies, and accidental assault.

iPood: Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Child as a Billboard


Kids’ clothing shouldn’t make a statement, David Zweig writes, especially if it’s the parents who’re making it.

The Button Game – Teaching Young Children Emotional Maturity

  About 18 months ago, Saliha, my son and I did this drawing called the Button Game. No doubt there were hundreds of conversations that let up to this drawing. As with everything in life, we arrived at this moment by taking a million tiny steps over time. But it is this kind of creative […]

No Means Yes, and Maybe, and No


Charlie Capen attempts to decipher his toddler’s language, and finds that such attempts hold little promise for success—or clarity.

Tools-Catch Your Child Being Good. The Good Deed Gotcha Game!

One game that I’m constantly reminding myself to play with my son Gus is the Good Deed Gotcha Game. Saliha introduced this game at our house. The rules are simple. Catch someone doing something good. Gus catches Saliha doing something good. I spot Saliha or Gus being amazing. And occasionally, I even get caught doing […]

And the Toddlie Goes to…


Chase McFadden’s son gives a breathtaking performance, and wins an award.