Becoming a divorced father is an opportunity, Joel Schwartzberg writes. Yes, an opportunity.
The scariest moment in any dad’s life who happens to have a daughter is the moment boys become a part of the picture. —When my nine-year-old daughter Cindy mentioned to me – quite casually – that she “like-liked” George, a boy in her fourth-grade class, it seemed cute at first, as if she was infatuated with…
The unique and sensitive nature of the stepfather-father relationship is a common occurrence these days. Joel Schwartzberg talks about this relationship in detail.
Kids music, it’s the type of thing all parents have learned to suffer through because it makes their kids do cute things. It’s ok to hate it.—For too many years, during long car rides with my kids, we’d listen to the carefully-curated iPod playlist I created way back when they were little. The musical hit…
I never gave much thought to the common denominators that connect my dad to me until one night at a diner when, with a grunt, he pulled out his wallet.—Not all the genetic markers passed down from parent to child are obvious. We accept that there are biological blueprints for anger, obsession, intelligence, and creativity…
One Dad gets an interesting perspective of parenting from his favorite sport.
Joel Schwartzberg counters the stereotypes of what makes a “real man” by compiling a list of the top 25 things men should do in their life.
Joel Schwartzberg outs himself as a fan of Barry Manilow, who turns 69 on Sunday.
What’s an appropriate way to honor our soldiers? Hint: It doesn’t necessarily involve a barbecue or mall sales.
Joel Schwartzberg offers this advice to newly-divorced men: Don’t even think
about going “home.”
Joel Schwartzberg calls BS on “manly” calories and diet sodas designed “just for men.”
Joel Schwartzberg says it’s not fair for kid flicks to make divorce the ultimate tragedy.
How one dad saw divorce as an opportunity to be a better father.I wrote this shortly after my divorce, when I first began to sense the opportunity before me: not a second chance to be an authentic dad, but a first. I share it hoping it’ll help newly-separated dads understand and recognize the road of…
Joel Schwartzberg found he had to reconcile with his own childhood anger before being able to help his son.
Joel Schwartzberg’s kids don’t care about medals or awards, and he’s beginning to realize that might not be a bad thing.
After a divorce, Joel Schwartzberg seeks an anchor. And a dermatologist.