It’s not just a matter of boys liking pink without qualifiers. It’s about adults reinforcing to our children that color matters, that certain colors in certain contexts are wrapped in shame, and we are safer when we hide our joy and vibrancy from the world around us.
1. MAKE A BUDGET A little extra time in your life bank feels just as good as a little extra cash in your wallet. So, imagine creating a daily or monthly budget where you designate amounts of time you need for certain activities. A visual look at what you currently spend your time on, and…
Wanting your kid to not fall into the gender stereotype is as bad, to me, as wanting your kid to be exactly in line with the stereotype.
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This past week, my wife was ready. On Tuesday night, after dinner, she said it was time to move the crib into the baby’s room. The crib, you see, had been in our room since our second son was born in May 2015. For over a year, his room has doubled as the guest quarters…
Dinner time at our house means no television. It means we all sit at the table to eat and talk about the day. That’s the hope, however, with a three and one-year-old, we’re not having much in the way of meaningful table conversation. Instead we’re begging one to come back to his seat between bites,…
More often then not, I’ve watched men who spent a good deal of their youth throwing their weight around, and coming at everything with violence and aggression, only to find themselves blowing through marriages and isolated socially.
Once in a great while, heavenly bodies such as stars and planets align, forming a rare matrix for mankind to ponder in the night. Like those exceptional occurrences, one of these eons, your child will also sleep through the night. The first year (or more), not so much. Your darling might wake up, twice, three,…
When his son started wetting the bed at night, dad Rob Watson knew there was a lot he did not know. The one thing he DID know was that shame would not be productive. Here is what worked instead.
It begins with the decision that the legacy of shame left behind by a toxic parent won’t be the way your story will end.
A few weeks ago, my son and I were leaving the mall, walking toward the parking lot, when there, at the end of a row of cars, I saw the unmistakable profile of the Time Machine. I rushed us to the car, a 1981 bare stainless steel DeLorean in mint condition, and peered into…
I’m wondering what Great-Grandpa thinks of a selfie?
The words we use to describe our kids matter regardless of their gender.