Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a stay-at-home father and I’m committed to being very involved in my son’s life. He just turned one and we usually have a great time together, but I’m starting to get worried that he’s going to think I’m boring. What do I do to keep him entertained? A: This is definitely on the list of top 10 questions I get from new dads. I had the same worries my first time around, and we’re far from alone. Let’s start with one of the key words you used: “entertained.” As you know from your own life,...Read More
Interview with with Isaac Lidsky, author of Eyes Wide Open, about overcoming obstacles and recognizing opportunities in a world that doesn’t see clearly.
Interviews with Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius, about why talking to your kids about money may be the most important thing you’ll do as a parent; and with Isaac Lidsky, author of Eyes Wide Open, about overcoming obstacles and recognizing opportunities in a world that doesn’t see clearly.
Dear Mr. Dad: Our 28-year-old daughter lost her job a while back, and after burning through her savings, moved back in with me and my husband. That was nearly nine months ago. In the beginning, I enjoyed having her around, but at this point, she’s definitely overstayed her welcome. Not only is she giving no indication that she’ll be moving out, she’s also leaving messes all over the house and rarely if ever offers to help in any way. The biggest problem though, is my husband. I found out that he’s been giving our daughter money and is even...Read More
Interview with Lisen Stromberg, author of Work, Pause, Thrive, about how to pause for parenthood without killing your career.
Interview with Dennis Trittin, author of What I Wish I Knew at 18, about teaching our kids the life lessons they’ll need to handle the road ahead; and with Lisen Stromberg, author of Work, Pause, Thrive, about how to pause for parenthood without killing your career.
Dear Mr. Dad: I have been noticing kids who look much younger than high-school age buying frapuccino-type drinks at Starbucks and similar coffee places. It worries me, because I didn’t think caffeine was good for children, and didn’t allow my own son to have any while he was a teenager. Is coffee really bad for children? If so, what is your advice to parents whose children can buy their own snacks after school? A: You’re absolutely right. Caffeine and children don’t belong in the same room. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that for adults, 300-400 milligrams (mg)–about...Read More
If you grew up in the 1980s and were into Stephen Spielberg blockbusters and Stephen King mini series, there’s a good chance that you were mysteriously drawn to Stranger Things. After a rousing first season, Netflix quickly greenlighted a second season, which made fans give a collective sigh of relief. Now, as we all get geared up for part two of the creepy, mystery-laden Stranger Things saga, it’s the perfect time for all you ST devotees (and devotee-wannabes) to catch up on some of the odd facts behind the show. It Was Odd From the Get Go With Twin...Read More
Interviews with Michael Gurian, author of Saving Our Sons, about how we can forge a new path for raising health and resilient boys; and with Harriet Lerner, author of Why Won’t You Apologize?, about how to heal big betrayals and everyday hurts.