An intrepid dad treats his 4-year old daughter-and himself-to a remote idyll on Lake Superior.
My step-son is ten and already has two girlfriends.
It's one of life's great losses. Here's how to prepare and avoid regrets.
trips were great for single guys. Now they're less fun - or shouldn't
Ever get the feeling
you're a spectator when mom's around?
For some men,
a vascectomy makes a lot of sense. Here's what you need to know.
Are we raising
a generation of Softies?
You want a peak
at how it's different when dad's at home instead of mom? Are you sitting
Mary Poppins just went national. Parents searching for childcare no longer need to comb the help-wanted to find the perfect nanny for their charges. Careguide.com (www.careguide.com/c.cgi/cobrand/ parenthoodweb/99/index-c.html) provides a comprehensive database whose search engine catalogues caregiving services by a variety of criteria, including: city and state, full-time or part-time care, age of the child, drop-off and pick-up time, even the child's potty-training status. Ah, well. So much for hiring her based on the size of her chest...
In his landmark book, Father And Child Reunion: How to Bring the Dads We Need To The Children We Love (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam), Warren Farrell, Ph.D. culls 13 years of research to explore the often loaded question: Is a child better off living with a single mom or a single dad? In prose that is sensitive yet frank, Farrell suggests that the generally accepted mother-trumps-father model often doesn't reflect reality, and that, in many circumstances, fathers actually know best. Among the sobering questions Farrell poses about the single-parent household: Are the "best interests of the child" always in a child's best interest? What do dads do differently from moms? Why are "motherly instincts" taken more seriously than those of a father, and how do government policies help to perpetuate this inequity? Food for thought.
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|Topic: Good Role Models In Sports
Do you think professional athletes are good models for kids? Are there any sports stars who seem particularly good, or bad, dads?
In Charge Here
this: You roll out of bed on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning
and on the spur of the moment, you decide to take the kids to
the park to throw a ball around, and then maybe over to the
kids' story reading at the library.
Daughter, My Stadium Seat
the pre-baby scenario: "Honey, you don't mind if I go to
the big game on Saturday with my pals, do you?"
my brother and I were kids Mom would make it plain every Christmas
morning while we sat around the tree tearing the wrappings off
our gifts that she and Dad had spent the same amount of money
on each of us, "to the penny," she said.
Daughter Grows Up
breasts were disturbing but so gradual in coming that I had
months to adjust but somehow I was totally floored to
discover that my thirteen-year-old daughter had pubic hair.
truth, sadly, is moms don't think much of men as dads.