Bill Cosby, Fatherhood
Thirty years ago, being a stay-at-home dad merited a spot on the news. But we’re still not talking much about men’s careers post kids.
If there was ever any doubt that Charlie Capen from how2beadad is anything short of brilliant and arguably the most important voice in the parent-blogging community, then his spot-on, heart-felt article in Fast Company should settle it. Charlie Capen is, in fact, a genius.
I second all of this.
It’s a great read.
Happy Monday, everyone.
"Though public opinion is against them, these parents have found support in Christ On A Crutch, the anti-genetic alignment group formed by the unlikely partnership of geneticists and Christian conservatives."
Guys, sometimes my HuffPost Parents pieces go way off the rails.
Yes, we did. And again at 5-years-old. And 5½. And from conversations I’ve had with other parents, it basically goes on like this —periods of calm followed by periods of havoc—until the child leaves for college. And also after that.
Your kid is fine. All kids go through these stages. He’s figuring out how the world works and his place in it. Your sweet little dude will comes back, but he’ll have better cognitive and social skills for having battled you.
I need some clarification. She’s taking a stand against what exactly? Battle for Middle Earth over what? Just their personalities? Or are they, like doing something more egregious than just being assholes? Like are they telling you what to do or trying to steal the baby? Wait…
Oh, my God! Is your father-in-law the Goblin King? If so, tell him I think Hunky Dory is, like, one of the best albums ever.
Without knowing the specifics, I’ll offer these two pieces of advice, the first of which is my standard bit of wisdom:
- I barely know what I’m doing, so keep that in mind.
- If your in-laws are truly “toxic,” keep them from having anything to do with your child. Or monitor their interaction with him. Sure, an uncomfortable conversation lies in your near future, but your baby is more important than the resulting awkward silence during Thanksgiving dinner.
I think I left the anon option on from the last time I fielded questions. So, why not ask or tell me something? No topic is off-limits, but I tend to delete submissions from: