Flame-bating feature on wellspring of resentment that builds up among over-involved parents as they create ever-more-awesome educational and enrichment opportunities for their precious progeny.
On recent family trip to Denmark, wife and I loved how dangerous everything was—perilous play equipment, no bike helmets, creaky amusement park rides. Got me thinking about sanctity of safety among parents at home and recent books that celebrate virtues of sketchy situations for kids…
That dad with the hyper disruptive brats two rows back? I’m that guy. In this essay-as-desperate-apology, I try to make amends and imagine an airline geared specifically for families…
Commentary on how kids today are spoiled and coddled became a more limited but truthful account of how I spoil and coddle my kid.
Latest Family Life column is parental call to arms to stop the madness around kiddie birthday parties. Si se puede!
Family Life column on Parenting Manifestos, including a few self-evident foundational truths of my own…
Family Life column for Reuters on boys, guns and the “bang bang gene.”
Latest Family Life column details my nightmares in babyproofing and the billion-dollar “mommy market.”
This week’s column wonders why being a dad today so often means being an IT guy.
The second installment of my new Reuters column involves a celebrity pediatrician and my wife’s boobs. Response has been highly enjoyable, ranging from the dad who took the opportunity to rave about how he can bring his wife to orgasm through nursing to the New Zealand feminist blogger who can’t believe we didn’t get more worked up about our our groovy pediatrician.
Forget Christmakkah and Festivus. Our interfaith holiday involves a magical rooster who fills the children’s pants with presents.