How old is too old to be seen naked by your child. I have no problem getting out of the shower or changing in front of my son. He doesn't seem to notice, he's probably so use to it. I feel if there's no awkwardness, it isn't an issue, but would like some thoughts.
I wrote an op-ed about my family’s experience with my husband taking on the primary caretaker role. Happy (early) Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there. https://www.refinery29.com/2018/06/201868/sara-mauskopf-winnie-fathers-day
Fascinating data from a recent BYU study indicating that most fathers today are actively involved in their kids' lives, perhaps due to shifting norms about masculinity. Great news! 🙌🏼 “Fathers continue to navigate changing social expectations,” said Lee Essig, another co-author of the study and BYU graduate student. “As current social trends are pushing for men’s increased familial involve... More
I'm not personally offended by swearing and sometimes swear in front of (but never at!) my kids. They know which words are bad words and not to repeat what they've heard. But my MIL is APPALLED by the fact that I do this. She's not personally offended by the words, but thinks kids should never ever hear swearing. Do you swear in front of your kids? Is this really as bad as she's making it seem?
A thought-provoking read from The Atlantic on why boys need more freedom of expression and more encouragement to be who they are. "It’s a societal loss that so many men grow up believing that showing aggression and stifling emotion are the ways to signal manhood. And it’s a personal loss to countless little boys who, at best, develop mechanisms for compartmentalizing certain aspects of wh... More
“Once, Rogers provided new lyrics for the “Tomorrow” song that ended each show to ensure that children watching on Friday wouldn’t expect a show on Saturday, when the show didn’t air.”
I’m trying to figure out whether or not we should have a baby “sprinkle” for our second boy. I was told by my sister that it is poor etiquette to do so, which I didn’t think was the case for a sprinkle (which is just a small shower because you have another baby). Our boys will be two years and a few months apart, which means we do in fact have a lot of the things we need already... and we could... More
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fourth-trimester-podcast-first/idXXX-XXXX Google Play https://play.google.com/music/m/Izesbdsmwa5nltglhikqs5ooa7u?t=Fourth_Trimester_Podcast_The_first_months_and_beyond_Parenting_Newborn_Baby_Postpartum_Doula
I love my daughter and I love being a stay at home dad, but I have had enough of this country's lack of support for men as parents. I'm angry and frustrated because there seems to be no accommodations for fathers in America, whether it's with parental leave after birth, society's stigma for stay at home dads, or even something as basic as having a changing table in men's re... More
“Ultimately, the new study finds limited support for the idea that being able to delay gratification leads to better outcomes. Instead, it suggests that the capacity to hold out for a second marshmallow is shaped in large part by a child’s social and economic background—and, in turn, that that background, not the ability to delay gratification, is what’s behind kids’ long-term success.” https:/... More
Is anyone regretting the first name of baby? Since we’ve met we had picked a original baby girl name. However we changed it last minute for a common name because we were afraid of the pronunciation in English. She is now 1 and I keep regretting the name and feel bad
I'm curious how common it is for kids to have a strong preference for one parent over the other, and when that usually develops. My 18 month old currently seems to like us both equally, but a friend's 2 year old had a strong Mommy preference. Looking for more data points.
My twins turn 4 tomorrow and I’m sad. I’m feeling nostalgic and mildly weepy and very “put on some Celine Dion and let me cry by the window.” I don’t know if it’s because kids grow so fast and I’m missing my babies. My older kids are 15,13 and 10. So maybe it’s because I know how it is when your kids no longer need you and they become they’re own people. I can’t pinpoint it. But I just hav... More
Today our almost 7-year-old sat us down and said “Guys, tell me the truth, is Santa real?” Because a kid at the park told her. So we had a very successful chat! And she was so happy. Here’s the “technique” for when it is your turn AND your kid is the right age. Read it, remember it and share it! https://wapo.st/2GRUcSA