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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
How to Use an Infant Provider Like a Guy

How to Use an Infant Provider Like a Guy

Photo: Warner Bros. How do you wear a baby carrier like a real man? Pretty simply: 1) Be a man. 2) Wear a baby carrier. Despite a recent Twitter take by Piers Morgan, who thought it’d be hilarious to dad-shame Daniel Craig for, um, transporting his own child, there is nothing “emasculating” about a dude…
How to Present Taste Into Your Kid’s Sad, Bland Diet Plan

How to Present Taste Into Your Kid’s Sad, Bland Diet Plan

Photo: Blend Images - JGI/Jamie Grill (Getty Images) My five-year-old daughter has declared that ketchup is “spicy.” She prefers foods in shades of beige. Her ideal dinner rotation would be something like dino nuggets and peas, cheese pizza and peas, plain udon noodles and peas, tater tots and peas, and ice cream and peas. As…
Call Santa and Leave Him a (Free) Message

Call Santa and Leave Him a (Free) Message

One of the great things about living during such a technologically robust time is that our kids benefit from the ease and immediacy with which they can contact Santa. They don’t have to wait in long, winding mall lines for a brief moment of his time. They don’t have to learn how to read and…
How to Inform Your Kids About White Supremacy

How to Inform Your Kids About White Supremacy

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) The thinking tends to be that racists raise racists. Therefore, if you see yourself as a good person, raising your kids with inclusive morals, you would have no reason to worry that they’d grow up to the be the sort of person who would march with white nationalists in Charlottesville.…
Assist Your Young Child Through a Difficult Shift With a Goodbye Event

Assist Your Young Child Through a Difficult Shift With a Goodbye...

Adieu to you and you and you.Photo: 20th Century Fox When it’s time for your toddler to let go of something big, the struggle is real. These tiny tyrants are routine fiends, and giving up longtime objects of comfort (or any old thing picked up in the sandbox, for that matter) often doesn’t go down…
How to Keep Your Kid Safe on YouTube

How to Keep Your Kid Safe on YouTube

Photo: Sally Anscombe (Getty Images) You’ve probably seen it. That image—a creepy, what-the-hell-is-that lady-bird figure with bulging eyes and a chilling grin. Its name: “Momo.” Panicked parents across my newsfeeds are sharing reports that it’s popping up in seemingly innocuous children’s YouTube videos and messaging apps, instructing kids to perform tasks such as turn on…
Here’s the Pail Hack That’s Getting Kids to Put Away Their Things

Here’s the Pail Hack That’s Getting Kids to Put Away Their...

Photo: Walmart You may have tried chore charts. Perhaps you’ve turned the task of tidying up into a game. Maybe you’ve offered allowance or attempted strict routines or belted out the “Clean Up Song” 27 times in a row (hey, it miraculously works when your kid’s teacher sings it, right?). It could be time for…
When to Spend lavishly on Your Kids

When to Spend lavishly on Your Kids

When are your children’s activities worth the money they cost? What about that big family vacation you’re planning—is it something your kids will remember fondly, or will they only remember it as a waste of money? Don't Go Into Debt for Your Kid's Extracurriculars A new survey suggests that over half of Americans have gone…
Read Motion Picture Scripts With Your Kid

Read Motion Picture Scripts With Your Kid

Photo: Pixar My 6-year-old and I have been enjoying a children’s book series called “You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You.” These books are formatted for two people to take turns reading different parts, like a script. We sit side-by-side, playing different characters and doing all the silly voices (I’m expecting a nod from the…
Let Your Kid Scream, ‘I Dislike You’

Let Your Kid Scream, ‘I Dislike You’

Rejection WeekRejection sucks, but we all have to deal with it. Whether you’re the rejecter or the reject-ee, this week we’re providing a roadmap for handling rejection with grace. And look: If you reject our advice, that’s on you.   Once, when my son was about six years old—and furious with me for some reason or…

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