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Archive: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Dads on the Run

By Matt Haverkamp I will never forget a conversation I had with one of my neighbors a few months before my wife and I had our daughter. It was after a hard run and I was in the front yard weeding. He stopped by, shook his head and said, "I...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Does Childrearing Wisdom Work on Spouses?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid Every few years, someone tackles the horrifically silly question of whether moms would be better off if they started treating their spouses in the same way that they treat their children. Usually, these pieces are written with a snarky but not-quite-over-the-top style and leaves ambiguous whether...

By Brian Reid | August 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (26)

Long-Distance Relatives: The Good and the Bad

By Serena Beltz When my husband I first started discussing the possibility of getting married and having kids, two years into dating, he was adamant that we would be better living closer to our families. In our case, that would be no easy task -- he is from NE Pennsylvania...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (105)

Keeping Our Mouths Shut

By Judy Gruen We've been experimenting with a radical new parenting technique, with remarkably good results. We call it “Keeping Our Mouths Shut.” We adopted this idea when our kids became teens -- a time when it was vital for them to feel a growing sense of independence. They needed...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (22)

Out of the Mouths of Babes

By Steve Fox The questions and comments usually come out of nowhere. I’m rarely ready for them. As the father of two daughters, aged 9 and 6, I’m beginning to realize I seriously have to work on my game face. They say that nine is the new 11 or 12...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 3, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (60)


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