Category: Growing Up

Fatherhood, Growing Up, Masculinity

real men play with dollsReal Men Play with Dolls

<em>Dear Mr. Dad: A few years ago, I read an article you wrote about why dads should play with their daughters. My husband is a pretty traditional guy and has a real problem playing with our four-year old the way she wants to play—meaning tea parties and dolls—not the way he does—meaning sports and superheroes. […]

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Education, Growing Up, Parenting

talented kidsWhy You Shouldn’t Tell Your Children They’re Extremely Talented

Is your daughter the brightest math student in her class? Do your son’s piano skills outpace everyone in his peer group? If so, you’re likely already thinking about how fostering your child’s natural talent could lead to great accomplishments and happiness. But if future success is in store, one of the best ways to set […]

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Family Issues, Fatherhood, Growing Up, Parenting

dads and moms have different play stylesIs There a “Right” Way to Play with Kids? Ah, Nope.

Dear Mr. Dad. My husband and I have two-year-old twins—a girl and a boy—and we both love spending time with them. But I’ve noticed that he and I have very different styles, in several ways. We do different activities with the kids. And I’ve also noticed that I do a better job of treating the […]

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Fatherhood, Growing Up, Parenting

father-child fishing tripEverything You Need for a Successful Father-Son (or -Daughter) Fishing Excursion

Some of your fondest childhood memories may be of you and your father going fishing. Today, with a son (or daughter) of your own, you want to pass down this tradition to your offpsring and keep this pastime alive. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first father-child fishing trip: Pick […]

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Growing Up, Masculinity, Parenting

Ten Responses to the Phrase “Man Up”

Check out this wonderful video from poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. There’s more in his new book. Guante​ – "Ten Responses to the Phrase 'Man Up' " Guante – "Ten Responses to the Phrase 'Man Up' "Check out Guante's book here: Posted by Button Poetry on Friday, December 2, 2016

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