Patrick A. Coleman
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Your Dumb Epstein Conspiracy Theories Harm Kids Conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide are everywhere — and they're damaging to kids' perceptions of truth, authority, and democracy.Opinion
I Want to Stop Yelling, But It's the Only Way to Get My Kid To Do Anything A dad wishes he didn't have to yell to get his daughter to finish a task.Ask the Goodfather
Ready for the Football Season? Time to Have "The Talk." Let's teach our kids to be football fans, but let's make sure they're honest about what they're watchingOpinion
Why the Hell Is My Public School Playground Locked Up? Public schools are the heart of a community. So why won't they let the neighbors in?
5 Harsh Truths About STEM Toys Parents might feel pressured to buy STEM toys to give their kids an edge, but they shouldn't buy it.
Raising Boys in the Age of Mass Shooters More than political action, employment or community involvement, my biggest contribution to our society will be in raising boys who will become good men.Opinion
Ask the Goodfather: How Do I Get My Pre-Kid Friends Back In My Life? A new dad seeks advice about bringing his childless friends back into the mix.Ask the Goodfather
Your Gun Control Opinions Are Uninformed A new study reveals research into gun violence is too sparse and inadequate to make heads and tails of the underlying problem.Opinion
Child Care Costs Too Damn Much. This Is the Obvious Solution Too often spending more money is given as the only answer to parenting problems. There are other ways.
Of Course Grandparents Should Ask Consent Before Hugging Kids Asking for hugs isn't the end of the world, in fact, it's simply good mannersOpinion
It’s High Time the United States Had a Department of Children The government has lost sight of its duty to protect kids, but the proposal for a new agency by an unlikely Democratic candidate may be exactly what kids in the U.S. need to thrive.
Love & Money
Millennials Aren’t the Disney Park Problem. Clueless Parents Are. A good time with kids at Disney must be planned like a military offensive — precise, strategic, and uncompromising.Opinion
How to Potty Train a Child (Really Ridiculously) Early Keeping a child close is key to learning when they need to poop or pee.
American Kids Need Reality, Not Religious-Based Education Putting God in schools does nothing to prepare kids for secular life.Opinion
Lyme Disease Is On the Rise. Here’s How to Protect Your Family If your kids are going outside — and for god's sake, they should be — then you need to read this.
Health & Science