Patrick A. Coleman
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Kids, Quarantine, Work, Coronavirus… I Don’t Think I Can Do This. A dad who is trapped at home and slowly seeing his sanity slip away asks for help.Ask the Goodfather
Cookie Monster Gives a Fork Sesame Street plans to create Covid-19 specific content and maybe get the show's most famous gourmand some utensils.
My Germ-Infested Preschool Is Going to Give My Kid The Coronavirus. What Should I Do? A dad worried about the coronavirus finds their preschool's cleanliness suddenly lacking.Ask the Goodfather
I’m Not Into Displays of Emotion And I’m Sick of My Wife Demanding I Try. A dad who is not a hugs and kisses type is being asked to show a bit more affection by his wife. Should he give in, or stand his ground?Ask the Goodfather
We’re Staying Together For the Kid. Is This Going to Screw Them Up? A dad asks whether staying together for the kid is the right thing to do — or an act that isn't actually good for their kid after all.Ask the Goodfather
The Cry It Out Method Is Brutal But My Wife Sleeps Through It. What the Hell Is Wrong With Her? A dad, struggling with the cry it out method as his wife sleeps through the screams, wonders if there's something wrong with him — or her.Ask the Goodfather
I Want to Build My Kids a Treehouse for My Kids. My Wife Says Its Too Dangerous. This Coddling Pisses Me Off. A dad is sick and tired of the coddling his kids are receiving, but doesn't know how to stand up to his wife.Ask the Goodfather
I Think My Creepshow Toddler Might Kill Me in My Sleep. Am I Overreacting? A dad's four-year-old is creeping him out with talks of stabbing, bad men, and violence. How concerned should he be?Ask the Goodfather
I Worry My Toddler Has Autism. No One Believes Me. A dad who sees troubling signs with his son can't get anyone — not even his pediatrician — to listen to him.
Father & Child Relationships
My Toddler Lives for Attention, So I Give It to Him. Am I Going to Raise a Narcissist? A dad asks whether smothering his two-year-old with attention — so much attention — will turn them into a self-obsessed adult.Ask the Goodfather
The 10 Best Parenting Books of the Decade The best parenting books aren't about how to change your kids but about how to change yourself and the world.
My Wife Suddenly Hates Christmas and I Can’t Deal With It. A father asks how to get his wife, the Grinch, into the holiday spiritAsk the Goodfather
The 8 Biggest Events that Defined Parenting in the Last Decade From criminal snowplow parents to embattled free-range parents, these are the people and events that defied what it was like to be a parenting in the 2010s.
Impeachment Can Teach Your Kid Why Feelings Aren't Facts In the wise words of Mister Rogers: Feelings aren't facts.
Love & Money
I Am Sick of Our Doula Getting in Between Me and My Wife. Should I Fire Her? An expecting dad wasn't expecting the doula to be such a thorn in his side. The Goodfather advises.Ask the Goodfather