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When My Stimulus Check Arrives, I’m Expecting a Fight With My Wife A dad who is divided with his family on how to spend the stimulus check responsibly asks the Goodfather for help.Ask the Goodfather
That Jobless Claims Report? I’m In It. Do I Have to Tell My Kids I Don’t Have a Job? A dad who doesn't want to add to the stress wonders how honest he needs to be about his current unemployed state.Ask the Goodfather
We Have Just One Job In a sense, the pandemic has been clarifying. All the activities and obligations we thought constituted the act of parenting were ultimately a sideshow.
Love & Money
I Have Two Happy Kids in a Pandemic. I Wish the Same Could Be Said for Me. A dad who is giving it all for his kids worries he's actually giving too much.Ask the Goodfather
Does Missing School Even Matter? Covid-19 has given parents the chance to see common core education at work. They aren't all pleased.
Homeschooling Is Crushing My Soul. Can I Just Ignore It? A dad who has taken on teaching duty at home asks if all this work is even worth it.Ask the Goodfather
Traumatized? No, Not Really. Kids are remarkably resilient in the face of natural disasters, economic downturns, and social disruption. So that's something.
Health & Science
How to Experiment on Your Family During Quarantine The conditions of social distancing also happen to be perfect for changing up family dynamics.
Love & Money
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.
Playing With My Kids Isn’t Just Boring, It’s Hell. Can I Just Not? A dad asks the Goodfather why his kids are such jerks when they play — and, can he just skip it all?Ask the Goodfather
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
Help! My Kids Are Fighting So Much That I Dread Coming Home. "It makes coming home awful. It makes being at home awful. It has split the family apart, honestly"Ask the Goodfather
I’m a Yeller and My Mother-In-Law Needs to Deal With It. Capiche? A father of a family of yellers defends the volume. But should he?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