Patrick A. Coleman
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It Takes an Action Hero to Keep a Toddler Safe Fatherly's resident parenting expert talks about helping a crib climber and getting a toddler to take a nap.Fatherly Advice
Immigration and the Imaginary Chickenpox Threat America's favorite xenophobic pool noodle wants us to fear immigrant children with chickenpox. Should we? Data and decency say no.Opinion
Ankle Monitors for Track Kids? Hell No. ome companies are marketing ankle monitors to parents who want to keep track of kids, but just because they don’t require a court order does not mean it’s a good parenting tactic.Opinion
How to Wean a Child Off a Security Blanket, Stuffed Animal, or Pacifier Kids who need to let go of objects they hold for comfort and security should be approached with empathy and a gentle hand.
Why Your Kids Aren't Grateful Gratitude is a powerful tool for kids and families looking to build bonds. But it’s hard to teach unless it’s a value deeply ingrained into the everyday life of parents.
Love & Money
The Truth About Napping Getting a child to nap can be even more difficult than getting a child to sleep at night, but these nap facts might just help.
Love & Money
I Let My Kids See My Bank Account. Now They Get It. In an attempt to show my children that things we love cost money, I gave them visibility to the family bank account. And they did actually learn, after a brief panic attack.The Experimental Family
How to Recognize and Treat Baby Acne Nobody want to see a blemish on their newborn, but baby acne is more common than many new parents might suspect.
The Harsh Truth About Kids and Lying Many parents tell kids they should never lie. But the truth is that kids need to know how to lie in order to be a member of society. Just maybe not as much as President Trump.
Love & Money
Your Fancy Baby Monitor Isn't Helping Struggling with finding me time? Maybe it’s time to redefine what makes you feel better about the world, and also maybe look for help from your partner in baby making.Fatherly Advice
I Stopped Solving Family Problems and We're Chill Now Men like to offer solutions when they see a problem. But what happens when you stop trying to solve problems and let people figure it out on their own?The Experimental Family
Michigan Lawmakers' Resolution Won’t Change Gendered Fast-Food Toys A state resolution proposed by Michigan lawmakers seeks to push fast-food chains to stop assigning gender to their children’s toys, but it will take far more to bring equity to the drive-through.Opinion
Knickers the Australian Holstein Taught My Kid About Fake Moos A viral story about a “giant cow” helped me teach my son an important lesson in media literacy. When a story elicits a big emotional reaction, you might want to do some fact checking.Opinion
Why Hasn't Adrian Peterson Changed? The NFL running back says he’s a good father. He still assaults his kids. If he needs someone to give him a locker room pep talk about being a better dad, this is it.Opinion
America's Funniest Home Videos is Still the Best Family Show on Television AFV has been on television for nearly 30 years and despite the proliferation of YouTube, the groin hits, falls and cute kids still manage to pull in ratings and make my family laugh.Watching Together