Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 11 ‘Far Side’ Comics

Still not as strange as being a dad.

by Fatherly
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The Far Side is the comic that unites weirdos. And, while you’ve enjoyed the hell out of it for the past 36 years, now that you’re a parent these single-panel frames take on a different dimension. Sure, Calvin and Hobbes has more emotional depth. Peanuts matches your adult ennui. But Gary Larson’s surreal, sardonic, frequently anthropomorphic view of the world will teach you more about raising kids than any Sunday strip featuring Hi or Lois.

On Leaving Them More Than Your Parents Left You

On What The Stork Does These Days

On Teenagers Being The Same Everywhere

On The Universal Appeal Of Playing With Your Food

On Picky Eaters

On How Babies Really Get Made

On Letting Them Follow Their Passions

On Not Coddling Them

On Unappreciative Spouses

On ‘Can I Keep Him, Please?’

On Not Being Mad, Just Disappointed

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