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Parenting Styles

Jellyfish Parenting Isn’t Just A Silly Name

ByChristian Dashiell

The tiger parent backlash has swung the pendulum from the jungle to the deep sea. It’s not for the best.


How Incarceration Is Passed Down From Father To Son

BySofia Quaglia

Mass incarceration of African American men has led to 1.1 million being imprisoned in the U.S. — 500,000 of them are fathers.


How To Give Your Kid Allowance Like A Child Psychologist

ByJoshua A. Krisch

Can allowance actually teach fiscal responsibility?

Ask The Goodfather

I Don’t Spank My Kids, But I Do Grab Them Sometimes. Does It Matter?

ByPatrick A. Coleman

A dad wonders if he crossed the line with his discipline habits.


Why Danish Parents Are So Much Happier Than The Rest Of Us

ByAndy Hinds

Why is Denmark ranked as the happiest place on Earth? Look to the kids.


How To Safely Throw A Baby In The Air And Catch Them

ByMatthew Utley

Strong body mechanics can make throwing a child in the air easy and keep the kid safe.

Speak No Evil

9 Words Parents Should Never Call Their Kids

ByPatrick A. Coleman

The rhyme says “words will never hurt me,” but when said to children, these could cause damage.

Game Off

7 Dads On Watching Their Kids Suck At Sports

ByMatt Christensen

"He spent the entire time with his arms and hands inside of his goalie jersey like he was in a straitjacket."


How To Teach A Child To Understand ‘Bad Words’

ByMatthew Utley

Not every bad word is a swear, and what is considered a bad word can vary from family to family.


9 Things Parents Can Do To Make Divorce Easier On Kids

ByAshley Abramson

It’s all about recognizing the parts of the process that cause a child stress and minimizing them as much as you can.


What A Child Learns When You Make Empty Threats

ByPatrick A. Coleman

When a parent makes grand threats they know they’ll never follow up on, a kid stops being socialized and starts getting sneaky.


How To Be A Funny Dad Without Teasing Your Kids

ByPatrick A. Coleman

When teasing kids, even the most obvious jests are lost on them and internalized.

Game On!

3 Rules To Raise A Competitive Kid Who Isn’t A Sore Winner

ByChristian Dashiell

Three tips for raising good athletes who are also good sports.


What The Science Really Says About Pregnancy After A Miscarriage

ByLauren Vinopal

Couples trying to conceive after a miscarriage may have trouble finding fact-based recommendations. Here's what the research says.

Corporal Punishment

Spanking Is Physical Abuse, Study Shows

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Researcher says that drawing the line between spanking and physical abuse is "theoretically impossible."


What Is A Dad And What’s It Like To Be One? American Men Have No Idea.

ByElizabeth Kiefer

Even prepared guys head to the maternity ward with unrealistic expectations. And as the average father gets older, the problem is only getting worse.