There are little moments where a parent realizes they must be doing something right after all. I had one last night while I was putting my oldest… Read more “Little moments…”
I know you mean well. You think you’re showing respect. But you’re not.
Dads, it’s time to talk about Rape Culture. Today’s society has inherited several attitudes about men and women from centuries of inertia, and these mindsets all add… Read more “Rape Culture: A Primer for Fathers”
My hat is off to you, Dad Who Isn’t a Misogynistic Jerk. Mad respect. I want to be you someday.
Over the years I’ve put together a list of little Mantras that Christian parents like to teach their children. “America is a Christian nation” “The Bible clearly… Read more “Ten Christian Mantras I Won’t be Teaching My Children”
I have nothing but respect for CFM. She has chosen a great line-up of shows for our 3yo to choose from. I thought I would go through the list and give you my thoughts about a few of the shows.
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time you probably saw this coming. “No means no” is a huge part of teaching children to avoid abuse and assault. However this phrase had a different meaning 50 years ago. It really had nothing to do with eschewing abuse. It was a mantra of authoritarian parental control.
Good talk, son. Good talk.
I’m not afraid of the emotions. I’m not afraid of the boyfriends. I’m not even afraid to sit beside them as they deal with their particular challenges. As a Dad, I refuse to back down from these, because I know this what I was made for. I’ve known for over 20 years.
Really, I hope to have taught my daughter enough about men, romance, sex, etc by this point that the idea of me standing between her and the gate to the dating world as an armed guard is an insult to her. These decisions will be hers to make when the time comes, not mine.