Stories tagged: Mr. Dad
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes it’s good to be a loser
How can I get my kids to understand that losing – or at least not being perfect at everything – is part of life?
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 4 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Special kids need special dads
Our 5-year-old daughter has several special needs. My wife and I love her unconditionally, but I have to admit that parenting her has affected our marriage. Part of the tension …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Ask Mr. Dad: The fertility game
Dads can experience infertility, too.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Telling the kids: Intolerance is a two-way street
Like many parents, I’ve struggled with how to talk to my 7- and 9-year old about the results of the presidential election.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Missing fatherhood before it even begins
Soon-to-dad worried about missing the birth and first few weeks of child’s life for an important job opportunity. Mr. Dad gives tips on how he can still bond with his …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 2 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Postpartum depression affects men, too
New dad finds himself struggling with postpartum depression after birth of son.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 10 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Sports dreams: Are they yours or your child’s?
Reader writes: When I was a kid, my dad put a lot of pressure on me to do every sport possible and was so obnoxious on the sidelines that I …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 4 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Stepping into a blended family
You’re the one who’s going to have to help him adjust to his new role as stepdad. At the same time, you also have to help your children understand his …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 2 p.m.
Congrats, Procter & Gamble, you’ve alienated half your customer base
Kids benefit from dad’s involvement off the court too. Children – boys and girls alike – whose father supports them in sports get better grades in school and have more …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Ask Mr. Dad: Infertility and adoption; sometimes bonding is hard
My wife and desperately want to be parents. But after years of trying and tens of thousands spent on fertility treatments, our doctor is telling us that we should either …
Thu., July 28, 2016, noon
Ask Mr. Dad: Two kids, night and day
The reality is that, just like fingerprints, snowflakes, and zebra stripes, no two children are ever going to be exactly the same – even if they’re raised by the same …
Thu., July 14, 2016, noon
Ask Mr. Dad: The distractions continue
A few weeks ago, you had an email from a 13-year old whose mother talks on the phone. You should have told the child to rat her mother out to …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 4 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Mom driven to distraction
Dear Mr. Dad: This may sound dramatic, but I’m hoping you can help save my mom’s life.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Doula can aid birth process
Our baby is due in a few months and all of my wife’s friends are recommending that we hire a doula as a birth companion. What are doulas and what …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 10 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Having a baby changes everything – and everyone
Ever since our baby was born, our social life has changed for the worse. I understand that some of this is normal, but it doesn’t feel very good. How can …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: The downside of praise
We live in an era where we give kids trophies for showing up – regardless of how well they play – and we rave about everything they do, whether it’s …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 10 a.m.
Ask Mr. Dad: Sometimes dreams aren’t sweet at all
Nightmares are pretty normal in children, affecting 10 to 50 percent of kids six and under. But that doesn’t make it any easier on you when your child wakes up …
Thu., Dec. 24, 2015
That just ain’t right
English is under attack and needs all the help it can get.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015
Ask Mr. Dad: Is there such a thing as a good fight?
Taking things down a notch the best option when there are kids in the house.
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015
Ask Mr. Dad: It’s time to make time for family time
People all the time talk about how important it is to spend “quality time” with the family. With different ages and different schedules, how possible is that?
Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Dear Mr. Dad: Shopping for school a pain in the wallet
Dear Mr. Dad: I can hardly believe that summer is almost over. It’s been a tough year financially for our family, and I’ve been putting off doing the back-to-school shopping …
Fri., July 11, 2014
Mr. Dad: Stay involved, be patient with kids after divorce
Dear Mr. Dad: My marriage of 15 years has finally come to an end, and my wife and I have joint physical and legal custody. Because the last thing I …
Fri., June 20, 2014
No need to rush teen daughter into career path
Dear Mr. Dad: My daughter just turned 15, and I want to start preparing her for the future. Specifically, I want to make sure that she’s on the right career …
Fri., April 4, 2014
Cellphone for safety? Maybe not
Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I have been debating this for some time but have yet to agree: When should we let our 10-year old daughter have a cellphone? …
Fri., Nov. 29, 2013
Obesity in kids can affect health later in life
Dear Mr. Dad: There’s a lot of talk about childhood obesity. How do you think that’s going to affect the next generation of athletes? Will we be able to compete …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Instant parenthood creates strain
Dear Mr. Dad: My fiancé and I have been engaged for a year. Four months ago, I moved in with him and became an instant stepmom. His kids are 8 …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Debt, work lead many to opt out of parenthood
Dear Mr. Dad: By the time my parents were my age (I’m 27), they had three children. But I’m not married, don’t have any children, and don’t have any plans …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2013
Take studies, statistics with a grain of salt
Dear Mr. Dad: Like you, I enjoy reading about new research findings in health and parenting. But I get really frustrated when what’s in the headlines isn’t always what’s in …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2013
Heavy burden of pregnancy poses problems
Dear Mr. Dad: Last week you talked about some pregnancy myths and mentioned that expectant mothers should be more worried about putting on too little weight than too much. That …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2013
When pregnant, moderation, common sense go a long way
Dear Mr. Dad: I’m pregnant, and it seems that the more my husband and I read, the more confusing the whole thing gets. One “expert” says that I should stay …