The Dad

December, 2012

I put the words right into their mouths

The Dad: This week, The Dad can’t control himself at the dinner table. Comments (1).

Wait, that cavity is not her fault?

The Dad: This week, The Dad teaches his youngest that personal responsibility begins and ends with tooth decay. Comment.

November, 2012

So many faces in and out of my life…

The Dad: This week, The Dad ponders the lives of all those kids he’s helped raise through osmosis. Comments (1).

Lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy

The Dad: This week, The Dad learns that you can’t shield your kids from everything — and sometimes that’s a good thing. Comments (1).

October, 2012

My daughters and women’s rights

The Dad: This week, The Dad realizes how lucky he and his kids are becasue they live in a country where women have rights. Comments (6).

Teens, parties, booze, and choices

The Dad: This week, The Dad let’s his daughter decide how to spend a Friday night. Comments (2).

September, 2012

Seventeen years later, it’s time to let go

The Dad: This week, The Dad realizes he’s got to give a little to get a lot. Comments (3).

The kids are off to a movie — without me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad is delighted his daughters are going to the movies together, even if he’s not invited. Comments (1).

August, 2012

Dressing my best to impress my girl (and her college)

The Dad: This week, The Dad breaks down his choice of clothes for those trips to university campuses. Comments (3).

Am I responsible if my kid murders someone?

The Dad: This week, The Dad tries to figure out how he would feel if his child commits murder. Comment.

I hate myself because my daughter’s away at camp … and I love it

The Dad: This week, The Dad laments the fact that he doesn’t miss his daughter enough! Comments (1).

July, 2012

The Dad’s oldest considers the army

The Dad: This week, The Dad learns his 17-year-old is thinkning about enlisting! Comments (6).

June, 2012

When will they have time for me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders whether he should force his kids to take a vacation with him. Comments (2).

It’s Father’s Day, so enjoy it

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures it all worked out for him and his fellow fathers. Comments (1).

May, 2012

The Dad on death: Here’s what I’ll teach my kids

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures out how he’ll answer when his girls ask him about death. His death. Comment.

They’re too big to fail, but I can’t help

The Dad: This week, The Dad tries to figure out how to ensure his daughters come out on top when the stakes are high. Comments (1).

Is it OK if I treat my girls differently?

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on how his daughters vie for his attention. Comments (4).

April, 2012

Dad’s dilemma: Should he pick kid’s college?

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders why he doesn’t get to choose where his daughter will spend four years of her life. Comment.

Should The Dad throw that Seder or not?

The Dad: This week, our fearless father tries to figure out if that Seder party is worth it. Comments (1).

March, 2012

The ‘Hunger Games’ hunger

The Dad: The Hunger Games” movie comes out this week, and my 14-year-old daughter, like millions of other teens, insisted on getting tickets for opening day. She loved the book and made me read it. Comments (1).

Dad to daughter: Don’t listen to me!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist realizes that the things he tells his daughters can, inadvertently, take on some burdensome meaning. Comment.

February, 2012

A family vacation means fun — and stress

The Dad: Our parenting columnists talks about the inevitable challenges of playing the punching bag during stressful family moments. Comment.

Kids grow up so fast!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist deals with the difficulty of his teenaged daughters getting older, and making their own decisions — including possibly risky ones. Comments (2).

January, 2012

Go Giants! And let’s keep it clean

The Dad: This week, our parenting columnist ponders sports as a vehicle for both the best and the worst in us all. Comment.

It’s college time for our parenting columnist!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist ponders the ramifications of his own parenting decisions as his daughter inches closer to the college application process. Comment.

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