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By Daddy Clay Monday, June 4th, 2012
The glowering dad and the awkward suitor, it’s the fatherhood cliché that has spawned a thousand commercials and movie scenes. Entire cinematic franchises have been build around the notion of the old man, shotgun at the ready, on guard to protect his daughter’s virtue. Have you Met the Fockers?
But the media is about as accurate a reflection of reality as a Picasso, while being a shitload less inspiring.
Which leaves me wondering what a dad’s role in the sexual safekeeping of a daughter should be. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dad News Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Breast-Feeding May Lower Women’s Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: Women’s breasts are like fountains of youth, make sure your kids get a sip for everybody’s sake. (Businessweek)
Clear Kids With Concussions Before Sports: “…young athletes take longer to recover than college and professional athletes…” (Reuters)
Weight Loss Cuts Risk Of Pregnancy Complication: Healthy mom, healthy baby. (Reuters)
The (Somewhat) Good and (Mostly) Bad News About High-School Dropout Rates: “…overall high-school drop-out rates have risen for the second year in a row, after nearly a decade of improvement and increased national attention.” (Newsweek)
Degrees Of Fatherhood: “Parenting is a series of never-ending milestones, and for many years we gauge our children’s growth and progress by their progression through school.” (Dadomatic)
By Daddy Brad Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Each year the good folks at Hanes assemble a group of bloggers called the Comfort Crew and treat them and their families to a week at Disney World in return for their thoughts about undergarments and how to build meaningful relationships with moms and dads. My family was lucky enough to be included in this year crew and we just returned from an incredible trip. I plan on posting more about our Disney experience over the next few weeks but I have a few initial thoughts to share while the pixie dust is still fresh in my mind.
By Daddy Clay Monday, August 31st, 2009
My wife and I have been together for nearly two decades, so it’s fairly rare for her to do something that takes me completely by surprise. Her announcement that for our daughter’s eighth birthday she was taking Ri-ri to get her ears pierced floored me. You could have knocked me over with a pair of those purple feather earrings from the 80s.
To me it seemed kind of sudden, and a big step toward being a big girl. I was unsure if Ri-ri was really ready. Wasn’t this a kind of coming-of-age thing? Maybe freshmen year in college would be more appropriate. I needed some time to do some research, find out what best practices are, poll Twitter, check the AAP recommendations.
My twenty years of experience in a relationship helped me to quickly arrive at a strategy for communicating my concerns: I kept my damn mouth shut.
After all, this is a girl thing (though there has been a lot of talk in the house about the earring I wore until my oldest repeatedly pulled it out as an infant). As I was given deference on the matter of circumcision, so I deferred on the matter of ear piercing. Maybe that’s a bad parallel. Anyway, I decided to follow my wife’s lead.
These things are done at the mall now (piercings not circumcisions) in a chair that backs up to the glass front wall of the store. It seemed much less antiseptic, and much more public than such rituals might ought to be, but again I kept my mouth shut. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to attend. Wasn’t this a female thing? Plus. I might pass out.
So I grabbed the boys and went to the Apple store.