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What I’ve Learned About Parenting By Parenting Tweens
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What I’ve Learned About Parenting By Parenting Tweens

There’s a graduation party for every grade now. A child “graduates” from Pre-K to Kindergarten. Then, a short 12 months later, there’s yet another ceremony to honor that illustrious year of building with blocks and inner ear infection co-pays. Some schools are also audacious enough to squeeze in a couple […]

Modern Dads Raising Tweens and Teens
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Modern Dads Raising Tweens and Teens

Five dads, from different parts of the country, but all of whom are in the midst of raising tweens and teens, have contributed audio pieces to the newest episode of the Modern Dads Podcast. I was honored to be asked to be one of them and decided to read my […]

Giving Kids The Autonomy They Need and Deserve
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Giving Kids The Autonomy They Need and Deserve

My daughters have had certain freedoms from just about day one — freedom to dress themselves how they wish, style their hair in any way that makes them happy, pick their school lunch snacks, become vegetarians, freely challenge the ideas of their parents, and on and on — but we […]

21 And Figuring It Out (A Story of Millennials, Generation Z and the Kia Stinger)
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21 And Figuring It Out (A Story of Millennials, Generation Z and the Kia Stinger)

The license has long become something they just have, no biggie anymore, and the drink is, probably, something they’ve already had in excess but the drinking itself has become official and so it is celebrated. After all, who doesn’t love a good celebration? A toast to you, kid. Happy birthday. […]

What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best
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What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best

Think of it this way: one day she won’t be so little. One day Super Heroes and finger food will no longer dominate the conversation. And one day she’ll be out in the world putting her own unique imprints down on top of the earth, without you by her side […]

Our Oldest Daughter is 12 And Her Childhood Is Still Going Strong
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Our Oldest Daughter is 12 And Her Childhood Is Still Going Strong

She’s arrived here at her own pace, free from impediments and devoid of turbocharged power boosts that would race her toward an imaginary checkered flag finish line. My oldest daughter is 12, and a half, technically, a tween by any definition, and her childhood is still going strong. Some days […]

8 Things I Won’t Stop Doing As A Dad of Tween Daughters
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8 Things I Won’t Stop Doing As A Dad of Tween Daughters

I’m not going to insult parents of young children who say that the lack of sleep and the diaper years are difficult, they can be indeed, or try to convince anyone that toddler tantrums are a joyous experience, they’re absolutely not, but you’re not really in the weeds as a […]

Don’t Call My Daughter A Moody Tween
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Don’t Call My Daughter A Moody Tween

We’re wrapping up dinner, passing around the bowl of string beans to finish them off because they make for dreadfully rubbery leftovers, when I make a relatively harmless remark she doesn’t appreciate full stop. The mood around the whole of the kitchen table sours as her shoulders drop. She then […]

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