Our kids may never believe it, but there was a time when we responsible old fogeys were preeeettty cool. We used to hang out with friends, play video games, and be able to identify currently popular dance moves. We sometimes even listened to rap music.
That’s right. Mom and Dad used to be all that and a bag of chips.
Like many parents however, we found that once we had cute little kiddos, with attentive little ears, and impressionable little minds running all around our house, we had to start watching what we were listening to. Which meant that the Straight Outta Compton cassette tape that Andy nervously bought at the mall record shop with his friend Tony back in like sixth grade even though neither of them sufficiently advised their parents that they contained almost nothing but explicit lyrics hasn’t been played in years.
But thanks to our new favorite YouTube MC Wes Tank, all that is about to change.
Continue reading We cannot recommend the Dr. Seuss / Dr. Dre mashup rap stylings of Wes Tank highly enough
NOTE: This article was originally posted on December 11, 2018. It’s been updated to include a NEW discount code for 2019. Enjoy!
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Your child is soooo…dramatic!
Whether those words come from a babysitter, a teacher or the judgy lady in line behind you at the grocery store, they’re usually the last ones you’d ever want to hear about your kid.
But even if we just described your teary-eyed tantrum-throwing tyke to a tee, don’t worry! There’s another kind of dramatic that can be really good for you – and for your kids too!
Continue reading D+D on PBS: 7 Ways for Kids to Learn Empathy Through Acting
Now the Fatherly website isn’t JUST a place to find reviews of giant squid stuffed animals and stories about fathers and sons who bond over competitive axe-throwing. (Pro tip: move your giant stuffed squid out of the way before you throw your axe.) It’s ALSO a place to get great tips from your favorite parenting experts. That’s right, the Doctor and The Dad were interviewed for this article on what happens to kids’ brains when they’re awestruck.
Continue reading The Doctor and The Dad, and Fatherly Too
If your kids are anything like ours, they’d love for you to read books and stories to them pretty much all day long. And while we think that’s awesome (even if it is a little rough on our vocal chords), we sometimes need a break from all the once upon a times and happily ever afters.
Fortunately, there’s a really easy way to spice up your child’s ordinary reading and writing routine – poetry!
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Your Child’s a Poet, and Here’s How to Show It
If you’ve ever read any of the Pinkalicious books, you know that Pinkalicious and her little brother Peter are all about art. They are constantly using their imaginations – creating inventive crafts, summoning imaginary unicorns and dragons, and painting absolutely everything pink!
(Don’t worry. Their parents are cool with it.)
These two characters show us that when kids explore their creativity, it leads to lots and lots of fun. But did you know that it can also lead to other important benefits throughout their lives? It’s true – and our newest article on the PBS Parents website can tell you all about it!
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Unleashing Your Child’s Inner Artist
NOTE: This article was originally published when our third child was two weeks old. Now we’re updating it to let you know what it’s really like to have three kids…as we experience it! Keep reading to view the entire post in order, or click below to skip to your favorite section:
So the Doctor and the Dad recently had another baby. Which, if you’re keeping score at home, means we now have three – count ‘em three – kiddos to cuddle, care for, and contend with.
Before Niña Número Tres came along, we’d heard a lot of stories about what it was like going from having two kids to having three kids. Things like:
- You’ll need to switch from playing man-to-man to playing a zone defense,
- Even though you’re only adding 50% more kid, it feels about 500 times harder,
- They’re totally going to gang up on you, and
- Two? Three? What’s the difference? You’re gonna’ be just fine.
So now that we’ve actually taken this triple-offspring plunge ourselves, we decided to record some of our own experiences and observations as they happen, so that you too, can discover what having three kids is really like!
Continue reading What’s having three kids really like? UPDATED!