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D+D on PBS: Why your family should be funny


If you’ve ever read our blog, bought our highly rated parenting book, or spoken to us for at least thirty seconds straight, you know that the Doctor and the Dad like to crack us some jokes.

Ask our kids about it, and they’ll tell you the exact same thing. (Except for the nonverbal three-month-old, who’ll audibly fill her diaper instead.)

In our newest article for the PBS Parents website, we’ll show you why joking around with your kids is such a seriously good idea.

Spoiler alert: it’s because it can benefit nearly every aspect of their development.

We’ll also share our five-step timeline for jokes guaranteed to crack your kids up at every age, featuring ages like:




and even 4!

We might even set up a kid-themed joke of our own:

An infant, toddler, and elementary school student walk into a bar…

If you think the other things we write are funny, informative or (fingers crossed) both, we know you’re gonna’ want to read this article too. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out now!

“Why Being Funny is Good for Your Family” by Amber and Andy Ankowski
for pbs.org

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