Today’s “Ask the Doctor and the Dad” question has been a long time coming:
Is it okay for parents to cry in front of their kids? And does it make a difference whether it’s a mom or dad doing the crying? I usually manage to keep my emotions in check, but not this week.
– A Dad From Cleveland
Thanks for the heartfelt question, Dad From Cleveland.
Continue reading Ask D+D: Should I cry in front of my children?
Remember trying to solve riddles back when you were a kid? No, not the riddle of how to tease your bangs taller than Lisa Turtle’s or how to do that two-man Kid N’ Play dance without falling flat on your face.
We’re talking about those brain-bending word puzzles that force you think about a problem from more than one angle – and sometimes for more than one day – until eventually, enlighteningly, you finally figure them out.
Now that you’re a parent, you can get a whole new perspective on riddles. Because riddles are not only amusing mental games – they’re also a great way to get into your kid’s head!
Who It’s For: Kids ages 3 and up
What They’ll Learn: Problem solving, flexible thinking, how to be playful with language
Continue reading Playtime! Activity: Riddle me this
We don’t always agree with everything Ashton Kutcher does. This hat–‘stache combo is a perfect Exhibit A:
But we do find ourselves totally on board with the Two and a Half Men man, Dude Where’s My Car? dude, and Punk’d punk when it comes to one thing:
It’s hard to find a diaper-changing table in a public men’s restroom!
Here’s what our new BFF Ashton had to say about it on Facebook.
Continue reading Ashton Kutcher wants you to be the (diaper) change
Are you one of the approximately 85 billion people out there who have helped a recent YouTube commercial for GoldieBlox become a viral video sensation? In it, three young girls turn their entire house and all of its contents into an impressively elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, they sing a Beastie Boys song with new lyrics denouncing traditional “girl toys” like princesses, and they try to sell you some other toys that will apparently turn your daughter into an engineer.
Continue reading Gender Ain’t Nothin’ But a Chromosome, Says GoldieBlox