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Should I cry in front of my kids?

Ask D+D: Should I cry in front of my children?

Should I cry in front of my kids?

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.

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What the Super Bowl means to our family

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Here’s what happened when a family of five reflected on the true meaning of this country’s most celebrated sporting event.

Another Super Bowl is nearly upon us. And folks young and old are all scrambling to get ready for the big game.

The Doctor and Dad household is no exception. But before we kicked off this year’s festivities, we thought it might be nice if we and the kids took a few moments during dinner to thoughtfully discuss what exactly this Super Bowl thing is all about.

Sound like a nice topic for a good, old-fashioned family debate? We thought so too. So here’s what happened when we asked our family:

“What does the Super Bowl mean to you?”

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Is my kid becoming too competitive?

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Today’s question might just be the very best question the Doctor + Dad have ever received.

A competitive edge seems to have just popped up in my preschool-aged daughter and her buds. Like who’s the tallest, fastest, strongest, etc. What’s the deal with that?
– Ashleigh

Well Ashleigh, we know what you mean. Just like Charlie Sheen during a career-threatening psychological breakdown, our four-year-old daughter is pretty big into “winning” these days too.

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Shock jock Mike Francesa shocks no one by saying something shocking

If you’re looking for a babysitter in the New York metropolitan area, you might want to cross Mike Francesa off your list.

He’s the sports talk radio show host who completely freaked out this week because Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy missed a couple games to spend some paternity leave with his wife and newborn baby.

"Does it smell like baby in here, or is it just me?"
“Does it smell like baby in here, or is it just me?”

Francesa clearly couldn’t fathom why any man would need to take time off from work simply because he became a father, saying stuff like “Your wife doesn’t need your help the first couple of days,” “You can hire a nurse,” and “Why would you get ten days off when your wife has a baby? You didn’t have the baby.”

Oh, he’s also said all this other stupid stuff too.

We get that this guy is a sports media “personality,” so spewing mindless incendiary vitriol is actually his primary occupational duty. So job well done on that front, Mike.

Our job, on the other hand, is to give parents information that is actually useful in their lives. So here are some thoughts about paternity leave, fatherhood and sports from The Doctor and The Dad:
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HBO’s ‘Trophy Kids’: File under “Yikes”

If you haven’t seen the HBO documentary State of Play: Trophy Kids because you’ve been too busy reading to, playing with and generally showing love and respect toward your children, you should check it out sometime.

It’s a fascinating look into a parenting technique – or should we say over-parenting technique – that you probably want to avoid.

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