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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.