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. […]
Think about the last time you wrote something. Did it involve pencil and paper? Or fingertips and a phone screen? In today’s digital world, we adults seem to be doing less old-school writing than ever before. But what would happen if we let our kids follow our lead, do all their writing on a device, […]
As parents, we like to tell our kids they can be anything they want when they grow up. But we don’t often stop to think about all the things they already are right now. That’s right. Even though they may be years away from writing résumés or sweating through job interviews, our children are born […]
Valentine’s Day is almost here! It’s the perfect time to celebrate that special someone in your life…or if you have a big loving family like we do, those special someones. That’s why this year, the Doctor and the Dad decided to ask all the members of our family to write love poems – to our […]
Welcome to a brand new feature here at The Doctor + The Dad: The Not-So-Easy Reader! As parents, we always love to see our kids take an interest in reading and writing – since building those skills now can lead to greater success in school, work and overall happiness throughout their lives. The only problem?
Our latest article for the PBS Parents website is all about the best ways to help stressed-out kids learn to relax. It starts like this (but we bet you can’t even imagine how it ends!): As much as we’d like to believe our kids’ lives should be full of nothing but giggles, rainbows and carefree tickle fights with talking, animated […]
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 […]