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And why 'please' is the worst word to teach a child
My four-year-old knows some pretty bad words. ‘Dickhead’ is one. He shares a car with me sometimes, and he’s picked up the word ‘dickhead’ from me, and I know this because he called his one-year-old brother a dickhead three nights ago. Similarly, ...
 
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It's the most insidious way possible to introduce your children to the evils of capitalism.
It finally happened. I finally have concrete proof that I’ve failed at being a parent in 2019.In the past, I’d heard other parents tell similar anecdotes, but I always wrote them off with a brusque "didn’t happen." But it does happen. It did ...
 
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These ballpark figures for your child’s tuition fees in the future will shock you.
You may have young kids at present, but we’re sure you’ve put some thought on securing your children’s futures as early as now. That includes saving up so you can send them to top schools to maximize their potential and ensure they have ...
 
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My wife's pneumonia has piled on the pressure, but I'm crushing it.
My wife, god bless her, has pneumonia. She woke up one morning with a cough that sounded like a metal sheet being ripped apart, the doctor gave her an entire Tour de France worth of steroids, and she’s been in bed ever ...
 
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Because little Daenerys will never forgive you
So, you named your kid Daenerys. On one hand, at least you’re not alone. According to reports, there are 163 little girls named Daenerys currently running around America, and a handful more in Britain.But on the other hand, YOU NAMED YOUR KID ...
 
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Why you don't need hectoring, pestering parenting books in your life
I am drowning in parenting books. Somehow, the entire publishing industry has twigged that I write about families, and now three or four new parenting books plop through my letterbox without fail every week. And that’s a shame, because I am never ...
 
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Marvel's desperation to court children feels nefariousness
A week ago, my son was into whales. He could identify six or even species of whale by nothing but silhouette alone. He knew where they lived, what they ate, how comparatively big they all were. He knew what a bowhead whale ...
 
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All you need is tarpaulin.
You've probably seen similar photos before: A parked pickup truck with an expansive tarpaulin or polytarp sheet covering its cargo bed, which is filled with water almost to the brim. Instant swimming pool for the kids (or even adults, if they're not too particular ...
 
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New guidelines suggest guilt over children's 'screen time' is misplaced. Turns out I was right all along
My three-year-old has an iPad. Actually, this isn’t strictly true. My three-year-old has my wife’s iPad. She lent it to him one afternoon, and then he sat on it and dribbled on it and wiped his filthy three-year-old hands all over it and then ...
 
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Materialism has been linked to anxiety and depression as well as selfish behaviors.
Sociologist and happiness expert Christine Carter said, "If we don't teach kids gratitude and practice it with them, they grow up feeling entitled, and entitlement does not lead to happiness. On the contrary, it leads to feelings of disappointment and frustration. In contrast, ...
 
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Singer, actor, and lifestyle writer Franco Laurel describes the ups and downs of a professional life that has taken him to many places, and how family can keep a man together.
I always wanted to be a dad. Even as a teenager, I dreamt about being married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and then having the most adorable, loving, caring, talented children. I would even write down my future children's ...
 
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How do you deal with a potty-mouthed child?
When your toddler starts swearing, the first and most important thing you should do is assign blame. For instance—and I’ll hold my hands up here—when my eldest shouted “FUCKING CUNTS!” at nobody in particular a year and a half ago, that one ...
 
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From when I was about four years old all the way up to my late teens, my dad would take me to work—whatever his work happened to be at that moment in his life.
From when I was about four years old all the way up to my late teens, my dad would take me to work—whatever his work happened to be at that moment in his life.When he was in banking he took me to ...
 
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This doctor delayed his practice for a year to take care of his daughter, with no help from a nanny or household helper.
It was his wife’s first day at work, and Carlo was terrified. “Bye Allie!” Krista said, kissing their 10 month-old daughter goodbye.As soon as the door to their apartment closed, Allie let out a wail.“It’s okay Allie, let it out,” Carlo said ...
 
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Gabe Mercado may have starred in an iconic commercial and pioneered local improv theater, but being Beeto’s father is the single thing this actor is most proud of.
You might remember Gabe Mercado as the funny guy who starred in Yakult’s iconic “Okey ka ba tiyan?” commercials. In the early 2000s he was extremely active in the local television, movie, and music scene as an actor, comedian, host, and vocalist.But ...
 
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In his own words, UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador shares what he's learned about the most important role of all.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham written piece for Father’s Day to support UNICEF’s early childhood development campaign—Early Moments Matter.There are many emotions that run through us when we think about our children. But for me and for the many dads and mums ...
 
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Daughters used to be only ones you had to worry about. Not now.
My testicles are fantastic. Honestly, you should see them. In just three short years, they’ve created two brand new boys. If I were to leave them to my own devices—which I absolutely won’t, because they are more powerful than you will ever ...
 
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The entertainer is a family man at heart.
John Legend isn't afraid of a dirty diaper. Of course, after headlining many a concert, revealing vulnerability in unfamiliar places for a living, and marrying the funniest person on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen, you'd think he wouldn't fear much. And the new father ...
 
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Raising a daughter is about making her aware that the world will seek to hurt her in subtle ways.
I can pinpoint the moment our daughter began transforming into a stereotypical girl. She was two, and her mother and I took her to Ariel’s Grotto, in Disneyland. The restaurant traffics in so-called character dining, meaning the tables are careered by marquee ...
 
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When I was 34, I decided that it was finally time for me to have a baby girl and a baby boy.
How much time should you spend with your children? The natural answer is: as much as you can. Being with them is an absolute joy. That was the biggest surprise for me as a parent.My twins are 6 now, but when I ...
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