• Parenting by Proxy?

    Parenting by Proxy?

    Lately, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among some groups of parents who are worried about the influence of movies, music, and other forms of media on their children’s minds. They claim that these media sources are trying to indoctrinate their children with agendas that go against their own values and morals. They protest against companies…

  • The “Great American” Stand-Off Show

    The “Great American” Stand-Off Show

    A man turned around in a store and called my daughter a “bitch.”

  • Are You Proud of Me, Dad?

    Are You Proud of Me, Dad?

    My six year old son, William, recently decided he was going to go on a ride of which he had always been scared in the past: Splash Mountain at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. He asked if we could watch the ride together first, and after a few minutes, he said he wanted to try it. I told…

  • The Long Game

    The Long Game

    A conversation with my daughter, Alyson, sparked this post. She was talking to me about various issues going on in her life now that she’s a 16 year old in a college environment, and a lot of the interpersonal drama she sees playing out. We talked awhile about how to respond to people who gossip,…

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