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Awakening Joy for Kids + Breaking the Trance

Interviews with Michele Lilyanna, coauthor of "Awakening Joy for Kids," and George Lynn and Cynthia Johnson, coauthors of Breaking the Trance The post Awakening Joy for Kids + Breaking the Trance appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

High-Tech, Low-Tech, and No-Tech Halloween Fun

There are all sorts of ways for kids to be creative: high-tech, low-tech, or no-tech. Here are a few of our current favorites that fit into at least one of those categories. Skylanders Imaginators This brand new addition to the Skylanders universe is the best one yet. Show More Summary

Support Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in October

We all want nothing more than to be understood. But for some kids, that isn’t as easy as it seems. Learning and attention issues are much more common in children than most people realize. In fact, in the U.S., 1 in 5 children struggles...Show More Summary

Your Baby’s Birth – Missing Fatherhood Before It Even Begins

Dear Mr. Dad: My first baby is due in a few months, but I’m going to miss the birth. I’ve been out of work for more than a year and just landed a great job. The problem is that I need to go to across the country for a six-week training...Show More Summary

Webinar: Screening for Breast Cancer Is a Family Matter

The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and Men’s Health Network (MHN) will present a webinar on October 27, 2016 to discuss breast cancer as a family health issue. We’ll cover the important role men can play in encouraging the women inShow More Summary

The Best and the Worst of America’s Self-Help Culture

Interview with Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, author of “Promise Land,” who takes us on an eye-opening tour through America's self-help culture. The post The Best and the Worst of America’s Self-Help Culture appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

#Halloween and @Netflix Have an October Surprise for You

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up under a warm blanket with your kids, a bowl full of leftover trick-or-treat candy (or a healthier snack if you really must), and your TV remote. Show More Summary

Your Dog Will Say #Woofyeah for Pup-Peroni Treats

International Bacon Day is long past, but our dog, Coco, has no idea. In fact, as far as he can tell, every day is Bacon Day. We have a bag of Pup-Peroni’s new Filet Mignon & Bacon Flavors treats and every night before bed, Coco gets...Show More Summary

How to Create the Perfect Sleep Atmosphere for Your Family

Do you and your spouse feel drowsy all day? Do your kids struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Well, it’s time to shake things up in the bedroom. A few easy tweaks can make a big difference in the quality and quantity of your sleep.Show More Summary

Tech Is Here to Stay–But You Need to Manage It

It’s very easy for people to complain about how we’re all falling victim to tech overload. And it’s very easy to suggest that we give up some of our devices and go back to simpler times. Sorry, not going to happen. Tech is here to stay, and it’s a waste of time to fight it. Show More Summary

Parenting without Fear + Promise Land

Interviews with William Levin, author of “Parenting without Fear,” about recognizing and disengaging from the shamed and fearful beliefs that obstruct natural partnerships between parents and children; and Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, author...Show More Summary

Not Much, Just Hanging Out

You don’t have to be a “Game of Thrones” fan to know that winter is coming. And when it does, you’re still going to want to have fun. Here are some great options.   Double Ditto (Inspiration Play) This is a light-hearted game for as many people as you can squeeze together in one room. Show More Summary

Families That Tech Together, Stay Together

Raise the issue of how communication has changed over the years, and just about everyone older than 25 or 30 will nod wistfully, recalling the good old days when people sat down across from each other and had actual conversations. Younger...Show More Summary

The Scientific Case for the Five-Second Rule

Dear Mr. Dad: We’re a few months away from becoming parents for the first time and we’ve been sanitizing our house to prepare it for our baby. We’ve got antibacterial soaps all over the place—no one’s going to touch our baby with dirty...Show More Summary

The Freedom of Having an Only Child—And the Joy of Being One.

Interview with Lauren Sandler, author of “One and Only,” about the benefits to children, relationships, and society of having--and being--an only child. The post The Freedom of Having an Only Child—And the Joy of Being One. appeared first on Mr. Dad | Parenting Resources and Advice for Expectant Fathers, New Dads, Dads of Teens, Single Dads.

How to Maximize Your Yard Sale Earnings

Few things can disrupt family dynamics like a move. You have to uproot everything, leave the home you’ve grown accustomed to, and let’s not forget about the expense. One of the first things the movers at North American Van Lines tell...Show More Summary

Unlocking the Teenage Brain + Debunking Myths about Only Children

Interviews with Eric Jensen, coauthor of “Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain,” about how to help underperforming students become lifelong learners; and Lauren Sandler, author of “One and Only,” about the freedom of having an only...Show More Summary

Arts: The A in Steam

It would be hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t know about STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—which are the skills our children need to learn if they’re going to become the leaders of tomorrow. But many people (including...Show More Summary

Is Your Child Screen Dependent?

Dear Mr. Dad: My 13-year-old son is a complete screen addict. He’s on his phone or a game console or a computer all the time. You’ve written a lot about how to get kids to unplug, and I know that as the parent, I can shut off his phone or remove the devices from the […] The post Is Your Child Screen Dependent? appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Need Mortgage Help? Making Home Affordable Program Is Ending Soon

Are you a homeowner and behind on your mortgage payments or at risk of foreclosure? If so, you’re not alone—one in 17 homeowners in the U.S are in the same situation. Fortunately, there is hope: The federal Making Home Affordable (MHA)...Show More Summary

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