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Kids and Chores

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re of the firm belief that it’s important to teach kids — while they’re kids — about how the real world works. In the real world, people just don’t give you money for nothing. You have to earn it. So […]

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Is Your Child Ready for First Grade?

posted by Jason Boyett

In August, Chicago Now blogger Christine Whitley referred to a 1979 book called Your Six-Year-Old. In it, she found a checklist to help parents figure out if their kid was ready for first grade. Answer YES to 10 of these […]

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How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

posted by Jason Boyett

Lori Gottlieb’s recent article in The Atlantic has been on my mind for the last few weeks. Titled “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy,” it’s about a potential epidemic of generational malaise, or how the contemporary parental obsession in […]

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What Is YOUR 12-Year-Old Game?

posted by Jason Boyett

Fascinating interview at Slate today with Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America (which releases tomorrow). I haven’t read the book, but in the interview, Ryan discusses the evolution of the Super Mario Bros. universe and what […]

20 Personal Childhood Memories That Are Completely Foreign to My Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

Kids these days. They have no concept of… 1. Staying home sick from school and watching stupid game shows because I felt too bad to get up and change the channel. 2. Crushing on Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island. 3. […]

Kids, Sugar, Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s a question for you dads and moms out there: What kinds of stuff do you let your kids drink? I’m not talking alcohol or anything scandalous. Just regular drinks. Soft drinks. Sports drinks. That kind of stuff. My wife […]

Sam Harris, Kids, and LSD

posted by Jason Boyett

If you’ve spent much time blogging about religion or belief or the lack of it, you’re aware of Sam Harris. He’s a neuroscientist who has become well-known as one of the public faces of what’s known as “The New Atheism.” […]

Quirk Theory and Parenting

posted by Jason Boyett

A couple weeks ago, we discussed the importance of letting your kids be weird, based on a passage in Alexandra Robbins’ new book, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. In the book, Robbins conjectures that teenage outcasts often are poised […]

Active Fathers vs. Absent Fathers

posted by Jason Boyett

Interesting opinion piece last week in the Austin American-Statesman. Ashley Sanchez writes about the obvious impact out-of-wedlock fatherhood and divorce have on the amount of time a dad is able to spend with his kids. The Pew study found that […]

Bobby Cannavale on Fatherhood

posted by Jason Boyett

At Broadway.com, recent Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale talks about his newish black comedy, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, and touche on the impact fatherhood has had on his career. At 41, Cannavale and ex-wife Jenny Lumet are the parents of […]

What Did Your Dad Teach You?

posted by Jason Boyett

This morning’s post is nothing but a question. I’m relying on you for the content: With Father’s Day coming up, it seems a good time to reflect. All of us learn stuff from our fathers. Sometimes good things and sometimes […]

Serving Your Kid and the Cutting of Waffles

posted by Jason Boyett

When I was a kid, one of the things I loved most about going to my maternal grandparents’ house was that 1) Deenie (my grandmother) would always fix us waffles for breakfast, and 2) she would cut them up before […]

“Call of Duty” vs. Call of Duty

posted by Jason Boyett

Interesting recent piece in the St. Petersburg Times by staff writer Joshua Gillin, about being a geek forced, by impending fatherhood, to “grow up.” Being a geek is all about obsession, Gillin writes. So he’s preparing for an obsession transformation, […]

Best. Teacher. Ever.

posted by Jason Boyett

A conversation last Thursday: ———— “Are you happy school’s about to be out?” “No.” “Really? You’re not ready for summer?” “Well, I’m kind of excited but I’m kind of not excited, too.” “Why?” “Because I’m going to miss Mrs. B.” […]

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Closing the Door on Dadequate
As of this post I'm shutting down my Dadequate blog. It's been less than half a year since my first post here, but it's time to move along to other projects. Nothing dramatic -- I'm not quitting fatherhood or anything. But I've had a really busy last few months, my posting frequency has suffered,

posted 5:20:44pm Dec. 01, 2011 | read full post »

The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight
Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I've been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely fascinating, and I can't begin to explain or comprehend

posted 10:08:18am Nov. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Robot Riding a Bicycle
Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn't register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? Start preparing your children now for the robot apocalypse. [HT: The Kid Shou

posted 9:49:44am Nov. 03, 2011 | read full post »

Halloween
The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone -- at any point during their day, regardless of their activity -- can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their undead lives. Thus, our costumes for 2011: Zombie Businessma

posted 4:56:06pm Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

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