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Entries from April 2010

A Week on the Wagon: Repulsive Edition

April 30th, 2010 by dadwagon | No Comments

A DadWagon proclamation: Fatherhood means learning to live with repulsion. From the moment our children emerge frog-like and slime-coated from the birth canal, we suffer and, silently, retch. But we put up with it all—through months and years of filthy diapers and ass-backwards temperature readings, on for even more years of crusty noses and spontaneous […]

The Horror! The Horror!

April 30th, 2010 by Matt | 3 Comments

Some things you can’t unread. Like this Gawker story, which may be true or not true, and about which I don’t want to reveal any details. Except that it involves some very, very bad parenting indeed—the kind of stuff that normally might make our Bad Dads We Love category, except that there’s nothing whatsoever to […]

How to Screw Up Your Kids, Scientifically

April 29th, 2010 by Matt | 2 Comments

Following from Chris’s post this morning, in which he revealed that researchers have Solved Fatherhood!, I did some Googling around to see what others have made of the argument that good fathering depends on Accessibility, Engagement, and Responsibility. And what I found, in a nearly year-old post on the blog of Philadelphia Stories, a Pennsylvania-based […]

The Joy of Caking

April 29th, 2010 by Theodore | 8 Comments

JP will shortly turn 4, which is a good thing—I’m not the sort of parent who thinks they grow up so fast. They don’t. Four years is a long time, I didn’t get to sleep for the first two of them, and last night at dinner, my son, my great love, mankind’s last and final […]

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Phew! I think this means we no longer have to pay such close attention to our kids, right?

The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children


Remember that ominous threat from your childhood, 'This will go down on your permanent record?' Well, your children's permanent record is a whole lot bigger today and it may be permanent. Information about your children's behavior and nearly everything else that a school or state agency knows about…

Nov 13th 7:21pm • No Comments

OMG! What crazy-ass people! This is nuts! Insane!

(I'm just saying that to get your attention: This is a surprisingly mature discussion, particularly for Reddit. So, uh, read it.)

[First time having sex] One Dad's View • /r/sex


I am a father of a boy(13) and a girl(15). I told them that it was alright for them to be sexually active as soon as they were "ready". I then...

Nov 13th 2:58pm • No Comments

We've known this for years.

Study Finds Every Style Of Parenting Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults


SANTA ROSA, CA—A study released by the California Parenting Institute Tuesday shows that every style of parenting inevitably causes children to grow into profoundly unhappy adults.

Nov 10th 11:19am • No Comments

Don't have cash? We'll do it for free. Hell, we'll do it whether you want us to or not.

This creepy 65-year-old clown will terrify your misbehaving kid for cash


His name is Wrinkles and he's booked for months in advance

Nov 4th 7:06am • No Comments