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Entries from July 2010

A Week on the Wagon: Keep your voice up edition

July 30th, 2010 by Theodore | No Comments

A week of notice me, please on Dadwagon, and why not? Summer has reached a boil, school is out, the children are running amok in the street–don’t we all have to raise our voices to be heard over the din? First, there was our Tantrum for the week, on whether or not it’s okay for […]


The Tantrum: Is Yelling in Front of the Kids Okay? Part 4

July 30th, 2010 by Christopher | No Comments

Well, you’ve heard the range of opinions, from Theodore (who sounds like he lives in a Marina Abramovic piece) to Nathan (who just grew up in one) to Matt (who prefers entirely passive forms of aggression). As for our home life, I doubt we will have to deal with this question anytime soon. Like Matt’s […]


Best Kids’ Book Ever: All My Friends Are Dead

July 30th, 2010 by Matt | 1 Comment

It’s Friday, so I’m running out of energy for clever things to post, but luckily I happened across this new book, which—yeah, sure, why not?—I’m dubbing the best kids’ book of all time. It’s called “All My Friends Are Dead.” Click through to the Website and you can read a bit of it. If your […]


Good Advice (i.e., Bad Advice)

July 30th, 2010 by Theodore | No Comments

Pulled from the oh-no-she-didn’t files of American letters, I bring you this short item on unibrows from the “Dear Prudence” advice column over at Slate. The scenario: mother writes in complaining that her “smart, pretty, and fun” 7-year-old has inherited her “Hispanic” father’s hirsute genes. This was less of problem when said tyke was younger, […]


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Actually, we prefer to let babies cry US to sleep.

It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

cnn.com

A new study adds support to the idea that letting babies cry it out is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies.

May 24th 10:54am • No Comments

Why you should name your next child Jasqquosius or Viterine.

Baby names generated by a neural network

boingboing.net

In 2015, Stanford computer science PhD candidate Andrej Karpathy decided to test out some neural network tools he’d been experimenting with, and set them to generating plausible baby names.

May 6th 10:48am • No Comments

News flash! Some kids have a hard time trying to find an nyc apartment. Other kids have rich parents.

My Parents, My Landlords

nytimes.com

Even starter apartments are expensive in New York. Some parents help out by buying an apartment, then charging the child a bearable rent.

Feb 22nd 9:46am • No Comments