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Entries from September 2011

Comment of the Day: Or the Truth Revealed!

September 28th, 2011 by Theodore | 1 Comment

This, from DadWagon reader JF, responding to the post “Asian Woman  + Jewish man: The New Math”: I am a Jewish American man living in Singapore. Your satirical post is spot on. I am newly, seriously involved with a native Singaporean of Chinese descent. Besides being beautiful physically, she is probably the warmest, most thoughtful, […]

When Do Kids Need a Fig Leaf?

September 27th, 2011 by Theodore | 7 Comments

JP takes swimming lessons once a week at a pool in our neighborhood. This is New York, so, of course, space is limited, the pool is something of a disgrace, and the locker rooms are worse. But we come so that he won’t drown, and to kill time on the weekend, and we crowd in […]

What Almost Made Me Cry Today: ‘Love You Forever’

September 27th, 2011 by Matt | 15 Comments

The other night, at bedtime, I sent Sasha to her “library” (what she calls her bookshelf) to select some reading material. She returned with Mercer Mayer’s “All By Myself,” a stack of idiotic Corduroy books, and a book I’d seen floating around the house but had never actually opened, “Love You Forever,” written by Robert […]

Oh, Crap, We’re Old; Or, DadWagon Kids Growing Up!

September 26th, 2011 by Matt | 15 Comments

Astute DadWagon observers (there must be two or three of you by now) will have noticed that things have changed slightly around the site, both in recent weeks (we’ve been tweaking our design in anticipation of a bigger tweak) and over the now nearly two years of our existence. God, two years! Can you believe […]

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Obama Will Go Down As "One of the Greatest Presidents"...Just Not on Race


Watch Michael Eric Dyson discuss Obama, race, and Clinton's campaign for the presidency.

Nov 27th 5:20pm • No Comments

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