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Entries from November 2011

How Do You Tell Your Kids About the Cops?

November 16th, 2011 by Matt | 5 Comments

For the past two months, I haven’t had much to say about Occupy Wall Street. I mean, I agreed in principle with the protesters’ arguments: the inequality of wealth in this country is staggering, and rich people and corporations essentially control politics. And one day I even toured Zuccotti Park with DadWagon’s own Theodore Ross; […]

He Reads!

November 7th, 2011 by Theodore | 3 Comments

I have on various occasions written of JP’s taste for both videogame playing and the use of e-readers, and described my at best ambivalent feelings about said pursuits. Now, from the Demise of the Childhood Mind chronicles comes a story with a (relatively and likely temporary) happy ending: JP has become so engrossed with learning […]

My Son, Dopey

November 1st, 2011 by Nathan | 4 Comments

We’re all in a post-Halloween sugar crash right about now. You too. I saw you sneaking KitKats by the fistful last night. But my crash is tinged with a little dose of further regret: did we knowingly humiliate our boy for Halloween? Of course we did, you say. Every pre-sentient (and I’m still putting a […]

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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