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Entries from June 2012

DadWagon Q&A: Jennifer Niesslein of the late, lamented Brain, Child

June 29th, 2012 by Nathan | 2 Comments

As editors of a dadblog that rarely produces anything particularly smart, we are keenly aware how little protein-rich writing there is about parenting. So at the end of May we were saddened, along with the rest of the Internet, to hear that the magazine Brain, Child would stop publishing. The magazine, run for 13 years […]


A Dream Trip for the YouTube Generation

June 28th, 2012 by Robert Burke Warren | 1 Comment

A boy has one wish this year, and that wish is to go to Anaheim to meet Antoine Dodson (et al). Guest post from @RBWUncleRock


Dork Dad vs. Dick Dad: The Fine Line

June 26th, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

One of the great things about being a father is that, well, you get to act like a father. Not in the teaching-your-kid-to-play-ball, carrying-the-sleeping-first-grader-to-bed sentimental-tripe way, but in the sense of getting to indulge in stereotypically dorky dad behavior. Example: “Hey,” says Sasha, trying to get my attention. “Hay is for horses,” I interrupt. Sasha […]


Why I Plan to Kidnap and Murder ‘Baby Pizza’

June 21st, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

Normally, Sasha is a pretty good kid—and pretty good at playing on her own or with other children. But lately she’s been getting on our fucking nerves, and it’s her damn doll—Baby Pizza, as she’s decided to name it—that’s to blame. Every morning, every evening, we hear the same thing: “Daddy, I want baby to […]


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The Secret to Being Both a Successful Writer and a Mother: Have Just One Kid

theatlantic.com

A large number of female authors are parents of only children.

Feb 4th 12:10pm • No Comments

Study shows 5-year-olds who learn calculus are 3 times more annoying than regular 5-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

theatlantic.com

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

Feb 3rd 10:42am • No Comments

You're doing it all wrong! Or, possibly, you're not? Who the hell knows any more?

Should Parents Be More Demanding and Forceful With Their Kids?

slate.com

Did you know that some of America’s most pressing ills—obesity, psychiatric illness, and our eroding educational system among them—have a single cause?

Jan 22nd 8:52am • No Comments

Meet the most annoying kid in the world. Go the fuck to sleep, Olivia Farnsworth!

Van Winkle's

Extraordinary Olivia Farnsworth.

Jan 15th 12:41pm • No Comments