7 ways to avoid confirmation bias with your kid
7 Ways to Avoid Confirmation Bias With Your Kid

After having his cat for a few months, my son announced that unlike other cats, his cat likes to lie on cold things. So, without my approval, my brain clicked into confirmation bias. I suddenly noticed that everything the cat was lying on was cold,...

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15 Amazing One-Liners Your Kids Need to Hear You Say

Knowing the things to say to kids can be challenging. But most of us dads have a couple of essential one-liners in our toolbox: I love you, and I'm proud of you. And while those two are vital, adding a few other one-liners to the...

How to Be Amazed by Your Kids

For some reason, I have the compulsion to overanalyze everything. I blame it largely on Amazon. Recently, I just wanted to order a new pair of running shoes. But, like always, I waded first through the results, and then all the other categories—highly rated, more...

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Why You Should Get Other Adults to Parent for You

We all try to encourage, guide, and nudge our kids, with the hopes of them becoming great adults. We try to get better at knowing what to say and when to say it. Then your version of something like this happens. You’ve been telling her...

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The 1 Type of Ball You Don’t Want to Play With Your Kid

When my kids were younger and would fall and get hurt, I would immediately get frustrated with them: “Why were you running? Kids shouldn’t run!” Then, almost as quickly, I would comfort them. If you are judging me right now, get in line behind me....

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4 Tips When Your Child Misbehaves in Front of Others

While vacationing with family friends, our toddler had a meltdown on the beach. The volume of his come-apart was louder than the ocean and elicited stares from everyone in the tri-state area. We were embarrassed and didn't handle it the way we had previously decided...

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The 1 Thing That Helped My Child’s Anxiety

You may not always know how to help your child with anxiety. I sure didn't, especially when my 15-year-old daughter had her first panic attacks during the chaos of 2020. I attempted to talk her panic and anxiety away using my go-to: logic. You may...