This last week I was part of a panel for Gordon’s Faculty Film Series for the film Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity. Narrator and anti-violence educator Jackson Katz talks about the construction of masculinity through the media, particularly a masculinity where men are defined as tough, not “soft,” aggressive, etc. Here’s the … Continue reading
A cute baby, as promised. We’re biased, but we think she’s outstanding among babies.
It went like this: Me: These Duplos have eyes all over them. It’s like a creature from Revelation. He: What’s Revelation? Me: It’s a book in the Bible. There are all sorts of creatures in it. Dragons, too. It will be a great book for you to read sometime, maybe when you are older. He: … Continue reading
The first thing I noticed when we got to my parents’ new home in South Carolina was the smell of the pines. The boys spent time outside there almost every day these last two weeks–the “cold” days there were high 40s, low 50s. It was truly good to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with beloved … Continue reading
Honest Toddler has just announced a few details of his/her (?) upcoming book (!): In other news, I’m writing a book (Scribner USA-Simon & Schuster imprint, HarperCollins Canada, and Orion UK); a parenting guide for those of you disappointing your toddlers on a regular basis. You probably need it if: You’ve ever told someone you … Continue reading
Not long ago we began instituting “the bedtime rules” for our two boys. The idea was to have a sequence of rules (steps, really) for the boys to follow once in bed that would provide consistency and direction each night. They were: 1. Put your head on your pillow. 2. Close your eyes. 3. Go … Continue reading
A bedtime lullaby I wrote for my two boys tonight.
As seen here. Yes, she is always that smiley.
My 4-year-old son is now my 5-year-old son. We thought it would be a good idea for him to review his new favorite show, Wild Kratts. Here he is: I watched it on TV and then I noticed it on there, and it became my favorite movie to watch. It’s about Martin and Chris, and … Continue reading
This is the family car of choice. In our house it’s called “cool, cool car,” so named by our 2-year-old. We got him one for his birthday. (Its real name: PlasmaCar.) My wife got it for our 2-year-old after telling me she had scouted it out and that it was “toy of the year.” I’m … Continue reading