Dear Jack, This year, Christmas almost lost you. You’re at an age I’m not sure I like all that much. Your innocence is rubbing off. You’re not sure about Santa. And you’re really not sure about your elf. “Dad,” you asked me, in that way you ask questions you’re not totally convinced you want the answers to because you ask…
At this point, we can all agree that parenting is different than it was a generation or two ago. As much as we chuckle at the aloof horribleness of Don Draper as a father, surely things couldn’t have been THAT bad, were they?
Let’s take a pair of beloved children’s books and find out.
We can’t get enough of Jesse Pinkman. He’s jumpy. Aggravated. In constant need of stimulants.
That doesn’t sound like any parents I know.
They were the Nine Shots Heard ‘Round the World. A father, angered by a note that his daughter posted to Facebook. put nine rounds into her laptop. Is this the new parenting?
Reaction to Nike’s newish Tiger Woods ad falls into a couple of camps. It’s either a public dressing-down of a corporate spokesperson or a crazy, offensive way to sell some shoes. It’s not about the shoes. It’s not about Tiger. It’s making a statement about the power of parenthood. Specifically: 1) Parents will always tell you what to do, even…