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Don't miss this from #CityDads Endings in Parenting Story Often More Bittersweet, Sad than Happy - I’m older now. I sense finality more. Last ballgames, the last time they need your help on the sledding hill or on their bikes or getting dressed or tying shoes. + + + Do you know Shel Silverstein? It doesn’t matter much, a poet – any artist, really – is only showing you what you already know. Does this line sound familiar? “Once there was a tree … and she loved a boy.” Yes, The Giving Tree. I...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads At-Home Parent Promise Kept, Struggle to Let Them Go Begins - “No,” I say. “He’s not ready.” At the bus stop, my wife shakes her head and sighs. She is disagreeing with me and showing her exasperation.  She’s a great multitasker. My fifth grader, Wyatt, and my youngest son, Oliver, adjust their backpacks. “It’s my call,” I say. “He’s ready,” she counters. “I’m Dad. I’ve been here since the beginning. I was the one that quit my job to stay home with the kids. I...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Balanced Worldview in Children Helps Them Cope, Understand - “Everybody’s crazy, drive safely.” That’s the mantra of my mother I remember best from my teenhood. Granted, her negative, imbalanced worldview was simply a way to contain her anxiety as I began to drive. Her words returned to me recently as my children increasingly navigate the internet, originally dubbed the “information superhighway.” Like most parents, my wife and I implemented age-appropriate in...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Listening with Curiosity Builds Relationships for Parents, Kids - EDITOR’S NOTE: Being a good parent, at times, takes superhero skills. To help you develop your own, “The Relational Book for Parenting” authors Saliha Bava and Mark Greene will offer advice in this exclusive periodic series for City Dads Group.  + + + We all need to confront the many damaging narratives about parenting. One of the most challenging is the relentless drumbeat of others telling us ...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads A Good Talk and the Constant Search for It - The conversation started over breakfast, a thread to a tangent passed with pepper and more coffee, but it stuck like syrup in a mustache (it happens). Eventually it moved from a stranger-coveted empty table in an increasingly busy restaurant to another prolonged standstill in the parking lot, two family members dancing a tango of societal and political opinion while everyone else kicked leaves and waited for car doo...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads 2018: The Best of City Dads Group’s Writing, Podcasts -   With 2018 in its final throes, let’s reflect on what has been City Dads Group’s most successful year to date. We expanded to 37 cities, including our first venture across the U.S. border with a chapter in Toronto, Canada (more on that in the new year). Our membership numbers are approaching 13,000, and getting more active every day. Our chapters and members have participated in several campaigns — local...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Santa Brings Dad Home for Christmas - If you have ever watched the CBS Evening News on a Friday night, chances are you’ve had to reach for a box of tissues. That’s because, more times than not, correspondent Steve Hartman’s “On the Road” segments, tend to go right for the tear ducts. The preschooler who randomly befriends a despondent older man. The kid with special needs who gets his chance to score in a game.  The whole town that comes out to thank one of it...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Earthquake Hastens Toddler Son’s First Man-to-Man Talk - An earthquake is one of those rare natural events that make you feel so very small and absolutely temporary. We are completely at the whim of our planet. The Nov. 30 earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska, caused little damage compared to other 7.0 or higher earthquakes around the world. Although many homes, roads and businesses were damaged, larger buildings held up, structure fires were few and quickly dous...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Bishops, Dove Men+Care Help Us Spread Holiday Shear - Members of our Cincinnati Dads Group and their kids received free washes and haircuts at their local Bishops Cuts/Colors on Dec. 8 as part of the Dove Men+Care “Holiday Shear” promotion. Hundreds of City Dads Group members and their kids are looking sharp for the holiday season thanks to a Dove Men+Care and Bishops Cuts/Colors. Our fathers and their kids were special guests in 13 cities where the men’s groo...
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Don't miss this from #CityDads Parent Wrestles with His Discipline ‘Finishing Move’ - What is the hardest part of parenting? For many, the answer is smack-down clear: discipline. Why? In part because we live in a stew of philosophies ranging from attachment to free-range parenting, all of which merely season the stock of how we were disciplined (or not disciplined) by our own parents. As the father of two daughters, I have wrestled with discipline issues  —especially sibling rivalry — for m...
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