Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wherein I realize I should react to my kids’ actual behavior rather than my fears of how adults will perceive me as a parent


Fact 1) My daughter is a very calm kid.  She tends to have to repeat herself about 3 times before she ever makes herself heard.  She likes to sit quietly and read.

Fact 2) My son is not quite as calm as his sister.  He likes to see what sorts of sounds he can make.  Squeaks.  Squeals.  Grunts.  Buzzes.  He’s an unfocused Michael Winslow (remember the sound guy from Police Academy?  Yeah, that’s going to be him.).  He also has special permission to go jump on his bed as much as he wants when he needs to get some energy out. Continue reading Wherein I realize I should react to my kids’ actual behavior rather than my fears of how adults will perceive me as a parent


The Good Men Project

A blog post from November 14, How We Talk to Kids, was just featured over at The Good Men Project, a really cool website that focuses on what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.  Go check ’em out!  They’ve got a lot of really great content.  Right now, for example, there’s a great article on marriage called Be Kind to Each Other and another called Parenting Without Gender Expectations Means Accepting All Outcomes

If you’ve clicked over to A Family in the City from The Good Men Project, welcome!  Kick off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.   I hope you find something you enjoy here!