Parenthood and the adversity paradox

Everyone grows up with a certain amount of adversity. You don’t experience just the good times, but also the bad and difficult times. So you grow up with a certain amount of emotional bacteria that protect you from these challenges. You learn how to survive, and to overcome heavy obstacles. Because unfortunately life is sometimes …

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Pop-up books

Recently, my wife bought a new pop-up book to read to our kids. And they managed to tear one of the pages within the first 24 hours. But there is still much to be keen on! It’s a book about vampires, monsters, and ghosts. It’s fun, they discover something new every time and I think …

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How we are dealing with screen time

We don’t. In a world where we are more and more surrounded by screens, I’m not sure that denying your kid a screen is a right thing to do. Looking back in time, my parents (both in their late 60s) have known a time without TV. Can you imagine that? Fast forward 40 years. Where …

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Parenting around the world

Parenting is not the same in every part of the world. Heck, not even in every household in your own town. And that’s okay. We learn from each other. Because somewhere in the middle is the best way to raise a kid. Take a look at these 11 parenting styles around the world. You might …

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Highly sensitive kid

Highly sensitive children are often misunderstood, and sometimes even diagnosed with other disorders. However, it is just a trait, a style in personality. But it must be understood and taken into account when raising your child. They need to be appreciated, to have their special needs, and sometimes intense reactions and behaviors accepted. And when …

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Future birth control from ancient China

What if there was birth control, hormone-free, natural, with no side-effects, and you could take it before or after? Apparently thanks to ancient Chinese folk medicine this might become a reality.

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It’s time to take fatherhood seriously

Take proud, you are father now.

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Let’s talk Parenting Taboos

Becoming a father changes your life. People will say it’s the best thing that will happen to you. And I’m not here to tell you otherwise. But there are some taboos that you can’t talk about. In this TED talk from 2010, Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman talk about some of these taboos. Let me …

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Dads Bathing With Their Kids

As a father, I really don’t see a problem here either. Maybe our society is getting overprotected and sees offenders everywhere. Maybe it’s about taking a stand, maybe it’s just about awareness… You decide for yourself.

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New Dad Survival Guide

Some of us are going to be a dad someday. So you better be prepared! In my experience, most of this comes naturally when you are holding your newborn child. Let this survival guide help you through the tough first weeks.

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