As a dad of two (soon to be 3 in September), this is awesome. Thank you for the reminders of how to best support my amazing wife when Baby #3 comes in a couple months!
Not a parent, but when I’m sick the last thing I want is to be touched. I imagine trying to breastfeed a newborn post labor and delivery is that times a million.
I have one more: be mindful of ‘touching out’. Because breastfeeding in the beginning tends to be a 24/7 job, be really really mindful that mom might not want to be touched either during or between breastfeeding. This is any kind of touching, sexual or otherwise. It is really HARD to not have your own body autonomy…
Asa two-time breastfeeder, I approve everything in this message. Especially the washing of pump parts/nipple shields/bottles and the filling of her water before being asked.
I am in my mid 20's. I’m still at that point where a lot of what the young teenagers (ugh that sounds weird to say) are into, and what I do overlap. I tried downloading this last year. Instantly uninstalled it. I don’t get it. I think part of the popularity is that it’s a new thing when in reality its just the same…
I’m not a parent and am never going to be and even I appreciate this article.
Information like this is critical to modern parenting
My 11yr old daughter was on musically non-stop for a while with a locked down account. It struck me as mostly containing very good looking minors dancing and lipsynching in, many times, suggestive ways. Now if you’re a young girl watching those videos that seems semi-normal and harmless. But if you’re an adult male wat…
Seriously when my wife described it I was like no way was it that bad.
As a parent, this is correct.
While I did not read your article, my and others I know experiences with our kids is this is a pedo app, tricking young kids to post photos of themselves.
One thing I love about mine is the ability to see texts. My son’s teacher texts me with questions and notes. She always starts with urgent/non urgent. I’m honestly using it like a pager to see if I need to call someone.
I’m sure this is going to make me “that guy,” but walking up and ordering at the counter is exactly what you do at a fast food joint and i don’t tip there and i’m not tipping you either, despite your tip jar. i’m sure it’s my age, since i remember a time before anyone had the nerve to put out a tip jar for this…
Kidding aside, thank you for posting this. We’re about to begin construction on our new home (which I designed). I’ve wanted to create a matching Lego model and assemble it as we pay it off. After Lego took their creator down several years ago, I didn’t think I’d be able to do this. Now I can!
This is not a “hack”. My dad did this. In the 90s. It works. There were times when child-me thought about making a stand, but I knew he wouldn’t cave. It works. I now also can make a stand like few others. Thanks, Dad.
It doesn’t just have to mean leaving a kid at home. It can mean taking the food you serve them and putting it away if they whine and refuse to eat it for more than a minute or two. Or it can mean forcing them to do without something if you offer them a choice and they throw a tantrum and insist on a different option…
I’m not sure I’d put a 7 year old child on a city bus alone unless there was literally no other option.
This will certainly not work with every kid. If my mother had simply left the house while I was getting ready for school, I would have been happily laying on the couch with a bowl of cereal watching cartoons in 5 minutes.
My fear is that I’ll have the kid that would just see this as an opportunity to not go to school.
How it works: “it removes you, the parent, from the issue”
(if i may rephrase this)