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Flying Out to My In-Laws Is Too Expensive. Do I Have to Do It Anyway? The Goodfather advises a man burdened with a long, pricey flight for a family of four who just wants to stay grounded.Ask the Goodfather
I Can’t Stand my In-Laws. Why Can’t I Just Bail For a Few Days? A dad wants to skip out on a trip to the in-laws to hang with a friend. The Goodfather has some thoughts.Ask the Goodfather
How Not to Lose Sleep Over Daylight Savings Time Daylight saving time can ruin a kid's sleep schedule. With a little planning, parents can fight back.
Mister Rogers and the Story of 'Oh!' Want to build a bridge to better communication with children. Use the building blocks that Fred Rogers Used.
How to Play With Puppets Like Mister Rogers Take it from Mister Rogers, playing with puppets is easy. Just let the kids take the lead.
I Am Introducing my Kids to Bloody, Savage Death — And It’s Great I don't let my kids see violence for 11 out of 12 months of the year. But when October comes, we head to the costume store and let the blood flow.
Scared Parents Are Avoiding Playdates For "Safety Concerns." What Gives? A new study finds that in the name of safety, parents are skipping playdates. Are their fears justified?
Trump's National Character Counts Week is a Sick Joke for Kids Trump has signed a proclamation encouraging Americans to think of character. What about his own?Opinion
How "On the Spectrum" Is the New "Retarded" Labeling someone with atypical behavior as being “on the spectrum” is damaging to people who really live with ASD.
Health & Science
I Have Awesome Kids and a Loveless Marriage. Should I Just Suck It Up for the Kids? A dad with "perfect" kids and a loveless marriage asks the Goodfather how the hell he can get the love back.Ask the Goodfather
Rep. Elijah Cummings Showed Us Our Real Work is for Our Children Elijah Cummings gave fathers a constant reminder that the work we do, we do for our children.
Love & Money
The Only 5-Month Milestones That Matter Most parents overdo the whole milestone thing in the fifth month. Stop stressing out and focus on the three (just three) developmental moments that really matter.
The Only 6-Month Milestones That Matter Most parents overdo the whole milestone thing in the sixth month. Stop stressing out and focus on the two (just two) developmental moments that really matter.