Are you or your child short on attention, thinking at a million miles an hour, or taking simple things to the extreme? The diagnosis may be attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, a condition medical science considers a brain disorder that interferes with functioning or development. But that may be a good thing, according to father, author and entrepreneur Peter Shankman. Shankman, who first gained fame for starting the Help A Reporter Out (HARO) service for journalists, discusses how he manages and uses this condition he was diagnosed with as an adult to his … [Read more...]
Best Books for Dads, Fathers
Are you a new father? A father to-be? In this section, you will find reviews of parenting books -- the best books for new dads, best books for dads to be, best pregnancy books for dads, and more. Watch this section for future City Dads Group reviews and discussions.
We continue the national discussion on race and raising children by having Los Angeles Dads Group member Doyin Richards, author of the new children's book What’s the Difference?: Being Different is Amazing., joins us on the Modern Dads Podcast What's the Difference? is aimed at children ages 2 to 10, and covers diversity and acceptance. It introduces children to race relations by teaching them not to be colorblind, but rather "race aware." It encourages them to recognize and embrace the differences of the people they encounter in life. Richards, a father of two who became … [Read more...]
Race and racism are rarely easy topics for parents to address with their children, Julie Lythcott-Haims hopes she can help by sharing her experience as a biracial black girl, woman, daughter and mother raising two biracial children in modern America. Lythcott-Haims, who first came to the attention of the parenting world with her 2015 New York Times bestselling anti-helicopter parenting book How to Raise an Adult, appears on the latest edition of The Modern Dad Podcast to discuss her latest book, the well-received memoir, Real American. She talks the steps all of us can take to support … [Read more...]
If you think it's tough raising kids nowadays, just wait until you have to do it while fighting off the undead. That's the premise of the funny new book, Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by James Breakwell, the mastermind by the popular and funny Twitter account about his family life, @XplodingUnicorn. "It's a parenting book with a thin veneer of zombies over the top," Breakwell tells Whit Honea of our L.A. Dads Group, the guest host for our latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast. "You're kids are awful now. Let's see how awful they will be … [Read more...]
James Breakwell, the voice (fingers?) behind the hit Twitter account XplodingUnicorn, is a funny guy. He has nearly a million followers on the social media platform, plus, I assume, several friends in real life. Personally, Breakwell and I go way back, to 2016, when both of us made some list together on some “news” website featuring “humorous” dads, him cracking wise while I padded the contrast. That’s a long time in Twitter years. His continuing adventures as a father of four daughters, all under the age of 8, plus the ownership of one terrific (also radiant, humble) pig, have led to the … [Read more...]