Michael Reichert says that just as we no longer believe a girl's destiny is set by her biology, we need to think the same about boys. The old "boys will be boys" notion of masculinity is not inherent in their DNA. That and our understanding of how boys learn are among the many things Reichert, the founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, says people need to change if we are to raise a new generation of men who can form strong relationships without falling into the macho stereotypes and sexist behaviors of the … [Read more...]
“It didn’t even seem like they noticed,” she said to me. My wife, Trudy, and I had just finished putting our apartment back in order after some friends had spent the late afternoon with us. Our children had put up much less of a struggle going to bed than I had anticipated, given that it was much later than usual and that the hyperactivity of entertaining company had not yet worn off. Our daughter, Shayna, had no doubt exhausted herself by trying to defend her territory against the other young girl who had come over (never mind the fact that the other girl was six months Shayna’s junior and … [Read more...]
Celebrity dads -- they're just like us humans! Jon Finkel and Art Eddy know because they've spent years interviewing fathers from the worlds of sports and entertainment for their writing and podcasting projects. The two veterans of the Life of Dad online community have collected some of the wisdom they have heard from famous fathers in book form, and we discuss it on the latest episode of The Modern Dads Podcast. The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today's Leaders, Icons, and Legendary Dads is billed as "an all-encompassing, entertaining distillation of the full dad … [Read more...]
Another white guy writing about empowering women? Really? Yes, but this is best-selling author and OG dad blogger Mike Adamick so you know he has something worth adding to the conversation on the latest episode of The Modern Dads Podcast. Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide, to be released in June 2019, is "a fists-up handbook for helping dads dismantle the patriarchy," Adamick's website. On the show, he and host Whit Honea talk about Adamick's efforts to meet dads where they are to discuss equality, representation and feminism. One way, he says, is to start by changing the … [Read more...]
Editor’s note: New York City presents amazing theatrical opportunities to share with our families. NYC Dads Group recently collaborated with “The Play That Goes Wrong” so several of our members and their kids could see show. Scroll to the end for a discount ticket offer!
The Play that Goes Wrong has a smash two-year run on Broadway, garnering two Tony Awards and a nomination for best play. The show recently transferred Off-Broadway into a more intimate format at the New World Stages. Even if the venue is a little smaller, the laughs are just as large.
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During spring break, my family and I hopped into our car for our latest road trip adventure. Less than two hours after leaving our Manhattan home, we arrived at a wonderful oasis in the the middle of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, a dreamy, fun-filled, action-packed, indoor getaway. Families will want to maximize their overall experience at the recently opened Kalahari, which has America's largest indoor water park, so here’s a few helpful water park tips and other ideas. Tip No. 1: Stay overnight. Arrive early for the awesome water park The indoor … [Read more...]
The art of living a minimalist lifestyle is something all New Yorkers embrace by default. We live in tiny apartments with no space for the usual suburbia luxuries like a home gym, multiple panini presses or rooms for guests. With such limited home space, it's challenging to own your own fitness equipment to satisfy the urge to lose the Dad Bod. As a result, many think it’s just easier to rely on the local gym or the nearest random boot camp class. Unfortunately, even more dads out there go with none of the above and skip the idea of getting and staying in shape altogether. However, you … [Read more...]
Mike Dorsey is on a mission to change the narrative about black fathers. "Mike D," as he is known by many, is an author, business entrepreneur, community organizer, speaker and podcaster. He uses a positive, upbeat attitude in this multi-prong approach to redefine and uplift the image of African American dads. Dorsey discusses his motivation to create and engage a community of black fathers along with the impact of his work within and outside the black community on the latest episode of the Modern Dads Podcast. Dorsey, a former medical sales professional who has an economic degree from … [Read more...]
Disclosure: NYC Dads Group received compensation from Vivvi for this post. Just as important as finding the right NYC preschool environment for your child is finding one right for you -- the child’s parent. A safe, nurturing and robust in-class learning and social experience is vital to a young child, but working parents also must weigh other factors. Location and price, obviously, are important. So is whether an early learning center provides coverage for the hectic, sometimes erratic work schedules of today’s moms and dads. Your interaction with other parents and involvement in your … [Read more...]
Whether you need parenting advice or some cool gear to help with bringing up baby, you'll find it May 18 and 19 at the 2019 New York Baby Show, the largest in the country for new and expectant moms and dads. And you can buy tickets for half price for a limited time because you are a friend of the NYC Dads Group! (Disclosure: City Dads Group, our parent, is a media partner for the New York Baby Show.) New York Baby Show 2019, to be held at Pier 94 (711 12th Ave.) in Manhattan, offers a broad range of brands, buying opportunities and educational/fun activities for people who are planning, … [Read more...]