Author Archives: johnrpower
Is it Worth it?
Is it Worth it? I have often heard that when a child is born, everything changes for the parent. When my first child was born, I did not feel this way. Yes, my wife and I got less sleep than … Continue reading
Why Are Kids So Whiny?
Threat Level Medium: Why Are Kids So Whiny? Why are kids so whiny? I honestly don’t know. I’m sure there’s an academic explanation based on sound child development theory for why kids are whiny. If I had to guess, the … Continue reading
Downtime Scroll 9/12
Downtime Scroll (A regular feature highlighting what’s going on in the world related to fatherhood) Black Fathers Are Never Home, And Other Lies Society Believes About Us – “One time, I took my daughter to a daddy-daughter event and again was … Continue reading
I Hate Children’s Music
I Hate Children’s Music Perhaps “hate” is too strong of a word but “extremely dislike” doesn’t seem to convey my sentiment strongly enough. But to be fair, to paraphrase Hansel in Zoolander, The music [kid’s musicians] create, I don’t really like … Continue reading
Downtime Scroll 9/01
Downtime Scroll (A regular feature highlighting what’s going on in the world related to fatherhood) Millennial Men Aren’t the Dads They Thought They’d Be – “Millennial men have the least traditional notions about gender roles of any generation or time period…” Yet … Continue reading
Raising Up Dads
Raising Up Dads Every Mother’s Day, mothers are celebrated for the significant role they play in their children’s lives. And, they should be celebrated. Mothers go through a tremendous amount of pain to give life to their children. Mothers routinely … Continue reading