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Fonz and Whatshername Sitting in a Tree: Part 2

February 2, 2012

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Many readers have been on the edge of their seats waiting for an update on my seven-year-old’s love life. When I say ‘many readers,’ I can’t think of any specific examples, but I’m assuming single men willing to try anything, in particular, are curious whether The Fonz’s non-sequiturs and cape-wearing might actually work. (Read the […]

Teaching Kids Using Rhyme over Reason

December 9, 2011

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I’m fond of reminding my sons that “adults rule and kids drool.”  This is a catchy way to constantly reinforce the value of my judgment over theirs. Kids have a short attention span and it’s important to use rhymes and catchy sayings to help them quickly remember good advice and make the right decisions. Whitney […]

An Interview with Apollo Fonzarelli

December 2, 2011

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My seven-year-old son, Apollo Fonzarelli, nicknamed The Fonz, has been sick the last few days.  The kid is normally a high-energy, bundle of nerves, but his illness-induced lethargy gave me the rare opportunity to keep him in one place long enough to have a conversation.  I took the opportunity to sit next to his bed […]

How to Tease Your Kids

March 8, 2011

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My wife said I can’t tease the kids anymore. I use the word anymore as though it used to be okay to tease and now it isn’t, but in reality she’s always said not to, only now I think she really means it. It seems the kids were having trouble in school for a long […]