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December, 2013

The real spirit of Christmas, and the Dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers the almighty. Comment

The real spirit of Christmas, and the Dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers the almighty. Comment

She’s away at college, and I’m keeping my distance

The Dad: This week, the Dad knows he can eaisly keep tabs on his college-age daughter, but decides he’d rather just send a letter. Comments (1)

November, 2013

This Thanksgiving, we’ll be doing … the same thing

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on traditions, and wonders when it’s time to let some go. Comments (2)

How can I keep my kid from killing herself?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he can ever do enough. Comments (2)

October, 2013

You’re going to wear that on Halloween?!

The Dad: This week, the Dad makes an important point to his girls through his column. Comments (2)

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Will my marriage survive the kids in college?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he and his wife will make it through an empty nest. Comments (2)

It’s a one-child household now

The Dad: This week, the Dad focuses all his attention on his youngest daughter — and that’s something that has never happened before. Comments (4)

September, 2013

September 11, my girls, and the life we’ve lived

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on that fateful day with his 15-year-old daughter. Comments (1)

It all adds up to happiness

The Dad: This week, the Dad sends his oldest daughter off to college. Comments (1)

August, 2013

The dad’s glad his kids are friends

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his daughters have quite a bond. Comments (1)

The eagerly awaited letter from home. I think.

The Dad: This week, the Dad puts pen to paper to make sure his 15-year-old daughter knows what’s going on. Comments (2)

July, 2013

A splinter reveals the past, present, and future

The Dad: There are no screams when The Dad tries to remove a spinter from his 18-year-olds foot, and the silence speaks volumes. Comments (1)

Preparing my girls for a man’s world

The Dad: This week, the Dad explains why he taught his two daughters how to play poker. Comments (1)

June, 2013

An eye-opening high-school graduation

The Dad: This week, the Dad figures its good that kids sometimes let their emotions get the best of them. Comments (2)

A wink, a nod, and congrats to the grads

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s the graduates sine, but congratulates those who helped them along the path to success. Comment

May, 2013

She got the job, but can she keep it?

The Dad: This week, the Dad is proud of his oldest prodigy’s ability to work hard to get a great summer job, but wonders if she’ll be responsible enough to keep it. Comment

Repairing relationships after a traumatic experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad imagines what it would be like if your child was abducted — then found 10 years later. Comments (1)

How do we stop the bombs?

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to get inside the head of those young men who do terrible things. Comments (1)

April, 2013

Dad’s daughter is going to his alma mater, or is she?

The Dad: It is done. My daughter will be going to college next year — and not just any college. She’ll be attending the very same institution of higher education I attended oh, so many, years ago. Comment

How kids made parents my pals

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes that his children dictate his friends. Comment

March, 2013

The Dad remembers, even if they forget

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if all those day trips he had with his daugters were worth it. Comments (8)

Blasphemy! Dad’s daughter eats a burger!

The Dad: This week, the Dad reacts his daughter’s new dietary choice! Comments (8)

February, 2013

There’s no hiding from these girls anymore

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes he’s not Superman, and that’s OK with his kids. Comment

Knee surgery has the Dad waiting on his daughter

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to make something of his time playing gopher for his teen. Comments (1)

January, 2013

‘Major’ problem: How can my daughter get into college if she doesn’t have a speciality?

The Dad: This week, The Dad worries that his daughter’s love of all things will affect her ability to get into a good college. Comments (1)

Maybe we should arm our schools

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders what a world ruled by the gun would be like. Comments (3)