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December, 2016

Resolve to try, and to bounce back if you should fail

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie once again says she will try again. Comments (1)

Or: How Stephanie Thompson’s teenage son learned to stop rebelling and love the mom-time

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie’s teenage son learns to go with the flow. Comment

Jest for girls: Comedy class teaches teens to stand-up

Parenting: Girls just want to have funny! Comments (5)

Say ‘Hi’ to each other!

Fearless Parenting: Because Steph thinks it can change the world. Comments (4)

November, 2016

Gym-tastic! Steph and son work out together

Fearless Parenting: It happend! Stephanie’s good example has paid dividends! Comment

October, 2016

Steph gets intimate (or at least she tries to).

Fearless Parenting: Intimacy, like comedy, is hard. But it is worth it. Comments (1)

‘Spark’ to it! Children’s Museum opens outpost at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The kids are all light! Comment

Trump didn’t learn what I taught my kids in the sandbox

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie can’t take it anymore. Comments (6)

September, 2016

You need a sick day every once in a while

Fearless Parenting: Stephanie and Oscar are sick, and that’s the perfect time to relax. Comments (1)

Steph grades herself, damn everyone else

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes she needs to stop worrying about other people’s lives, and start enjoying her own. Comments (2)

It’s Fall — time to make time for myself

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie tries to remember to look out for No. 1. Comments (2)

August, 2016

Three steps to enlightenment: recognition, forgiveness, reprogramming

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes she can’t get upset with herself when she looks at her kids and sees her mirror image. Comment

The consequence of making a mistake? Compassion

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie gives us all a lesson in compassion. Comments (2)

July, 2016

Proof we are all lemmings: Pokemon Go and Starbucks

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie realizes it doesn’t take much to motivate us, or does it? Comments (2)

Swiss Family Thompson: Steph’s European vacation

Fearless Parenting: You can learn a lot from a trip to Switzerland, and its not all cheesy. Comment

June, 2016

Get along! Stef demands we set aside our grievances

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders why even adults continue to act like teenagers. Comment

We and they and them and us are all the same

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures we’re all in this together, so we might as well love each other and our differences. Comments (5)

The day a deer told Steph what to do

Fearless Parenting: Yup. That happened. Comments (1)

May, 2016

One last note in defense of the hapless dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad says goodbye in a touching tributes to stay-at-home pops everywhere. Comments (3)

Let’s talk about sex — for real

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie gets down to business. Comments (2)

The only constant in life is change

The Dad: This week, the Dad says he’s been preparing for his empty nest from the first time he put diapers on his daughter. Comment

Weed all about it! Steph goes to pot!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie decides to buy legal marijuana in front of her kids! Now that’s Fearless! Comments (15)

April, 2016

The Dad’s long goodbye starts today

The Dad: This week, the Dad begins to wind down his column. Comments (2)

Take a hike! To clear the air, Steph and the boys head west

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures that sometimes its is okay to leave things unsaid. Comment

Dad’s duties wind down, and memories flow

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes the breadth of places he has been to because of his kids. Comments (1)

The making of Eli, the sportswriter

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie says its okay to push her son to do what she loves so much: write. Comments (1)

March, 2016

Might makes right? The Dad on corporal punishment

The Dad: On second thought, maybe I should have smacked my kids around. Comments (5)

The story of the wet towel on the floor

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie says its time her kids pick up after themselves. Comment

Use your head and put something on it

The Dad: This week, the Dad implores his brethren to model good behavior by wearing a bike helmet. Comment

High anxiety! Why do we stress so much?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it is time to make sure are kids don’t put too much on themselves, so they can succeed without going crazy. Comment

A Hillary win would mean a lot to this dad of daughters

The Dad: This week, the Dad eyes the White House. Comments (9)

February, 2016

I’m me, and my teen is him

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie comes to the excruciating realization that her boys will move on without her. Comments (2)

Mother f-------! Park Slope moms’ group only talks about sex

Parenting: The only taboo topic at this mothers’ group is mothering. Comments (7)

Passion vs. practicality: What path should my daughter take

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if his oldest should go for an Academy Award — or become a lawyer. Comment

Trees are made for climbing, right?

Fearless Parenting: No, Stephanie. You are wrong. At least in city parks. Comments (3)

Oh, the secrets they’ll keep!

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers what his youngest tells him — and what she doesn’t! Comment

January, 2016

Storm front and center: How a blizzard reminds us of the good things

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie reflects on those lazy days when the only thing you have to worry about is if you’ll have enough food to get thorugh the weekend. Comments (2)

My daughter proudly served on jury duty

The Dad: Most people try to avoid it, but she did her civic duty and he is proud. Comment

Who are my kids? I’ll let them figure it out

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie remembers not to push when she doesn’t have to. Comment

Holiday cheer! Did I drink too much this season?

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to reconcile his choice to imbibe or not to imbibe in front of his teens. Comments (5)

December, 2015

Have a happy %$#^&*# New Year!

Fearless Parenting: Our ‘Fearless’ columnist braves the toughest topic of all — a new year! Comments (3)

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