Quotes

11 November 2014
As fathers, men often feel either like guests in their own homes or clumsy bulls in china shops, deferring to their wives as the "emotional experts" and squelching their own wish to be fully involved.
11 November 2014
Being a parent is too complicated and emotional a task for magical techniques and miracle cures.
11 November 2014
The upbeat lawyer/negotiator of preadolescence has become a real pro by now—cynical, shrewd, a tough cookie. You're constantly embroiled in a match of wits. You're exhausted.
11 November 2014
Once you have a child, you change so much along the way, you don't even recognize yourself by the time they're ready to move out!
11 November 2014
Contrary to popular belief, children (even adolescents) are not only pushing for independence, they are pushing for contact and connection. It is a major error to think independence is all they are after.
11 November 2014
Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them.... Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
11 November 2014
Never assume one child is always the victim and the other the aggressor. Remember, no matter how things appear, it takes two to tango. If you look closely enough ... you will see how the victim subtly provokes the aggressor into attacking.
11 November 2014
Our culture still holds mothers almost exclusively responsible when things go wrong with the kids. Sensing this ultimate accountability, women are understandably reluctant to give up control or veto power. If the finger of blame was eventually going to point in your direction, wouldn't you be?
11 November 2014
Men just don't "get" that the reason to become involved is for ourselves. Doing more with our children won't simply make women happier or keep them "off our backs," but will create a deeper, more positive connection with the kids.
11 November 2014
By school age, many boys experience pressure to reveal inner feelings as humiliating. They think their mothers are saying to them, "You must be hiding something shameful." And shucking clams is a snap compared to prying secrets out of a boy who's decided to "clam up."

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