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Study: Prison Yoga Makes Incarcerated Dads Better Parents
2 years ago

Study: Prison Yoga Makes Incarcerated Dads Better Parents

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If your August edition of the Californian Journal of Health Promotion has gotten buried on your coffee table, as I know it does, then you missed an article about how prison yoga is making incarcerated fathers into better parents. Because duh. And double duh that this came from a Californian scholarly journal.

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Pakistani Education Minister to Send Dads to Jail For Not Sending Kids to School
5 years ago

Pakistani Education Minister to Send Dads to Jail For Not Sending Kids to School

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Waqas Akram

Dads in Pakistan who don’t send their kids to school will face jail time and a hefty fine under a new law.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Sheikh Waqas Akram issued a statement saying that the law is part of a push for education in Pakistan.

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Episode 019: A Little Bit Louder Now
6 years ago

Episode 019: A Little Bit Louder Now

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Episode 019: A Little Bit Louder Now

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8bitdad.com for the week leading up to February 28th, 2012: Trolling Through #Dad / …
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My Daughter Saved Me From Going To Jail
6 years ago

My Daughter Saved Me From Going To Jail

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“Move this damn car or else you’re gonna be sorry!”. An emotionally distraught old man got out of his car in the middle of traffic to yell this at me with my wife and 17-month-old daughter in the car. This happened yesterday and it made me think about what my threshold is for violence as a father and protector.

My wife and I had the day off when we decided to take our daughter for a car ride to run a few errands in the afternoon. For reasons unknown, it seemed that at every turn there was blocked lanes, road construction, and annoyed drivers. I don’t know if it was the rising price of gas ($4.30/gal where we are) or because Valentine’s Day just passed and now the love is gone so everyone has the power to act like a complete douchebag.

Our whole week was blocked lanes: it started with our taxes last weekend where we found out we made “too much money”, to our daughter’s second ear infection in three weeks – oh and the pharmacy we have been going to issued the wrong dosage per the doctor’s script. Thanks, Westlake Village Pharmacy. We won’t be going to you again since you can’t figure out the difference between teaspoons and milliliters. You could kill someone like that.

So we are driving at about 1:30pm on Friday, I exit an offramp and proceeded northbound on a busy road where traffic seemed to generate due to construction and a visible major accident in the upcoming intersection. About 30 seconds into our dead stop, I was ready to go into mushroom-cloud-laying motherf*cker mode.

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Study Claims Teen Daughters Unaffected By Lack of Father
6 years ago

Study Claims Teen Daughters Unaffected By Lack of Father

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So, long story short: A study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, helmed by director Deborah Cobb-Clark, states that while teenage boys without fathers are more likely to turn to crime, teen girls are unaffected.

And as the studies always find, having an involved dad is great, but just having a dad in the home cuts down boys’ involvements in criminal and delinquent activity.

Wait, wait, wait. But…what about daughters?

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‘Father to Child Summer Camp’ Puts Kids in Jail (with Their Dads)
6 years ago

‘Father to Child Summer Camp’ Puts Kids in Jail (with Their Dads)

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Father to Child Summer Camp, a program started in 2000 by Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Hope House, aims to re-connect kids with their fathers. Problem is, the fathers are in …
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License To Skill
7 years ago

License To Skill

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“You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car – hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they’ll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.”

You know what. And trust me when I say I’d never thought I’d say this. Keanu Reeves is right.

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