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Australian Study: Dads’ Long Work Hours Make Sons Into Dicks
4 years ago

Australian Study: Dads’ Long Work Hours Make Sons Into Dicks

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If you’re a five year old Australian kid and you’re sitting there reading 8BitDad while your dad is at work late, first of all, thanks! You have great taste in websites. Second of all, you’re going to turn out to be a hooligan. Because of your dad, not us.

According to a total snorefest called “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Work Hours, Child Gender, and Behavior in Middle Childhood”, Aussie five year olds whose dads work more than 55 hours a week showed “significantly higher levels of externalizing behavior”. That’s science-speak for “total dick behavior.”

The study appears in a recent issue of The Journal of Marriage and Family, which is a great read. On opposite day.

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My Son, the Garbage Man
5 years ago

My Son, the Garbage Man

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My Son the Garbage Man

If there’s one thing parents can do to raise a truly good-natured child, it’s to teach them to not look down on others. In an age where the unemployment is uncomfortably high and those with jobs are feeling unenthusiastic about the amount of bacon they’re bringing home, it’s important to teach your children the importance of every job out there.

A point of pride right now for me is that when asked what my four year old son wants to be when he grows up, my son has a large bank of answers – and it almost always includes being a garbage man or a gardener.

Okay, sure, he also says he wants to be a police man, a fireman, or Batman. But to me, it’s more a measure of his manhood that he includes garbage man, gardener, or even UPS man in his answers.

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Episode 044: So, 2012 Was Great
5 years ago

Episode 044: So, 2012 Was Great

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This week’s episode covers some of the awesome stories written by other fathers around the internets for the week leading up to February 5th, 2013.
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Tired New Dads A Safety Risk
6 years ago

Tired New Dads A Safety Risk

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A recent study of 241 new fathers in Australia found that the new dads’ sleep schedules put them at risk of accidents on and off the road.

The fathers, …
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Five Possibly (Un)Acceptable Uses for Baby Wipes
6 years ago

Five Possibly (Un)Acceptable Uses for Baby Wipes

If you’re a parent, you already know that baby wipes are pretty versatile. Anything that can wipe feces off of your skin has got to be good for more than just dookie patrol. But all wipes are not made equal – and some parents will go through multiple brands and styles before finding one they (or their babies) like. Our family personally test-drove at least 4 different brands of wipes, and 1/3 through a pack, would switch to another if the scent was too strong or we didn’t like the way they felt on our our baby’s skin.

Besides, if these little rectangular things come 8-billion to a pack and are soaked with some light lotions, detergents and (primarily) water, there’s got to be ways to re-purpose them for other tasks. And if they’re good enough for your baby’s anus, don’t pretend like you’re too high and mighty to use them for your own purposes.

Also, this article, because of it’s nature, is “strongly-worded.” So, you might not want to read this aloud in a kindergarten.

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Gender Diversity in the Workplace
7 years ago

Gender Diversity in the Workplace

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I know what you’re thinking: OMG, gender diversity! The workplace! A multiple-page discussion! COUNT ME THE EFFYUSEEKAY IN!

And that’s how I felt when I first checked out this …
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I Laugh in the Face of Rejection
7 years ago

I Laugh in the Face of Rejection

Baby laughs at his father’s job rejection letter.

And to think that we spend thousands of dollars on toys.

How to Take Your Kids to Work, by DadLabs
7 years ago

How to Take Your Kids to Work, by DadLabs

Since it’s Presidents Day, your kids are out of school. But if your boss is a real American, he’s making you work, just like George Washington had to on …
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