Dad for Beginners

Amateurism at its best

January 31, 2014
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Parenting is Rewarding

Parenting is rewarding, so goes the expression anyway. The phrase “parenting is rewarding” is peppered throughout conversations between parents and non-parents. Locating the rewarding part of parenting, however, is more elusive than the cliché makes it sound. In fact, unbeknownst … Continue reading

January 27, 2014
by Creed
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How to Help a Pregnant Woman Exercise

About 20 or 30 years ago, pregnant women were advised that rest was always to their benefit. Women were told to take it easy. To relax and not overexert themselves. They were counseled against intense activity in favor of a … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
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Thousands of Years of Bad Parenting Advice: Soviet Union, orphans

Despite the social advancement that Communism represented, the ideals did not always align practically. Orphan children were a huge problem in the Soviet Union. Although the Bolshevik government immediately recognized and owned the issue, orphans remained a staple in the … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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The Hands of a Baby

Forrest Gump said “there’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been.” Shoes are indeed one way to infer the experience on an individual. In a baby, hands take the … Continue reading

January 6, 2014
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Follicles of Fortitude

Hair is an interesting feature of a newborn baby. While it is a well-known fact that the vast majority of newborns resemble Winston Churchill, there are some babies that are born with a stunning mane of naturally feathered hair. Of … Continue reading

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