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Frank integrates the modern, poll-driven, finger-in-the-wind brand of politics into his parenting style.
"I need to talk to you about your parenting style."
Tags:parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, parenting style, parenting styles, father, fathers, dad, dads, fatherhood, child, children, kid, kids, family, families, reprimand, reprimands, told off, telling off, bad parent, bad parents, bad father, bad fathers, precocious child, precocious children, precocious, precociousness
"Don't be scared, David! Mommy's here with your crumb of validation."
Tags:park, parks, slide, slides, playground, playgrounds, play ground, play grounds, play-ground, play-grounds, childhood, childhoods, kid, kids, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, family life, validation, validations, parenting style, parenting styles, parenthood, parenthoods, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, modern families, insecurity, insecurities, child raising, childraising, child-raising, childrearing, child-rearing, child rearing
"We're raising the children as forks."
Tags:fork, forks, spoon, spoons, dish, dishes, bowl, bowls, hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, parenting style, parenting styles, parenting technique, parenting techniques, parenting method, parenting methods, child raising, child-raising, child rearing, child-rearing, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, nursery song, nursery songs, poem, poems, nonsense poem, nonsense poems
"Please, Jason. Don't you want to grow up to be an autonomous person?"
Tags:dependency issue, dependency issues, dependency, dependencies, apron strings, apron strings, newborn, newborns, toddler, toddlers, family life, family-life, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, separation anxiety, separation anxieties, babysitter, babysitters, babysitting, babysit, parenting style, parenting styles
'Alright. . . Yes there IS a monster in this closet, and if you don't go to sleep I'm letting it out!'
Tags:family life, family-life, families, fathering, fatherhood, father, fathers, sons, childhood phobia, childhood phobias, nightmare, nightmares, son, parenting, parenting style, scare mongering, scaremonger, getting a child to sleep, bedtime problems, psychological, manipulate, manipulation, monster, hiding, closet, bedroom, sleep, sleeping, bedtime, going to bed, child, getting to sleep, obedience, obedient, rules, rule, night horror, night horrors
'Miron, stop teasing your brother this instant or I swear I will eat you! Don't think I won't! Remember what happened to your older brother Milton?!"
Tags:nature, survival, natural life, insect, insects, bug, bugs, bug's life, lifestyle, parenting, parenting style, discipline, make an example, example out of, parenthood, raising young, offspring, teasing, siblings, sibling, rivalry, brotherhood, brothers, brother, cannibalism, family life, family-life
"That's funny, all of my kids were home schooled too!"
"Jack is becoming tough, adventurous, and independent. I put it down to my throwing him out with the bathwater."
"Quick! ...Do it now!"
Tags:kid, kids, childraising, child raising, parent, parents, parenting, parenting style, parenting styles, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, father, fathers, fatherhood, motherhood, dad, dads, teen, teens, empty nest, empty nests, teenager, bird, birds, nest, nests, chick, chicks, parenting book, parenting books
'I know I'm not that affectionate, son. It's just not easy for me to give you hugs.'
The wrong approach to getting a child to take medicine.
"I bought you a new 'parent app'. Go ask it."
Tags:app, apps, application, applications, parent, parents, parenthood, family life, family-life, father, fathers, dad, dads, fatherhood, gadget, gadgets, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, parenting style, parenting styles, technological advances, modern family, modern families
"Jimmy has helicoptor parents."
Tags:play park, play parks, playground, playgrounds, playdate, playdates, child, children, childhood, helicopter parenting, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, parent, parents, parenting style, parenting styles, controlling parent, controlling parents, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, dad, dads, father, fathers
"How do I keep my kids in line? I threaten to rent out the space under their beds to monsters."
Time Out Room
'In the top drawer of my desk there's a Taser. If I ever begin acting like your best friend instead of your parent, you have my permission to use it on me.'
"If you wanted me to play outside more, you should have raised me free range."
Tags:sedentary lifestyle, sedentary lifestyles, free range, free-range, modern life, modern lifestyles, kid, kids, teen, teens, teenager, childrearing, childraising, child-rearing, child-raising, parenting style, parenting styles, parenthood, motherhood, lazy, laziness, screen time, outdoors, playing, lifestyle choice, lifestyle choices
"You sure go to great measures not to spoil your children, Dr. Patterson."
Tags:poverty, poor, spoil, spoiled, spoiling, kid, kids, child, childhood, childhoods, deprived, deprived childhood, deprived childhoods, deprivation, deprivations, childhood poverty, family life, family-life, parenting style, parenting styles, luxury, shack, shacks, luxuries, father, fathers, fatherhood, childrearing, child raising
"Pop's always been big on tough love."
"I'm strictly yes or no. Alexa and Siri deal with facts. Value judgements we leave to your mother."
Tags:fathers, value judgement, value judgements, value judgment, value judgments, intelligent personal assistant, smartphone, smartphones, cellphone, cellphones, cell, cells, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, mother, mothers, father, dad, dads, parenting, parenting style, modern parenting, modern childhood, modern childhoods, family life, modern family, modern families
"I don't have a story, Tommy. I can offer a retrospective of your day, followed by a deep-dive to identify opportunities for improvement."
Pushy parents and their baby.
"Dad, can you just ground me instead?"
Tags:kwarky, punishments, grounded, grounding, ground, grounds, shrink, shrinks, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, therapist, therapists, dad, dads, father, fathers, parenting, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting style, kid, kids, daughter, daughters
Hektor Karnickle - abandoned as a baby, then adopted and raised by idiots.