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Five easy ways to teach kids about money

Five easy ways to teach kids about money

We all want our kids to be financially literate and to appreciate that money doesn’t grow on trees. Problem is, we often act in ways that do not reinforce that value set. I came across this helpful little audio interview with Jonathan Clements, director of […]

My boy wants an earring and I don’t want to say no

My boy wants an earring and I don’t want to say no

We had the boys and earrings conversation today and I’m a bit unsure of how to proceed. My boy is 9 and a half and has developed a personality that likes to “stand out from the crowd”, as he puts it. As part of this […]

3 ways my mom taught me how to be a dad

3 ways my mom taught me how to be a dad

Today is June 14. It’s a date that will always be special to me because it was my mom’s birthday. She would have been 72 today. Though she left us in body only 3 years ago, she was abandoned by her mind several years before […]

Primary parenting dads take a lot of crap (and I’m not talking about diapers)

Increasingly, dads are choosing to play a primary parenting role in the lives of their kids and families. And they’re doing it for a variety of reasons: emotional, cultural and economic. But don’t for a minute think that society’s attitude to what has traditionally been […]

4 reasons I love being a working Mr. Mom

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post called “Primary Parental Unit” which was recently reprinted on Role/Reboot. Prompted by the reprint request, I reread the original post and felt it deserved an update. When we originally came west to Alberta from Ontario, […]

A homemade egg salad sandwich

A homemade egg salad sandwich

Life is changing. I guess that’s what it’s meant to do. I’m working more outside the home – and homemaking less. We’ve hired a full-time live-in nanny and we’ve got her doing all kinds of things that I used to do. I now have a […]

Screw hockey, I want my kid to learn how to be creative

A few weeks ago, I Tweeted: Screw hockey. I want my kid to learn how to make apps! j.mp/u0IJ28 #yeg #dadstalking — Jay Palter (@jaypalter) November 22, 2011 At the time, I was inspired by Thomas Suarez TEDx talk on kids making apps: I wasn’t […]

If we want more mom execs, we need more dad homemakers

There has been lots of media coverage over the past days about the Conference Board of Canada’s report on the deplorable absence of female executives in Canadian corporations,  but little discussion of the real issues underlying the grim statistics. The situation is not much different […]

One-on-one face time with your kid is good for the soul

When you’ve got young twins like me – a boy and a girl – most activities are done together. That’s how I describe the benefits of twins to people: most of the time, I say, it’s not double the work because the kids are at […]

8 lessons social media taught me about being a better parent (interactive multimedia version)

I originally wrote this as an article. As part of an experiment in repurposing content in a different form, I authored this version as an interactive slide presentation. I wanted to get away from the standard web page layout and to intensify the experience of […]