Welcome to PracticalDad.com!
A website created to give fathers the information they need as they take on a larger role in raising their children.
PracticalDad.com offers you guidance and information on:
- Children’s Health
- Childhood Development
- Household and Family Management
- How-to tips on your kids and the house
- Raising kids in today’s world and culture
And whatever other topics might affect you and your family.
Fathers have a crucial role in the lives of their children, even if they are home with their mother while their father works. The everyday importance of Dad rises even further when Mom leaves the home for work, study or even the military. The household has to continue running and the kids must have stability and continuity in order to grow and thrive. And PracticalDad.com is here to provide the information and tips that you need to help you with your kids.-->
What is a PracticalDad?
A PracticalDad is a father who believes that as women take a larger role in the working world, he must shoulder his share of rearing the children and managing the household.
A PracticalDad understands that the old fatherhood models are broken and will use what’s available to create his own model, suited to the particular needs of his own family.
A PracticalDad doesn’t have to be a stay-at-home dad, executive, mechanic or professional. He doesn’t view himself as a SuperDad or PerfectDad. He will simply take the information and opportunities available to help create a working, vibrant and productive home life.
PracticalDad is a website dedicated to the idea that fathers are as capable of being equal partners in the family’s life as women can be equal partners in the workforce. PracticalDad is written for these fathers.
ARTICLES BY CATEGORY
Basics for Dads
- Volunteering: When Did I Become That Cub Scout Guy?
- Redefining Fatherhood - A Response
- Refining Fatherhood - The Need
- A PracticalDad Look at Concussions
- The Virus Cocktail
- Kids and Pot: Discussing the Long-Term Effects
- A WTF Proposal on Reducing 529 Tax Benefits
- Some Thoughts on Free Community College
- Honesty at the College Visit
- Conversations with the Kids: Corporations and Privacy
- The Messages From the Super Bowl
- Per the Federal Reserve, We’re “Hoarding Money”
- Discussing Surveillance with the Kids: What If It’s Not McGee?
- The House That Barney Built
- The Saint Paddy’s Pub Crawl (How Much Should a Father Reveal?)
Dad and Mom
- Cancelling Christmas? Yeah, I’m Down With That…
- Is Embarrassment a Disciplinary Tool?
- Controlling Your Kids
- Cashless America: The Kids’ Perspective (Part 2)
- Cashless America: The Set-Up (Part 1)
- PracticalDad Price Index - May 2015: Food Price Declines Resume
Family / Personal Economics
- Kids and the Public Use of Cellphones
- Re-setting the Home Page
- Traveling With the Kids: IG2BTK Tour 2014
- PracticalDad Slang: Of Opies, Forcepushing and Duckpecking
- If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, v. 2
- PracticalDad Physics
- Playing With The Kids: How Badly Do I Want To Win?
- PracticalDad Solutions: Uniform Hooks
- “Do I Have To Go?” Taking the Kids Along
- When School Technology Programs Affect Family Policy
- When Does the Academic Push Become Too Much?
- Helicoptering the Kids with School Software