Tag Archives: New father

Dads, you are the standard by which all men are to be judged

By: Peter Sessum This is one of the duties that men must take seriously. Children look to their fathers as examples of how men should be and how they should be treated by men. You have one chance to set … Continue reading

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Tip# 39 Avoid the Toddler Ten

By Peter Sessum Everyone has heard for the “Freshman 15” for new college students but no one talks about the Toddler 10 for new dads. It is a common affliction that no one seems to be spending any time or … Continue reading

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Tip #35: Before the Baby Comes, Stop and Enjoy the View

When you talk to someone about surfing, it is always about riding the wave. How it breaks, shooting the curls, hanging ten and all that. Rarely do people talk about the view while sitting out in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Tip #34: Extreme Parenting, Bad for You, Bad for Baby

The recent Time magazine cover and article has brought breast feeding and extreme parenting into the national discussion. (The dad’s perspective is noticeably absent.) My advice, especially for dads, is not to get distracted by the sensational and focus on … Continue reading

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Tip #33: First Mother’s Day

By: Peter Sessum This will be the first Mother’s Day for Pete’s Parenting Pointers. It is also not a coincidence that it is also the first time the inspiration of the blog will have to figure out how to spend … Continue reading

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Tip #32: You Don’t Have to Like Kids to be a Good Parent

People seem to be surprised when I say I don’t like children. I have a daughter, how can I not like children? The answer is simple. I love child, singular, I hate children. I love my child with all my … Continue reading

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Tip #31: You Aren’t Your Baby’s Favorite

By: Peter Sessum This can be a shot in the gut for anyone not prepared for it. For your own sanity, I would pretty much assume this is how things are going to be for the rest of your life. … Continue reading

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