Chris Farley Ratcliffe

26 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | @ChrisFarley1aoc | Father of three and author of the DadGoesRound.com blog

Dad Guide: How to be more patient with your kids

Shares 22<p>Finding Patience<p>I am generally a pretty calm, even-keeled person. I don’t get too worked up about many things in life. Except of course when …

New Dad Guide: Support Your Partner

Support Your Partner<p><i>This post assumes your partner is a woman who has given birth</i><p>Growing and getting a baby out of a body requires a certain degree …

Parenting

The Man's Guide to Buying Stockings

Last week my wife sent me on a secret mission. She was getting ready for a choir concert and having some issues with her stockings and needed …

Drugstore

How Barbie Defeated a Dad

I WANT BARBIEEEE!<p>This has become a frequent refrain around our house lately. For me it is an indication of a lost battle.<p>I dislike barbie dolls and …

Kids

Guides to Being a Dad

One of my objectives in writing this blog is to help other men become better dads. As I learn new lessons on my journey as a dad I write them up as …

Parenting

Dad Guide: Take a Break

Take A Break<p>Fatherhood is not easy. Parenting is a full-contact sport that engages you physically and psychologically. It is an emotional …

Parenting

Bike Freedom: Learning to Ride

For the past few weeks I have been working with, or perhaps that should be running with, my four year old to help her learn to ride a two-wheeler …

Cycling

Parenting truths revealed: 8 things all parents do (but will never admit to) — Father

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, this week’s Father-Hood.co.uk Midweek List proudly brings to you, the parenting truths, the whole …

Parenting

Why Are My Kids So Lazy?

My Kids Are Lazy<p>It was Saturday morning and I got up before everyone else to have a bit of quiet time and get a couple of things done before everyone …

Kids Are Better Friends When They Spend Time Away From Screens

In the summer of 2012, 51 children visited a summer camp just outside Los Angeles. The children were typical Southern Californian public school kids: …

THE LIBRARY

March 29, 2017<p>Her eyes scanned the rows of books climbing from floor to ceiling and she tried her best to keep her squeals to a whisper because …

Non-fiction

Can you prevent rows about household tasks?

Even among couples who share housework and parenting, subtler inequities persist<p>In her new book Drop The Ball, a manifesto for women juggling jobs and an unequal share of the burden at home, Tiffany Dufu describes a phenomenon I’d never previously seen given a name: “imaginary delegation”. This is …

Sociology

Dad Guide: Your Daughter's Period

Like most men (and women) you are probably uncomfortable with the idea of talking about a woman’s periods, and especially uncomfortable talking about …

Women's Health

Expectant Fathers Go Through Hormonal Changes Too

Becoming pregnant completely transforms a woman's body. Hormonal changes alter everything from her hunger levels to the flexibility of her joints. …

As They Dig Deeper Into Parenting, Fathers Seek Community, Support

As a Seattle-based fiction writer and a part-time stay-at-home dad, Josh Mohr, 40, spends his days in the world of make-believe.<p>His routine begins at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his 3-year-old daughter, Ava, waves a magic wand to turn him into a children's storyteller.<p>Mohr cozies up to his …

6 facts about American fathers

Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of …

Dad Guide: How to Manage Criticism

How to Manage Criticism<p>As parents we are subject to criticism on a daily basis. Some of it comes in the form of disapproving stares from other …

Self-help

New Dad Guide: What to take to the hospital

It has started.<p>Your partner’s contractions have started, her water has broken, the pregnancy is coming to an end. You are about to be a dad.<p>Depending …

Parenting

Dad Guide: How to tell a good dad joke

What is a Good Dad Joke?<p>I recognize that some of you may not think that ‘good’ and ‘dad joke’ are words that should appear in the same sentence. Of …

Parenting

Dad Guide: Using Consequences to Change Behaviours

How to Use Consequences to Change Kids’ Behaviour<p>Until recently we have struggled with finding effective consequences to modify behaviour exhibited …

Parenting