Browsing All posts tagged under »children«

Unlocking the mysteries of your child’s brain

November 9, 2012

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Last post, I took on Isaac Newton and his questionable grasp of physics. This time, it’s brain science. Why? It’s my job: I’m a blogger. That, and it makes me look smart. My son is now of the age where he has discovered that Dad isn’t the all-knowing source of endless wisdom he thought I was. […]

Reverse psychology and other ways of being a jerk without your kids knowing it

July 11, 2012

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  Welcome to this week’s installment of WTF Wednesday, where research and fact-finding are really important priorities unless there’s other stuff to do. This week’s question comes via Twitter by Brick Wade (A.K.A @BrickWade). She writes: Dear Barmy, How do I politely tell my children to stop talking because frankly, I’ve had enough? My first […]

The “I’d Laugh at the Irony if it Didn’t Piss Me Off So Much” Paradox

May 30, 2012

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      Welcome to this week’s installment of WTF Wednesday, where the advice is always free of fake colors or preservatives. Real colors or preservatives are totally fair game, though. This week’s question was submitted via Twitter by James Hudyma, A.K.A @SaskaDad. He’s got a blog I quite enjoy called EduDad and can be […]

Making the Internet a better place one bad answer at a time

April 11, 2012

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    Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, playing a soothing blend of today’s best bad advice and yesterday’s favorite crappy suggestions. Here at Advice Central, we get a lot of questions via Twitter, the blog’s comment section, email, and the occasional carrier pigeon. (Thanks for all the pigeons, by the way, they’re […]

What to do when your kids decide annoying you is more fun than playing with their toys.

February 22, 2012

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Welcome to today’s installment of WTF Wednesday, where if you find the same advice at a lower price anywhere else, we’ll give you triple your money back (minus a $20 re-stocking fee, $10 service charge, $13.50 shipping, $50 handling fee, and some beer money). Today’s question comes via Twitter from Anntrea (@doodlesandJots). She also runs […]

Girl problems: the ten year-old version

February 6, 2012

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Hey Dad, I think Danielle likes me! What makes you think so? Elana asked her. Wow. So now what? Tomorrow Elana is going to tell her I like her. And what are you going to do? I’m going to stand behind a tree and she’s going to bring Danielle near the tree. If she likes […]