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This Kid Gets What Sports Are All About

Reader Tim sent us this video of a young boy playing basketball with the same enthusiasm that James Harden brings to the defensive end. Tim tells us that this youngster may actually not be all that keen on being out on the court, and we can buy it; when it comes to shuffling aimlessly, no one does it better than No.… » 7/29/15 2:30pm Wednesday 2:30pm

Audio: Kids Bombard Davidson With Messages For Steph Curry

During Steph Curry’s journey to the Finals, his alma mater’s been getting calls from kids wanting things: Shoes, visits, even contact information for Curry’s agent for NBA tryouts. Davidson men’s basketball SID Joey Beeler said he got over 40 calls in two days this week. (Beeler had to change his number.) Here are… » 6/10/15 5:01pm 6/10/15 5:01pm

A Semi-Competent Father's Guide To Volunteering At Your Kid's School

One of the best parts of being a dad in public is the generalized expectation that you are basically a greased-up Kevin James playing banana-cream-pie Jenga with the Queen Mum. Remember those early solo outings with your baby and the generously low bar that you were held to? Doors held open, the fawning looks from the… » 5/18/15 2:52pm 5/18/15 2:52pm

Is It Okay To Leave Your Kid Alone In A Car If You're Not An Idiot?

Because it involves the possibility of a child dying, this deceptively simple concept is really difficult to discuss rationally. The act of leaving a kid to sit in a car while a parent does some sort of errand has been around since there’s been cars, parents, and kids. There’s been some real tragedies, but is it always » 5/07/15 2:14pm 5/07/15 2:14pm

Jordan Leopold's Daughter Asks Wild To Trade For Her Dad In Letter

The Minnesota Wild traded for Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman (and former Minnesota Golden Gopher) Jordan Leopold today. Coincidentally, Leopold's 11-year-old daughter, Jordyn, reportedly wrote a letter to the Wild in January asking them to make the trade because she missed her dad. Basically, Jordyn runs the… » 3/02/15 3:25pm 3/02/15 3:25pm

Greedy Dad Wants Free Stuff From MLB Teams Just Because He Has A Baby

There are many dads in America, and every day there are more. Many of these dads feel reasonably entitled to certain things—the right to put on their slippers and read the paper after work with their loyal hounds at their sides, for instance, or to just have a few minutes of peace and quiet, for Christ's sake. One… » 2/19/15 11:47am 2/19/15 11:47am

How to Talk About Race with Your Kids

It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be treated the same" and leave it at that. But if recent news has taught us anything, it's that reality is not so simple, and we need to face the topics of race and racism… » 1/25/15 2:07pm 1/25/15 2:07pm