A Dad’s 3 Rules to Easy Parenting

The Good Men Project – Gavin Lodge

This dad has it all figured out in a tongue-in-cheek essay where he lays out the secret to child discipline.

PARENTS! (Yes, I am YELLING at YOU!) Parenthood is easy.

The nuts and bolts of parenting are simple. Below are the rules to avoid raising an emperor who ruins your life and annoys me at Starbucks. Get these basics down, and then you can deal with what makes parenthood enjoyable (as opposed to barely tolerable.)

FOLLOW THROUGH (I had to yell this one.)

If you say, “Timmy, don’t do X, or we will have to do Y” you best be ready to follow through with play Y.

IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW THROUGH WITH PLAN Y, YOU’RE SETTING YOURSELF UP TO BECOME A HUMAN TREADMILL FOR A TYRANT. Read More