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Derp Olympics

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about the Olympics:

What’s your kid’s favorite Olympic event?

Are you watching the Olympics with your children? The best part about watching the Olympics with your kid is letting them see different nations of the world competing in sports that they might not have ever watched before. And because the Olympics only come once every four years, your kids might have a whole different point of view on sports by the time they come around again. The Olympics give your kids a chance to see the normal stuff like soccer, track, volleyball, swimming and basketball – but also cool stuff like weightlifting, gymnastics, fencing, the rings and diving.

So what’s your kid’s favorite Olympic event? Is he or she rooting for a specific athlete? Are they even rooting for another country in one of the events?

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 8/14.

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naptime

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about naps:

At what age do kids stop napping?

Every parent loves naptime. Your kid gets a recharge, you get some much-needed alone-time, and the screaming cartoons are turned off the television. But eventually, kids grow out of their naps. What age do they get too big for a nap?

Some people say 2 years old. Some say 3. Some let them nap until preschool starts. Do you wean them out of a nap or do you cut them off out of necessity at a certain age?

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 7/17.

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Aphex Twin

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about music:

What Album Do You Listen to With Your Kids?

This week, BFF and father-blogger Bruce Sallan talked about music during his #dadchat. Everyone had such different ideas, we thought we’d talk about it too. What album(s) do you listen to with your kids? Do you listen to their kids music? Do you listen to your music?

What’s your preference while listening with your kids? Oldies? Dubstep? Classic Rock? Electronic? Classical? Chiptune?!

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 6/10.

(album art above is from Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker…which is totally kid-friendly, trust us.)

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emergency room

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about emergencies:

Have you ever been to the emergency room with your child?

Everyone has accidents, everyone has oopsies. But big accidents can land a kid in the emergency room. Parents are panicking, kids are crying, and the wait time is infinite. Everyone seems to have an emergency room story about their kid – what’s yours? What happened to your kid? Some parents go for any little problem, some won’t go unless there’s blood or broken bones. But everyone agrees – it sure does cost a lot.

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 6/5.

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to catch a predator baby

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about phones:

How Early is Too Early for a Cell Phone?

No real side issues here, we just want to know what age is appropriate to get a kid a cell phone. With parental controls in modern mobile operating systems, there may be no need for kid-specific phones anymore. Or is there?

So, how early is too early for a cell phone?

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 5/8.

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lean on me

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about bullying:

What Would You Do If You Suspected Your Child’s Teacher Was a Bully?

We posted Stuart Chaifetz’s story about his autistic son Akian, who was being bullied by his teacher and aides. Poking around comments on Facebook, Chaifetz’s Change.org petition and on Reddit, bullying like this happens more than we know. What do you do if you suspect your child is being bullied by their teacher?

Do you put a wire on your child like Chaifetz did? Do you attempt to solve the issue with the school? Do you confront the teacher with whatever evidence you found?

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 5/1.

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parenting advice

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about assholes advice:

What’s the best single bit of parenting advice you’ve got?

Today, 8BitDad hit 1,000 articles! The 1,000th was about Ben Montgomery of Heroic Fatherhood Development – who listed 10 “Dad Mistakes” on his site. We weren’t about to ask you what your best dad-mistake was, but we’d like to know what the best bit of parenthood advice you’ve got is.

Is it something simple, like “relax”? Something complicated, like how to manage finances? Or is it something that helped get you through a particular stage of parenting – like “don’t look up baby advice on the internet”?

We want to know! Leave your answer in the comments here and we’ll read some of your answers on our podcast! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, 4/24.

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This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about religion:

How early is too early for serious religion and kids?

With Easter and Passover behind us, we can go back to months of not-talking-about religion. But one couple is talking about religion more than us: the Jarrell family of Tennessee.

As the story goes, Blake and Lauren Jarrell are divorced. Both are Christian, but Blake’s a Methodist and Lauren’s a Presbyterian.

Blake wanted their two children – aged 5 and 7 – to be baptized when they were old enough to understand the significance of the ceremony. Lauren done goofed and had them baptized. So, Blake took her to court. Now, Lauren faces 20 days jailtime and a fine of $100.

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