As our team wraps up Dad 2.0 Summit for another year, we have lots of announcements planned for next week. Did you win the Amazon Echo for completing the Dad 2.016 Sponsor Tweet Cycle? Are the photos and Live Lounge videos ready for viewing? Did you win a free ticket to Dad 2.0 Summit 2017 just for answering our post-conference survey? And just where in San Diego’s vast, balmy metroplex will Dad 2.017 be held? All this (and another opportunity to buy super-cheap Dad 2.017 tickets) will be revealed next week.
We’re also very glad to see that, after eight years, the New York Times is retiring the “Motherlode” name and re-branding its expanded parenting coverage as “Well Family.” in order to embrace a broader, gender-neutral discussion of raising children.
This week marked the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who, while not a father himself, is arguably responsible for more moments of shared reading (and bonding) between parent and child than any other writer. We think that’s worthy of a Fatherhood on Friday mention.
Speaking of writers, Dad 2.016 opening keynoter and our new (best?) friend Brad Meltzer did something awesome this week:
— Brad Meltzer (@bradmeltzer) February 28, 2016
IN THE NEWS
Tina Fey has dedicated her new film, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, to her late father, who served in Korea. Entertainment Weekly also reports that Fey opened a scholarship in her father’s name at Temple University for returning vets that wish to study journalism as he did.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian men remain unwilling to ask for paternity leave without assurances that there won’t be any professional repercussions.
The Philly Voice’s Garron Gibbs has 15 crazy, silly, and downright awesome pieces of advice for dads-to-be. Print it out.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has managed to keep his “cool dad” status with an Academy Awards performance—and frankly, if it was ever in doubt what does that say about the rest of us?
- Dave Taylor of Go Fatherhood shares some personal parenting perspective in “A Child Asks for a Change in Parenting Schedule . . .”
- At DadScribe, Carter Gaddis asks where kids go when they dream in “I Found the Sun.”
- Canadian Dad Chris Read remembers his own father in conversations with his son in “You’re Already a Good Dad.”
- The Unfit Father is pretty sure he’s “All Growed Up.”
- Brent Almond, aka Designer Daddy, remembers Oren Miller a year after his death in “A Year of Loss, a Year of Life, Stepping Forward.”
We started with reading, and we’ll end with it, too. Dad 2.016 Spotlight reader Mike Reynolds has added an interactive element: