Kids are Capable, 50 Dangerous Things To Do, What Do Women Want – Dudes To Dads Ep 16

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In episode 16 we are joined by Vince, a friend of Jason and dad in the meetup group.  Although the audio on Vince’s mic is hard to hear, Vince provides additional insight as the father of 2 young boys. We start with the mailbag with an email from Daniel who writes about how he feels his children should be doing more things on their own versus his wife who still helps the child with many tasks.  We discuss how kids are very capable and Jason refers to some information he received in the Susie Walton’s Joy of Parenting course for age appropriate tasks:

1-2 years old – carry dishes to kitchen, throw away diapers
2-3 – help sort laundry, help make beds
4-5 – prepare cold cereal, set and clear the table
6-8 – vacuum, make their own lunches for school
9-10 – clean bathrooms, wash dishes

We mention the Diaper Genie which Alan was not familiar with.  Then in Stuff to do, we dive into a discussion about the the book 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) By Gever Tulley.  We mention a few of the dangerous things as Vince shares his experience, but here are the 50 things:

  1. Lick a 9-volt Battery
  2. Play in a Hailstorm
  3. Master the Perfect Somersault
  4. Kiss Hello Like the French
  5. Stick Your Hand Out of the Window
  6. Drive a Nail
  7. Drive a Car
  8. Throw a Spear
  9. Make a Bomb in a Bag
  10. Play with the Vacuum Cleaner
  11. Throw Rocks
  12. Play with Dry Ice
  13. Boil Water in a Paper Cup
  14. Put Strange Stuff in the Microwave
  15. Throw Things From a Moving Car
  16. Drop From High Places
  17. Burn Things With a Magnifying Glass
  18. Walk Home From School
  19. Climb on the Roof
  20. Squash Pennies on a Railroad Track
  21. Spend an Hour Blindfolded
  22. Bend Steel
  23. Break Glass
  24. Construct Your Own Flying Machine
  25. Look at the Sun
  26. Learn Dramatic Sword Fighting
  27. Make a Slingshot
  28. Climb a Tree
  29. Perform on the Street
  30. Dam up a Creek
  31. Go Underground
  32. Change a Tire
  33. Dive in a Dumpster
  34. Deconstruct an Appliance
  35. Go to the Dump
  36. Poison your Friends
  37. Fly Your Homemade Kite in a Gale
  38. Learn Tightrope Walking
  39. Cook Something in the Dishwasher
  40. Find a Beehive
  41. Cross Town on Public Transit
  42. Break the Recipe Rule Book
  43. Whittle
  44. Make a Rope Swing
  45. Play with Fire
  46. Superglue Your Fingers Together
  47. Melt Glass
  48. Explode a Bottle in the Freezer
  49. Sleep in the Wild
  50. Your Project

The last segment of the episode is Light Her Fire in which Dr. Ellen discusses how women want a man of steel (strength) and velvet (softer side) and provides examples of each of those.


Welcome & Intros (0:00)

Mailbag (3:57) – Question from Daniel worried that his wife treats their 4 year old like a baby.

Stuff to Do (14:28) –  We discuss the book 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) By Gever Tulley

Dad’s Homework (25:46) –  Do 5 things from “50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) within the next 30 days.

Light Here Fire (27:40) – What do women want?  Dr. Ellen will tell us in this clip that women want a man of steel & velvet

Closing Words, Goodbye
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