Sugar is Evil, Getting Intimacy Back, Gender Labels on Toys – Dudes To Dads Ep 34

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Welcoming new listeners from Japan, Cambodia, Norway, South Africa, and more, Jason and Alan kick off Episode 34.  The episode begins with the topic of sugar and desserts for The Battlefield.  In Jason’s family, they have established that desserts are for weekends.  They also do “good food before bad.” We don’t want to completely deprive our kids or they will go crazy with it. Also consider healthy desserts like fruit.  For the mailbag, listener Grant writes:  “My wife and I had a first child 4 months ago.  Intimacy is pretty much gone. What can I do?”  Jason goes on to discuss some of the difficulties during this time.  The focus needs to be on being supportive, giving the woman a break, and most importantly make time for date night to be with each other. His desire for intimacy is valid but he is going t need to be very mindful of his approach.  In SuperCharge, we introduce the Fred & Friends DINNER WINNER Kids’ Dinner Tray which is food tray that divides food into eight portions, with an extra covered portion for dessert.  It provides positive statements for each bite that the child finishes.  We then get into Dad’s Debate to discuss gender labels on toys.  Jason mention this NY Times Article.  Target announced no labels for boys or girls, Amazon no longer uses gender based categories for toys, and athletic wear has blurred lines of gender.   We finishe the episode with 2 Quotes of the Day from someecards: “You’re making it difficult for me to be the parent I always imagined I would be” and “When my kids grow up, I’m going to their house to break their stuff, eat all their food, make a huge mess, say I’m bored & then just leave!”

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