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Big brands, media and fatherhood … what, me worry?

Fatherhood and parentingHave you ever worried about the influence that big brands and the media have over your kids? It didn’t occur to me until about a year ago, when my son was really starting to communicate effectively. I was shocked, at first, and then not so much when I thought back to my own childhood. Nonetheless, I remain a tad freaked out by the strength of big brands and big media in shaping children.

Check out my post on the Alex Toys blog for my full thoughts.

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My New Thing: Hoboken Dads

I just joined a fantastic new group called Hoboken Dads, which is pretty much what you think it is. It’s a great group meeting a very clear need in Hoboken, and the first event (a happy hour for dads) was nothing short of fantastic. So, I hope a few of my fellow dads in Hoboken sees this post and gets involved. By the way, I’ve signed on as the web editor, so I’ll be leaving some fingerprints in cyberspace again, after having been under the radar for a while.

The next Hoboken Dads event is coming up on February 9, an open gym afternoon at the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club, with two more to follow on March 9 and March 23.