Blog Post List
April 9, 2014
We parents can be such a smug bunch, and the internet only makes it that much easier for us to lob our judgments wherever we see fit: How dare you take your two young children on a treacherous deep-sea voyage!! -from The New York Times . What kind of mother are you to allow your 8-year-old son travel to school alone in dangerous New York City???? -from The New York Sun. You’re traumatizing your kid by demanding that your school change its field trip from going to Marineland! -from MetroNews.ca. You must be a child abuser to bring your kids to a public protest!! -from Youtube . These are only...
October 18, 2011
While the media has painted, rightfully so or not, that the Wall Street protestors are just a bunch of hippies, radicals and druggies, I believe that the discontentment they are expressing is valid and widespread. As a father and a filmmaker, I’d like to see a more representative face put on this movement – one that reflects our growing concerns about our children and their future. Therefore, I am volunteering my services to create a video for Parents Occupy Wall Street . On this Friday, October 21st in Zuccotti Park, they will be conducting a “Family Sleep Over” and welcome all families to...
September 14, 2010
When it comes to childcare, it really is up to women to allow men into what has previously been their domain and a great place to start is to get rid of the moniker "Mommy and Me."
August 18, 2010
I was watching "Sesame Street" with my two young sons the other day and found myself noticing the variety of people in the show. It was satisfying to see that not only were my kids getting to know Big Bird and the alphabet but they were also learning that people can work together regardless of their skin color. Like yourself, my wife and I feel that it's important for our kids to foster a greater openness to all people. Whenever there is an opportunity for our children to be exposed to kids from diverse backgrounds, we welcome it. Without bringing attention to it, we believe that the way we...
June 29, 2010
Should dads be allowed in the birthing room? This question has arisen lately in the blogosphere and, frankly, I’m just as mystified as other “dadvocates” like Brian Reid of Rebel Dad . Isn’t it just a given at this point that dads should be allowed to attend the birth of their children? Watching a rerun of “Mad Men” the other day - the episode where Don Draper is stuck in a hospital waiting room while his wife gives birth - reminded me once again of where the state of the delivery room was only a few short decades ago. My own father was not permitted at my birth and, after I was born, he had...
September 17, 2009
Okay, time to come clean. When I was filming Dr. Michael Kimmel recently about men and housework, what he said is basically what my wife has been saying for years about me and housework. Guess I'm not alone in this. (Deb, I promise to do better.) Watch this clip and be ready to either laugh or sob. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dana H. Glazer is the director of the upcoming documentary film project "The Evolution of Dad." For more information, please visit http://www.evolutionofdad.com/
July 18, 2009
Over the past year I've taking my younger son, Jamie, to the local Jewish community center for a 'Mommy and Me' class. Being the only dad present has never troubled me. Everyone is friendly and respectful. Sure, the moms feel more comfortable with asking each other out for lunch, etc, but what's important is that my son have the benefit of the class. As for the name of the group, I have shared my preference for altering it. Why not change it to 'Parent and Me' or 'Toddler and Me' - something a little more inclusive. The response was that adjusting it from the generic 'Mommy and Me' confused...
May 22, 2009
So, you’re out at the playground with your kids, or visiting a museum or even sitting with them at the breakfast table and there’s that urge to check your email, read the latest Twitter, text a friend, etc. You can do it fairly subtly these days. A brief glance at the device in your lap, so that it’s not so readily apparent as putting a phone to your head. It only takes a moment or so of time, so what’s the big deal? Has this ever happened to you? Personally, it’s a perpetual temptation. Sometimes I wish I’d never gotten a cellphone that receives email. Boy, do I check it more than I should...
September 29, 2008
I was driving a friend and his daughter home after a playdate with my son and the conversation drifted to kindergarten and the utter panic this dad experienced at the parent orientation meeting he'd gone to a short time back.
June 12, 2008
I know there are many moms reading this who have had a bad experience with dads and with men in general. Frankly, it troubles me as well to hear about some of the dads out there and I can completely understand the anger. It can be well deserved.
June 11, 2008
Is there some value to Father's Day other than the Hallmark greeting card that it is presently? Is there something more to this day than just buying another tie or another golf shirt for dad?
April 3, 2008
Hey there! It's been a while since I've blogged here but here's something worth sharing. I don't usually quote from comments people leave when they join our project's mailing list, but the one we received this morning was so eloquent and heartfelt, it really needs to be shared. Even more importantly, it comes from a mom who 'gets it.'
February 22, 2008
A few days back I was talking with a working mom who is newly pregnant. She's someone I really like and respect. Anyway, I asked her what she intended to do regarding maternity leave and she told me she expected that she would take a few weeks off from work.
February 7, 2008
Jessica DeGroot from The Third Path Institute and I have recently been discussing some of the factors that help dads get more involved with their families. Here's #1 on her list:
January 17, 2008
There's been a lot of writing lately regarding the new generation that's crept into their Twenties and are now seeking their own slice of the American Pie. Words like 'narcissistic' and 'most self centered' are used fairly liberally towards this new crop of kids.
January 10, 2008
As you may have read from a previous post on Daddy Wars , I believe the sparks of battle are beginning between working dads who want more family/work balance and management. As such, I'm putting on my war correspondent cap and am seeking any working dads who fit this.
January 6, 2008
Reading the stories by so many moms about how they have been discriminated against at the workplace is unsettling at best and horrifying at worst, but it’s not surprising.
December 16, 2007
There’s been some activity recently in the media revolving around the ‘Daddy Wars’ term and I’ve been hesitant to support it, but the tide for me seems to be turning in my mind.
December 7, 2007
Hello! My name is Dana Glazer and I’m making a feature documentary film, titled The Evolution of Dad, which explores in a deep way the role of fatherhood – how it has evolved up to now, where it is presently and how it continues to change. The film promises to be entertaining, insightful and profound.