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Show 52: Helicopter Parents, how to not get caught in the rotor wash

You know them.  They hover like the Seal Team 6,  swooping in for the swift run, shoving their progeny out of way and go in guns blazing to rectify whatever issue tweaks them.  They must protect the poor fragile children, who

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Posted in Beer, Dad, Dating, Daughters, Discipline, Emotions, Family, Fatherhood, Parents, Social Behavior, Sons

Show 45: The First Second Kid. Erin joins us.

Erin may be the second of Jon’s kids, but she is the first (and only) girl, so how fitting is it that she would be the first of the Beer Dad kids to come join us on the show. Erin

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Show 33: Fender Bender, or The Accident

The call came as I (Paul) was almost to my office in Greensboro.  It was the Pilot, and when she starts out, “Everyone is ok, just shaken up.” you know the rest of the call is not good news.  The

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Posted in Emotions, Money, Parents, Sons, Teen Driver

Show 30: Dropping off Baby, or Back to School Blues

So you have kids.  You have school.  Kids go to school and college and we parents have to shoo them off, whether all scrubbed up for that magical first day, or the teary eyed realization that your little one is

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Posted in Daughters, Parents, School, Sons

Show #3 – You and Your Teen Driver, or, How to Stare Death in the Face

Paul’s son has his permit which means Paul is spending his time in the navigator’s seat wishing he had a beer in hand and a blindfold on. That’s why it makes perfect sense for him to take the lead in this week’s

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