Dear Captain, About 3 months ago I had the most perfect baby in the world. He is the first grandchild on both sides and is revelling in the attention he's getting from his grandparents. So far so good, right? Well. My partner is away for work for about 3 weeks and his mom is here … Continue reading #248: Gender-Policing Grandmas
Hi Captain Awkward, I have been meaning to write you for a long time. I had a really long dilemma that turned into a really short dilemma over the last weekend. Basically, husband and I were friends with a couple (I'll call them Marjorie and Lance) who were completely stressing us out. The abridged list of … Continue reading #244: Playdates and friend break-ups
Before we get to today's awesome guest-post by Commander Logic, I have questions for local Chicago people: 1) Do you live in or near Chicago? 2) Have you ever wondered about what it would be like to have sex with a trans man? If so, good news! Our beloved Lt. Trans is running a workshop at … Continue reading Guest Post! My sister-in-law is homeschooling her children….badly. Should I intervene? (#171)
Dear Captain Awkward, This is our family: My partner, divorced & single dad for 7 years. His daughter, 9 years old, who sees her mother only on the weekends. My son, 7 years old, whose father lives on the other side of the planet (we're fine with that!). Then there's our baby, two months old. Well, … Continue reading Reader question #121: How do I convince my partner that his daughter needs therapy?
Dear Captain Awkward, I've been growing apart from a close friend of mine for several months, as some changes in my life made it clear to me how little we have in common. Although my friend and I are very different, we'd bonded when our sons were babies. For the past four or so years, … Continue reading Reader question #60: My friend’s child is acting like a @#$%!, do I say something?
Dear Readers: If that's possible, I know even less about parenting than I do about weddings. Fortunately I know about breakups, and I think this is one of those. But I think the letter writer could use advice from moms in this exact situation, so you if you can help, weigh in. Dear Captain Awkward, … Continue reading Reader question #34: My childcare provider just dumped me.