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INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Is there a word for the opposite of “educational”? That’s what these are. These diagrams illustrate why caffeine and insomnia don’t mix well.

A “Poopulear Reactor”

Posted by on October 18th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] What in the actual hell is going on here? That’s what you might be asking yourself. Understandably. That’s exactly what I asked myself when I found this “schematic” shoved between two stuffed dinosaurs guarding it in my son’s room. Now, I’m no physicist nor am I very […]

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“Disposable” Before & After a Baby

Posted by on October 11th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Words have a habit of taking on different meanings and associations from different circumstances or points of view. Becoming a parent isn’t just a change, it’s massive reconstructive surgery for your life. “Disposable” is just one of the words with multiple definitions and associations that may undergo a shift. “Monitor” may once have had something […]

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The Cycle of Manhood (Illustrated)

Posted by on October 4th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] Everyone has a father. That sounds like a dumb statement at first. And it may continue to sound so. But it seems like it’s just taken for granted. Really think about it: your father had a father who had a father who had a father… and on […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: “Booby Trap”

Posted by on September 28th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

   I occassionally use the idol swap scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark as a metaphor when talking about needing to cleverly replace or switch something so that no bad effects occur, but I just realized… it didn’t actually work out so well for Indie. Ha ha! Coming back from the bathroom, you cautiously […]

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The “No” Scale

Posted by on September 20th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] In our previous post, Charlie discussed the versatility of the word “no” from his econo-pack of awesome, Finn, and outlined the effect the word can have on a parent’s understanding and on their sanity. No matter who it’s from or why it’s said, the word “no” is […]

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Safety from Children: Baby Carrying Warning

Posted by on September 13th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Attention: Kids need love and protection, that’s a given, but we adults do a better job of delivering these things to kids when we are not, ourselves, in danger or excruciating pain. There is a massive amount of information out there for keeping babies and children safe, but there is a gaping vacuum of information […]

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The Social Media Updates of Parenting

Posted by on September 6th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

[ click here to enlarge the image ] Understanding and navigating the endless and quickly changing face of the social media world can be a daunting task for anyone. But for parents, just adding something as simple as a pair of button-fly pants to their kid’s wardrobe can be the straw that made the camel […]

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Hypo-kid-dria (How Kids Present Illness and Injury to Parents)

Posted by on August 30th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] We’ve shown you a mother’s hypochondria (fearing the worst of a child’s illness or injury) with Hypo-mom-dria. With our Hyper-dad-dria illustration, we completed the parental picture by showing you a dad’s “put duct tape on it and walk it off” style of failing to see anything wrong. […]

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Save The Gummy Bears!

Posted by on August 23rd, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Each year, tens of millions of gummy bears are decimated by those who are blissfully unaware of the impact of their voracious appetites: CHILDREN. HowToBeADad.com feels it is our responsibility as parents and ecologically-minded individuals to help replenish this threatened community. How can you help this majestic creature? Much like their distant cousin, the […]

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Booger Nutrition Facts

Posted by on August 16th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

We wrote about the controversial topic of booger eating before, but because of wild public demand we decided to showcase the dietary considerations of boogers as an Instructional Diagram. What are boogers made of? Is it okay if you or your kid eats them? Will they cause sickness? Or blindness like some old people say? […]

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