[ ] This flair for finding the surprising, perfect visual metaphor makes his new collection Rules for Dating My Daughter not just a thoughtful book but one that’s a pleasure to read." Dan Kois, Slate"Dawson seems to be trying something genuinely difficult in his work: to portray [ ] well-rounded, rational decency, a goal not often earnestly attempted in comics, much less achieved.This is straight-up sincere-and-sensitive suburban-dad stuff, but not unconsciously (or unashamedly) so." The Comics Journal"If he sometimes seems helpless against the universe, Dawson still channels the parental zeitgeist, as shown in his suggestion that the one good choice is to raise thoughtful children who understand reality." Publishers Weekly"Dawson pours his own parental love and insecurity into smart, funny and creative comic essays about subjects like feminist dads, talking to your kids about how we get our meat, school shootings, and the class values of the Disney Jr.[Have your child sign i MOM’s Cell Phone Contract.] 3. So, get the door for her, look me in the eye when you talk to me, and please don’t let your britches fall down so low that I have to look at your underwear band. Sure my daughter is fun, but she’s also a student, and in our house, school comes before fun. No, I won’t hide in the backseat or stalk you when you’re with my daughter, but she and I have an agreement that she checks in often with home, and lets me know where she is and where she’s going. Believe me, good manners will help you get on her good side, and mine too. That means she won’t be going with you to the mall, the movies or out to dinner on a school night. Also, secret meetings and clandestine adventures will be discovered—I have my ways! A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date.Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.Nothing encourages a little healthy reflection and self-assessment like having a kid.The cartoonist Mike Dawson has two, and in recent years he's been publishing searching, honest short comics about the doubts and worries that parenting provokes.
I will ask you a lot of questions and make sure you know that I know how special my daughter is. No, I’m not going to be nosey, rude or obsessive about it But, if my daughter’s phone just happens to be laying on the table, and I see she’s gotten a text, I might take a look at it.
How honest should we be with our children when that honesty fosters new fears?
Dawson doesn't claim to have the answers, but watching him wrestle with the questions is more satisfying anyway." - Dan Kois, Slate Book Review Mental Floss '30 Most Interesting Comics of 2016' pick"Mike Dawson’s crisp and clever art is particularly good at illuminating abstract concepts and bringing them to life.
In our case, when Brittany was young, we wanted to instill a modest dressing policy.
We have seen so many young girls dressing as if something was for sale.