6 Parenting Lessons From Doctor Who

August 21, 2014 4:19 PM

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6 Parenting Lessons From Doctor Who

Doctor Who is coming back in less than a week! In anticipation of the new season (and a new Doctor), my wife and I have been re-watching all of our favorite past episodes. One thing we keep noticing is that Doctor Who and parenting have a lot in common. Both can be simultaneously wonderful and terrifying. Both can be difficult to understand and yet remarkably satisfying when things click into place. There have been times after a particularly good Doctor Who episode when I have been struck with such a sense of catharsis that I've closed my eyes and wished I could watch it again for the first time. I can't tell you how often that has happened with my kids. There are some days that I wish I could repeat over and over and over again... and yes, there are days I wish I could skip. If only I had a time machine...

"Oh man? Is that actually the sound they make all the time?" That was my first impression of a Dalek. I'm fairly sure others have had that exact thought about my kids. The answer is yes, she makes that noise pretty much all the time -- especially if you ask her to stop. But, much like the Daleks, ev...

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