Christian Dashiell is a staff writer at Fatherly where he covers a wide variety of topics across the site. The bulk of his work focuses on parenting, science, and developmental psychology. But pop culture, outdoor cooking, comedy, and sports all fill his personal time and round out his writing portfolio.
Christian and his wife live in Kansas with their four children, where they advocate for fellow adoptive, foster, and multiethnic families in their community.
6 Ways To Lower Your Risk Of Getting Super Sick From Back-To-School
Mitigate the damage from all the germs kids bring home from school.
25 Years Ago, One Rap Album Proved Going Solo Can Create A Classic
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is still that thing, and so much more.
How To Raise A Child Who Understands Their Strengths and Weaknesses
Kids can’t be good at everything. But they don’t know that.
The Most Relatable Parenting Moments From Steph Curry’s On-Point New Documentary
Down-to-earth moments from an out-of-this-world player.
The Big Lesson Parents Of High-Achieving Kids Must Teach Again And Again
For kids to reach the top of their ability, they need to be challenged often, fail often, then try again.
Want Your Kid To Do Better In School? Bike Or Walk There
A new study shows that being active on the way to class is great for kids to kick off the school day.
6 Simple Tricks To Help You Remember People's Names More Often
Because “I’m bad at names” doesn’t cut it.
Teachers Perceive Higher "Conflict" With Black Boys Than White Girls
Nationwide study reveals that systemic racism impacts teacher-student relationships as early as kindergarten.
All Kids Lie, But With These 3 Parenting Tricks They Lie A Lot Less
Here’s what you should remember when trying to help kids tell the truth more consistently.
4 Parenting Mistakes That Make Children Clingy And Codependent
Some amount of clinginess is normal for kids, but there are ways to subtly encourage independence.
Parents Who Raise Independent, Self-Sufficient Kids Do These 4 Things
You have to celebrate the small wins.
The Game-Changing MIND Diet Provides Powerful Brain Food For Kids
It's also one of the more family-friendly nutrition plans around.
What Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Wants Parents To Know About Water Safety
After nearly drowning as a child, Cullen Jones is now on a mission to keep kids safe in the water.
Aaron Franklin's Firepit Ribeye Will Be The Star of Your Summer BBQ
The legendary pitmaster shares his recipe for a côte de boeuf, which he dry brines before letting the flames do their work.
These 3 Parenting Mistakes Make Kids More Stubborn
Follow these tips to avoid the power struggle cycle.
30% Of Kids Without Gun Safety Education Pull The Trigger On A Found Gun
Regardless of whether or not you own a gun, talking to your kids about them will keep them safe.
Gentle Parenting Is Not For The Weak Of Heart
This trending parenting approach requires a lot of patience.
Jellyfish Parenting Isn’t Just A Silly Name
The tiger parent backlash has swung the pendulum from the jungle to the deep sea. It’s not for the best.
9 Essential Parenting Books To Help Your Kid Thrive In School
Parenting books for tackling back-to-school challenges that don't talk down to parents.
24 Super Freaking Fun Things You Need To Do Before School Starts