Po Bronson for NPR: Want To Be A Macho, Macho Man? Be A Daddy

July 22nd, 2011

NPR

Want To Be A Macho, Macho Man? Be A Daddy

by Po Bronson
July 22, 2011

Po Bronson is the co-author of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children.

I’m not sure why my friend Todd had genuine AMF white bowling pins at his apartment. But I know the yellow metal Tonka dumpster was a present from him for my newborn son, Luke, something to grow into in a year or so.

Luke was less than three weeks old, his blue fuzzy keeping him cozy. Somehow, these parts just seemed to go together. White, yellow, blue. Cocktails in martini glasses, the long narrow Victorian-era hardwood hallway gleaming like a bowling lane.  Read More…