Nabil Rostom

Dear Parents:Don’t Raise A Bully

  You are not raising a bulldog for protection; you are raising a peaceful human being. Bullying is a problem. Psychologists have often speculated that bullies have low self-esteem, which is not the case. Recent studies have shown that its due to turbulent changes that require social hierarchies to develop. So often, bullies resort to…

Franco-Arabic and Tongue-Tied Children

Language is heritage. There is a folktale that tells a story of an old hero at a time before writing existed, called Abjad. He spoke to the universe, and in order to tell his tale he had to invent writing.   I’m an Arabic native, but I’m ashamed of my language skills. My language is…

How To Teach Your Children To Love Their Bodies

If you change yourself to the good to see in the world, the world will meet you halfway. And if the people around one become influenced then it becomes a ripple; when big enough it changes the world for a microsecond. That is only logical. So in fact, you do have the power to change the…

Parents, You Don’t Always Have to Feel in Control; It’s Okay to Panic

Here is a confession: my marriage went from crazy beautiful to a living hell the first year after my baby girl was born. Adulthood struck me like thunder. I knew it was coming, but I could never suspect how hard it will hit. There is a cliché upside to all this, and I’m sure all…
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Daddy Cool: Don’t let your anger cloud your parenting

A wise man once told me that I can only conquer anger with calm. As a teenager I didn’t really understand the message. I went around trying to force my opinion and points of view. I had many internal struggles that sometimes manifested as anger and self-hatred. But I made sure that this anger was…
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6 magic spells that will help dads get involved with their children- What Women Want

6 magic spells that will help dads get involved with their children

The first thing that probably comes to mind when you hear "legacy" is how impactful your life decisions will be after you depart. We obsess over achieving that next milestone, that big raise, or that one jerk move which can earn us the corner office. Now let me tell you a short story about a…
Nabil Rostom-What Women Want-Fatherhood

The Fatherhood Manual: I remember feeling dreadful and excited, angry and scared!

I still remember the day my wife and I received the news that we were pregnant and the surge of opposite emotions kicking in. I remember the world dimming, vision blurring, and sounds fading. I remember feeling dreadful and excited, angry and scared, annoyed and appreciative. I was riding a pendulum and didn’t know how…
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