Dads talking about how to be simultaneously awesome at home and in consulting

Dads, I am an immigrant and grew up in a small Indian town with very less exposure. How do you help your kids find their passion? I have a 5 yer old who my wife has already called out to become a doct… more

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My HS Senior recently completed his college selection process & we are happy with the state school he chose. I was watching the local HS virtual award ceremony on YouTube and found out my son was… more

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Dad of two kids under 3 and this year has been especially tough stress and work wise on me and my wife. Pandemic has hit wife particularly hard to the point she feels burnt out, anxious, unmotivated, … more

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How do you guys do it? I started consulting right before the pandemic, so very little travel. My workload was very manageable at the beginning, but now I’m spending 12 hrs/day in front on my computer.… more

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I got laid off recently and lost my health insurance. They sent me COBRA details and told me if I pay the premium my existing insurance would continue. Anyone has experience with this. My child has a … more

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Any good car deals out there for families? These prices are insane. Currently have an Infiniti QX60 paying under $500/month on lease. We want something bigger. Dealer told me the qx80 is almost 1k/mon… more

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Over the last couple of weeks my 3 year old has started to push me away. 50% chance that when I walk into the room he’ll tell me not to talk to him, tell me to go away, or run to mom. It’s heartbreaki… more

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Day 2 of being a dad... I’m terrified how I’m going to survive on this little sleep

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My 6 yr old son has been recently diagnosed with ADHD and level 1 autism. The development pediatrician recommended Ritalin for him and I feel this is too early for him to start taking meds. Does anybo… more

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I’d like to hear from any Fishes who can use this anonymous forum to admit they wished they had stopped with fewer kids and also discuss reasons that make them feel that way. I strongly want to stop … more

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How do you manage to mentally re-engage with work after putting the kids to bed? Those 4-5 hours up to 9pm when we’re looking after kids/going through their routine and then having dinner just take it… more

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Hi! We are interviewing potential nanny's for the first time this week for our 18mo old and my wife is super anxious about it. Any tips or things we should be asking / looking for? Thanks in advan… more

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Anyone has the Nuna Mixx Next Stoller? What are the pros and cons? Would you recommend buying it?

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It really sux that by 4 they can already say such hurtful things in anger like I’m never hugging you again, you’re not my daddy, im never talking to you etc.

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Our 3 year old has a slight swollen upper lip and side of the face for a day. Went to urgent care but they said just need antibiotic and should be fine. But another doctor friend is saying I should ge… more

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First time dad, 8 month old This whole process has been a real eye opener to the piece of sh*t I apparently am. I’m less patient, less kind, and less understanding. I spend all day exhausting all … more

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Expecting my first kiddo in a few weeks and am trying to figure out how much time I can take off. I get 8 weeks from Acn, plus 4 from Ny state, I also have 8 weeks of pto since I havent really taken t… more

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McKinsey dads: what’s parental leave time at your firm? Is there a minimum tenure requirement to take the leave?

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Had a nasty fight with the wife today. She is a stay at home mom and was upset I didn’t help out with kids this morning. I usually help kids get ready for school, but today I slept in as I barely sle… more

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My daughters are off to college this year. I ended up having a massive argument with them and feel terrible. State school costs $38K/year. The schools they want to go to cost $65K and $55K per year. T… more

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Perhaps my proudest moment as a dad: my 7yo, during his lunch break, is watching old WWE clips on YouTube and mimicking the moves on the couch cushions 😆

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... So my wife was just teaching my daughter how to count by 10s, and when she got to 100 my daughter said "ok say it again but from a higher level" and I've never felt so confident she … more

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Anyone go through remote learning this year? Any perspectives to share?

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Planning to have a child in the next year or so, have no idea how health insurance works. Can any EY-ers share there experience with the firm coverage and if there’s anything I should be considering? … more

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Do you have a recommendation for checking/debit card services for teens and tweens?

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Anyone here try family therapy? My kid and I are having issues.. wondering if that’s something you have tried? Does insurance cover this type of stuff

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Anyone else have experience with a teenager who went from being a very strong student to suddenly being extremely demotivated? Especially if you think COVID lockdown contributed, but not exclusive to… more

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How do you guys stay calm with toddlers? My 5 year old creates one ruckus after another. I am trying to not lose my cool 🙏 Journey to be a calmer parent.

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Need some advice.. In our apartment complex (~400 units), there is a 12-13 yo boy, who is seemingly psycho/sociopathic (swears at anyone he passes, yells other disparaging remarks, dumpster dives/make… more

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Hey I’m looking for a book series for my 10 year old son. I remember reading this series that was about these rural boys that used to get into adventures written in the 80s. Maybe based in the Midwes… more

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New Dad here, Just found out my wife is pregnant. We’re excited! What books/podcasts can you recommend for getting ready for this adventure?

Really struggling with day to day work - motivation, interest, and basic level of caring. Have two young kids about to start elementary school and wondering how taking a break (+/- 1yr) to be a SAH da… more

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Wife goes back to work next month, and we have to choose between having a nanny and sending our 1.2 year kid to day care. Without COVID, we would’ve always gone with day care. Want to get peoples thou… more

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I’m officially shooting blanks! ⚽️ ⚽️ ✂️ Question - should I still worry or just let it go?

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Potty training tips? We just started with our 2.5yr old and have made 0 progress going on 4 days. He’s super smart and inquisitive and we probably made a mistake in having high expectations. He’s just… more

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