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The art of Peeranting, or what I’ve learnt from Modern Family S01E01

Much to my wife’s dismay I have long list of questionable role models, but of the list she pulled together Phil Dunphy is probably the one I would most like to be like.

I have often joked with her that ABC should release a “Phil Dunphy’s Guide to Parenting (or Peeranting)” and if they did I would be the first in line to buy it, I already plan to use the show as a educational tool to how I bring up our soon to arrive Son.

With this in mind and a recent re-run of Modern Family series one on SKY One she suggested the idea of re kindling my blog by tying it in with our re watching the show and the lessons and suggestions that I have taken from it.

Today’s episode was the Pilot and is when we first meet Phil and the rest of the gang, we are introduced to the various parents and differing relationships based on their ages and the age of their kids.

Each day I shall post a summary of the key learning points along with my own thoughts.

  • Baby Oil has many uses outside of the bedroom; you never know when or why you will need it.
    • Never ask Wife publicly where she put the spare batteries.
  • Your kids will pretend that it’s embarrassing when you are “down with the kids”, secretly they love it.
    • It’s important to stay up to date with the latest trends and dress and speak appropriately, especially in front of their friends.
  • Every action has an equal or opposite reaction, when thinking of punishments, make sure it’s as much fun for you, as it isn’t for them.
  • It’s important to show how physically and psychologically stronger than your kid’s friends, boyfriends and girlfriends you are.
    • They hunt in packs; you need to establish yourself as the Alpha male.
  • Remember as a Dad, your son should be your favourite. Obviously he likes all the things that you do.
    • I can’t wait to get back to watching, Bucky O’hare, Dungeons and Dragons and Thundercats from the beginning, with Lumpy of course.
  • It’s important to want your Son to achieve, but its important if/when he/if he ever beats you, to go best 2 out of 3.
    •  Show him all my LQ trophies as encouragement. If he/when he/if he wins, ask him many trophies he has.  

If you haven’t yet watched Modern Family make sure your next stop is Netflix to grab series one and two, you can thank me later.



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