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To the Fathers Who Suddenly Lose Wrestling Matches to Their Sons

Every father hopes to see his son surpass him. But did it have to happen so soon?

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My 12-year-old son keeps challenging me to hand-to-hand combat. First, we move the coffee table and place a few pillows so that no one loses an eye or needs stitches; then we wrestle in the living room.

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Chris L. Robinson

Chris L. Robinson

Top Writer in Parenting, and Food. I write about masculinity, fatherhood, family, and relationships.

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