Introduction: It's common knowledge that women are the most responsible teenagers in the room. Interacting with real teens (or even 'tweens') is a great way to practice dealing with them.
Body: I am a single Dad. Before I was married, I was Red Pill (lite) long before that was a thing. After years of serial monogamy I knocked one up, got married, she cheated, got divorced and here I am. On paper we have shared custody, but in reality my daughter is with me full time. Now I'm back to my old ways (to a point) and incorporating some the things I read here.
Parenting is all about holding frame. A quick command in 'Dad voice' gets immediate attention. A whistle and she comes right away or at least a 'Just a minute' acknowledgement. She gets to make many choices but I always have veto and indecisiveness means I decide and that's that.
Agree and amplify is the grownup version of what I call Troll Dad.
- "I'm hungry!" "Hi Hungry, I'm Dad."
- "There's nothing to eat." "You mean there's nothing you want to eat (or want to cook)."
- "You're so mean." "No, mean would be changing the Wifi & Netflix passwords."
I realize most guys here don't have kids (smart move) but that doesn't mean you don't have access to them. Spend some time with your neices or cousins, coach or mentor, be creative.
Conclusion: Beg/borrow/steal some kids and get busy shaping young minds. Women really are children, maybe you can help prevent the next wave and learn something in the process.