Ella came down with a horrible ear infection which derailed our week a little bit, but earned us both some quality cuddle time while waiting it out.
While I lay on the couch with a semi-delirious preschooler watching every version of The Lion King, I caught up on some reads to share with you!
Here are some great reads from around the internet this past week (I’m catching up!):
My friend shared this great read, Stop Gaslighting Our Kids, and I couldn’t agree more — often parents are disconnected from how overwhelming the holiday season can be for kids, especially the changes that sometimes occur with bedtimes.
Stop Penalizing Boys for not Being Able to Sit Still at School in the Atlantic by Jessica Lahey about the difference between boys and girls in learning styles, and now the statistical differences in ADHD diagnoses.
Don’t We All Share Responsibility for Keeping Our Kids Safe? is the question Christie over at Childhood 101 poses to us after witnessing her friend’s struggles keeping her children with peanut allergies safe.
Another question perhaps not reflected on enough, Are You Raising Nice Kids? A Harvard psychologist involved with Making Caring Common shares 5 tips to help.
A recent trend in mom-bragging has been using the number of children as a comparison — like more children means more of a mother. ALLterNATIVE Learning squashes any doubt that moms of only children might feel about this.
Aubrey Hirsch writes the truth about why “Reasons My Kid Is Crying” is everything that is wrong with parenting.
Miss Night Mutters writes about That Kid, for the parents whose kid isn’t (yet) That Kid. A must read that will bring tears to your eyes and make you think twice next time you complain about the class’s problem child.
Beyond the fresh air and exercise, getting out on the playground is one of the best ways to prepare children for learning — just ask Gill Connell.
This poignant and quick lesson about privilege is essential for any parent and child, regardless of where they fall “in the class.”
As for me, I was over at Christian Montessori Network with Give Your Children Silver Boxes of Encouragement, and In the Kids Kitchen with 20 Healthy Christmas Kids’ Snacks, Is it Ever Appropriate to Punish Kids With Food?, and No-Sugar Black Bean Brownies.
What were your favourite reads from this past week?