Ladies and Gentlegeeks,
I sat down to share some links with y’all and had to pause the job in order to take Little Girl outside with warm gears on, so we could crunch the ice on some puddles. The reason for my playful outdoor interruption? This article from the Guardian about the important role of language in maintaining a positive relationship with the natural world.
Next: a collection of videos dedicated to exploding brain myths. Enjoy. Less enjoyable, but equally important, here is a report from the Australian government about children’s exposure to family violence. If that has you reeling, here is a slew of info from the American Psychological Association about increasing adult resilience.
Another gathering of useful links from another amazing crew is this collection from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
I’ve been revisiting my appreciation for Motivational Interviewing as a result of seeing a (FRICKIN’ AMAZING) presentation by Stuart Ablon at the conference in Banff. His Collaborative Problem Solving approach seems to have a bit in common with MI. Add it to the list of stuff I love!
Just a few more. A li’l something from Scientific American about the ways that diversity makes us smarter, some examples of how Richard Scarry books (which we adore, round here) have been made more relevant to today’s audiences, and finally, because Little Girl has been asking heartbreaking questions lately, some links for talking with your kids about death.
Life! It’s amazing. It’s awful. And in between, there’s laundry.
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