oh, self discipline. I love how you’re getting me to stay at my desk and burn through my work, but it saddens me how this leaves us less time for joyful exercise! And when we are getting our workout groove on, the desk work feels utterly protracted! What to do?
Questions for the ages.
Here are some links for my pals …first … a link sourced from today’s webinar by the Children’s Screen Time Action Network (thanks, friends!) … please read this from the Atlantic … an article about distracted parenting. This is what my research is about, and it is reeeeeeeally real. We watched a short version of this documentary, and I defo want more. The session also reminded me of this excellent article by Richard Freed, which we’ve linked to before but WHAT THE HECK, here it is again. Digital detox, you say? Here is a how-to.
Now, here is a link to the site of a group called Defending the Early Years (sheesh, someone’s got to …) and OH here is another article from the Atlantic, this one about whether we should trust Alexa (which I think of as beginner AI … so the answer to the trust question is: of course not!). Even so-called safe education based platforms wind up exposing inappropriate stuff to kids
If you are not already subscribed to the excellent Evolutionary Parenting newsletter, check out some of their juicy goodness here and this is a chirpy little article about sexism in childcare (what comes first? The undervaluing of children, the mostly female workforce, or the low wages and status?)
If you’ve the strength, read this article from Scientific American, it’s about downplaying competition and upholding growth mindsets in education, and finally, here is an article I wrote a few years back for OHbaby! It’s humbling, because I have taken on more extra-curriculars than I had on my plate even then, so I reckon I am super un-fun-mum most of the times these days. Join me in a deep sigh, will ya?