geez. I know everyone says time speeds up as we age, but this year is beyond ridiculous, isn’t it?
I can feel myself on the verge of becoming one of those people who just keeps the Christmas decorations up, year round. Because I’ve barely put all the tinsel into its boxes and back in the barn … and it’s time to get it all out again!
Anyway, my geeky brothers and sisters. There are plenty of links I’d like to share with y’all today. Here they come, with no particular order and no promise of snazzy segways in between …
A couple of foodie bits first, this about children’s ‘pester power’ when it comes to the marketing of junk food, and this one wondering about the alleged secrets to getting children to eat their vegetables.
This is a report from our Families Commission, back in 2013, reviewing evidence of efficacy for parenting programmes targeted at supporting vulnerable parents, and here is a similar (albeit more recent) effort from the UK. Meanwhile, this is what the state government in Western Australia is up to, to help vulnerable families.
What else? Um … Here is the You Tube channel of Stony Brook University’s Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. We’ll never run out of stuff to view, eh?
This link will take you to a publication from the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s about virtual violence (and children’s exposure to it …) AND here is something v useful from the Australian Council for Educational Research. It’s going to be very useful for classroom teachers, it’s about the implications of exposure to trauma. Speaking of trauma (aren’t we always?) this is a link to a useful website about such thangs.
Finally, from the magnificent Center for the Developing Child, a paper about using the Science of child development in Child Welfare systems.