Here we go … cos I’ve gotta go meet the school bus in a jiff, but I’ve also gotta share links with my geeky pals.
Nice article here about treating children with respect, and now won’t you behold this splendid long read from the Guardian about the diabolical genius of the baby advice industry. (hehe)
This is an interesting paper about education and the 4th industrial revolution (ie tech) and I simply love the pushback against neoliberalism. Says the woman who had to pay for fees at university when her parents’ generation did not.
Here is a summary of the AAP’s screen time recommendations for children under 6, and it sure as heck does not include social media for kids. Tim Cook from Apple gets it, while Mark Zuckerberg clearly does not. Please sign this petition to tell him that you reckon Facebook for 5 year olds is a crap idea. In fact, if you wanna, you could go ahead and use this awesome resource for creating a family screen time action plan.
Some cool stuff now: a post about the joy of making do (OH! I get this! Love!), here is an awesome paper about doing good to feel good, and now from the NY Times, a piece about the benefits of having a purpose in life.
How about some amazing birth photos? Thanks OHbaby. Last one, cos little girl is home and we need to hang out. This is a crazy article from our hot NZ summer about how parents are so distracted by their flippin cell phones that kids are drowning. For the love of everything that’s holy. Turn the sucker off when poolside!