Here I am enjoying the latest issue of OHbaby! magazine. The story referenced on the cover (“Beyond Compare”) is one I wrote for them, about the Comparison Trap. She’s the thief of joy, etc. I’m proud of this article and it is my sincere hope that it’ll lighten the load for some mamas. Even if just a smidge.
Meanwhile, I am aware of a bunch of really good webinar type online conference sort of situations, and imma share those with you now, lest you have a bit of time, curiosity and flexibility.
Check these out, in no particular order …
This is the Happy Child Summit, I hope I didn’t leave posting too late. Quick, check it out for stress-busting and anxiety-conquering information. Free! Happening RIGHT NOW!
Also free, also a summit, this one featuring my pal Rick Hansen (*not actually a pal, I just dig his work, and I like to think we’d be pals if he turned up at my place to play board games!) here is the Brain Change Summit … looks juicy … starts (American) April 22, runs for 10 days. Free!
This looks awesome, for the educators among us. It’s a webinar called “From Teaching to Thinking” and it’s about fostering a culture of enquiry into ECE (& junior school?) classrooms. It’s on (American) April 17th. Free!
And TODAY (which is yesterday in the US) is the most recent of the webinars from the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. These have been GREAT. Although the name of this campaign is kinda lost in translation (“Wait till 8th” is about getting parents to pledge to wait to give their kids a smartphone until they’re in 8th grade, which is year 9 in NZ, aka 3rd Form to us old timers!) the discussion will be relevant, to be sure. Check it out … also FREE!
Speaking of “Wait till 8th”, their website has a great article co-written by Richard Freed (whose work I also dig!) and it’s called Parent like a Tech Exec. As we keep learning, as the creators of the addictive technologies we’re all using every day (and giving our kids to use …) are becoming parents themselves, there is a staunch movement to keep their kids away from tech. IRONY! My old friend! You’ll NEVER die!
Waiting to give your kids tech is hard, but wise. Soon enough they’ll be all in.
then tell me …
did you assume they were both blokes cos I carefully avoided pronouns back there?