While I can’t believe it’s already April, 2017 has already had a great start! In the first quarter, there have been some amazing parenting stories from magazines, news sources, and blogs. So don’t miss this parenting digest to skim through and find some gems that interest you and spark some joy or pique your interest!
As we change seasons with the weather, let’s take a peek at what’s been buzzing on the internet as we maybe make transitions in our own parenting and find inspiration going forward.
The most popular family and parenting stories from January to March 2017
Sometimes a post is simply great because it made us laugh, other times it was thought provoking. Either way it’s absolutely newsworthy!
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How a Mom of 6 Created the most Efficient Laundry Room Ever
Do you struggle to win the laundry battle? I know I do! Watch this video and see how you can take your laundry room from drab to fab!
You should never wear shoes in the house, and this is why
Do you wear shoes in your house? If so you may think again after you read the article below.
Brain Starvation: Could Boys be Suffering?
Do you have a son? If so you should read to see if may be suffering for a diet deficiency resulting in poor brain function.
Mom of 4 shows what life is like without TV and Gadgets
Take a look at some great photos that show children in their natural environment. When I look at these photos it takes me back to my childhood that included a lot less gadgets and gizmos. What do they make you think of?
New Sleep Guidelines for Babies, Kids, and Teens
While parenting comes without a handbook – here are some new guidelines that may help you judge how much sleep your child needs to help them be at their best.
How to Reset your Wife when she is Falling Apart
Are you the wife that needs help before you fall apart? Share some of the insight in this article with your partner and hopefully they will help you find time to recharge.
How to Talk to your Daughter about her Body
“Step 1 – Don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.” This is a powerful message and could help change the way our daughters are growing up in this society.
This is Definitely a Winning Solution
This is definitely a unique approach at baby wearing!
Lying Down with your Kids until they fall Asleep Isn’t a Bad Habit
“The more attached kids are, the more secure and independent they become.”
What I Really Wanted to Say to the Teacher that Called
This is a great read and can show you how powerful it is to receive positive feedback at times – especially when you don’t expect it. Teachers are busy – we all know that – but how great would it be to occasionally receive a note or call that says thank you for being a great parent.
6 Illustrations that Show what its like in an Introverts Head
Are you an extrovert? Do you ever wonder what is going on in your friend/spouse/partner’s introverted head?
25 Things Dads are Hardly told to do for Daughters, but Should
“Know that from day one, she’ll always be your little girl. But you have to put in the effort to keep it that way.”
Study shows that Cuddling Babies Early (and often) has Huge Benefits
“early skin-to-skin contact leads to improved neurodevelopment, higher IQ, and lower rates of aggression”
Innocence of a Baby Described in a Picture
Let me help!
There is a Scientific Reason you Carry your Kids on the Left Side of your Body
“Humans are hard-wired to do so in order to keep their babies safe.”
Raising Girls who are “Includers” not “Mean Girls”
We all know a “mean girl” – they still exist even in adulthood. Wouldn’t it be great if we could raise the next generation of our daughters to be includers and eliminate the mean girls?
Here’s why Parents Need to Shut Their Mouths about being Tired
If you need a laugh this is the spot for you!
Science says Parents of Successful Kids have these 13 Things in Common
Are you looking for a peek at what you can do to help raise successful children? This list of 13 things that parents of successful kids have in common may shed some light.
The First Question this Teacher asks her Students Every Day
This story is powerful and shows what a difference teachers can make in a students life.
Teach them to Look for the Good
The Decline of Play and the Rise of Children’s Mental Disorders
“One thing we know about anxiety and depression is that they correlate significantly with people’s sense of control or lack of control over their own lives.”
Why Didn’t Anyone Warn me about 3rd Pregnancies or Squishy Tomatoes
Do you have 1 child? or 2? Are you currently expecting your 3rd? If so you probably have started to realize how different this pregnancy is. Nobody wants a squishy tomato right?!
Toxic Relationship habits most people think are normal
Do you keep a “relationship scorecard”? If so you may be harming your own relationship.
The Most Powerful Thing you can say to Another Mother
“You’re a mom, you know.”
The *Actual* Reason Children are 800% worse when their Mothers are in the room
Are your children perfect angels with others and horrible as soon as they are alone with you? You are not alone! In the moment its hard to realize that your children act out with your because they know you love them and they feel safe. I’ll try to remember in the middle of the next temper tantrum – will you?
How Twisted Early Childhood Education has Become
“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play.”
What do you think of this?
Meditation instead of detention? Should schools allow children to learn from your mistakes and take time to reflect instead of being punished?
Building a Home your Kids want to come Home to
“Training children is not a lasting assignment, but marriage is, and it’s important to cultivate your marriage.”
Even Science Agrees, You Literally can’t spoil a baby
“In fact, almost all of the research points to the fact that not holding your baby enough could have negative ramifications in terms of health and development.”
If you have a boy, please spend 30 seconds reading this moms message
Do you have a son? If so take the time to read this message and make sure you allow your son to feel emotions.
Why Didn’t anyone tell me about the darkness?
“The exhaustion wore me down to my inner crazy, and all bets of preserving the facade of a fully functioning adult were off.”
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!