Weekend Reads: Ides of March, Kids and DV, Toddler Bed Times, Critical Thinking, etc

Beware the Ides of March!


The internet is truly amazing sometimes. If you ever wanted to know how to explain the phrase “beware the Ides of March” to your child, there’s a link for that.

So what else is going on around here?

If you’re trying to….find a book to help children living with domestic violence sort through their feelings:

A UK parenting expert has written one.  I haven’t read it but it looks interesting.  Kids don’t have to be hit to be victims of domestic violence, and any resources to help them through it are a good thing, IMHO.

If you’re trying to….figure out why your toddler won’t go to bed:

Blame melatonin rise times.

If you’re looking for….some science based discussion on how to improve critical thinking in children:

Poorly worded questions and narrow views of right answers could limit a child’s ways of thinking.  The call here is not for totally unstructured learning, but rather to avoid limiting solutions to overly narrow possibilities.

If you’re looking for….a comic strip about parenting:

Try this one. One man’s experience with the first year of parenting.  Cute.

If you want to….know more about Quidditch:

JK Rowling has released the “History of the Quidditch World Cup” online!


Featured Image Credit: Ben Andreas Harding


Bethany is a perpetual student who just won't stop taking classes. She's gone from engineering to psych and family systems to applied statistics, and is really fascinated by how people feel about numbers. She blogs about this over at Graph Paper Diaries, and experimenting with contingency tables at Two Ways to Be Wrong.

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