Weekend Reads: Fast Food, Positive Parenting, Archie, Khaleesi, etc
Well hello everyone! What are you in the mood for this weekend?
If you’re looking for….some new science:
JAMA has an interesting study up about depictions of healthy foods in fast food commercials. Spoiler alert – 80% of kids who saw a Burger King commercial recalled seeing french fries, even if no french fries were present.
If you’re looking for….a reason to ignore “normal”:
This article on the history of the development of sitting/crawling/walking norms shows how biased we can be when we fail to realize there’s a wider world (from Mary).
If you’re looking for….a good explanation of positive parenting:
Libby Anne has a good piece about saying “no” to your kids while respecting their feelings.
If you’re looking for….a reason to feel a little sad and a little nostalgic:
Archie’s doomed. I used to read these comics on summer vacations. One dollar bought us 5 random back issues at the consignment shop near my house (from Mary).
If you’re looking for….a reason why every young boy you know has a name ending in “n”:
Well there’s no reason. But there’s a graph!
While we’re on the topic…a surprising number of people named their daughters “Khaleesi” this year (from Mary).
If you’re looking for….your new reason to vaccinate:
If you’re looking for….more on Military Child Awareness month:
Deek provides a good resource here.
Featured Image Credit: Ben Andreas Harding