Weekend Reads: LEGO and gendered toys, autism, Look Before You Lock, etc
Well hello hello everyone! In case you’re curious, apparently today (or tomorrow) is Julius Caesar’s birthday. Among many other things, he invented the Julian Calendar and got to name a whole month after himself. Not a bad way to leave your mark on history.
Alright, now want would you like today?
If you want some….tiny signs that things are changing:
Lego responds to a 7 year old’s letter about boy vs girl toys, and why there aren’t more female Lego characters. While the response was a little blah, I think it’s progress that companies are now feeling compelled to at least acknowledge these problems.
If you want some….thoughts on gender and autism:
An interesting read from National Geographic. (via JG Hovey)
If you want some….lousy high school teaching:
A girl in Canada has brought her (public) high school to the Human Right’s Commission over their requirement that she sit through faith based abstinence only education in order to pass a class. It’s 2014 people….how is this still so common?
If you want some….safety tips:
Kids being left in hot cars is in the news lately. While the case making headlines may not have been an accident, the NYTs has some great advice for how to prevent a tragedy (and what to do if your child locks themselves in a car). Some good tips there, including asking that your childcare providers call you if they don’t see your child at a time they expect.
If you want some….science:
If you want some….advice about parenting without religion:
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