Weekend Reads: Parental Self Esteem, Parenting and Your Genes, Etc
Happy weekend everyone! In the mood for anything special today?
If you’re looking for….some self esteem:
This piece about seeing yourself through your kids eyes was a good reminder.
If you’re looking for….some genetic research:
Abuse and maltreatment may change the way certain genes are activated in kids.
If you’re looking for…some parenting science:
Giving basic parenting support classes to low income families was correlated with positive health markers in an 8 year follow up study. Correlation is not necessarily causation of course, but the results are intriguing.
If you’re looking for….the next family trend:
Multi-generational households….I guess everything old is new again.
If you’re looking for….some STEM/mothering jokes:
How your STEM degree can make you a better parent. I do think the engineering degree helped with the car seat, to be honest.
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I don’t hate the idea of multi-generational households. I just wish it was likely more cultural than economic.