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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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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