Weekend Reads: Economics of parenting, Advanced Tedious Parenting, etc

Well hello hello!  How’s everyone doing this weekend? This week’s moment of parenting awwwwwwwwwwe: Yesterday my two year old told me he wanted to get up on the counter.  I put him up there, and he promptly pulled down two bowls.  Then he asked for his fish crackers, and poured them in to the bowls.  He handed me one and said “mama, I make you dinner!”.  It made my day.

If you’re looking for….an economic breakdown of parenting:

I always like reading about parenting through different lenses, even if I’m not sure about the conclusions.  Here’s an economist’s take on the incentives behind different parenting styles.

Also, this one, on how parenting is more a “learn on the job” thing than a “you’re already qualified” thing.

If you’re looking for….a bit of a laugh:

Advanced Tedious Parenting.  The magazine we all need.

If you’re looking for….a way to record the memories:

A line a day or few lines a day can bring you a lot of joy.  I have a one line a day journal for parenting, and it’s amazing to look back and see where we were a year ago.

If you’re looking for….some advice on bullying:

I thought this guide to bullying vs normal kid conflict was good.  Teaching kids to work out normal conflict is a good thing, forcing them to endure bullying/harassment is not.  How do we tell the difference?

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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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