Weekend Reads: Dads on Parenting, Toddler Screen Time, Science of Cliques
Hello hello! How’s everyone doing this weekend? We got our first real snowfall here this week, so we’re starting to do that awkward thing where you dress your kid up in so much warm clothing they kind of can’t move. Ah well. Anyway, what can I interest you in today?
If you’re looking for….some atheist parenting links:
The atheist experience has a handy little set right here (from Lance)
If you’re looking for….some international perspectives:
Germany is instituting new (and quite generous, cross-gender) parental leave policies. They’re trying to raise the birth rate, and I’ll be interested to see if it works.
If you’re looking for….an interesting survey of parents (who read Buzzfeed):
Parents weigh in on today’s interesting parenting questions. Some results are encouraging, others not so much.
If you’re looking for….a Dad’s point of view:
New parenting and time juggling from a Dad’s point of view.
Also, Slate asked a conflict zone photographer father how becoming a Dad changed his view of his profession.
I truly believe one of the best things the media can do for the cause of family equality is to ask men the same questions about parenting that they ask women. Constant articles about women “not being able to have it all” do reinforce the notion that family choices are women’s unique burden.
If you’re looking for….some science on screen time:
New evidence based standards for toddler screen time. I hate to immediately endorse things just because they agree with what I do, but I do believe my son has a much better relationship with my parents because he Facetimes with them regularly.
If you’re looking for….some research on cliques:
Any article on research that starts with a Breakfast Club reference is destined to be an interesting read. Why cliques form ins some high schools and not others.