Weekend Reads: Viral Parenting, Popsicles and Reading Tests

Well hello hello!  How’s everyone doing today?  I’ve had an intense week of potty training and….I’m wiped. I don’t know if it’s the little one, me, or something else, but I find this whole process ridiculously difficult.  Bah.

Anyway, enough about that….what are you looking for this weekend?


If you’re looking for….a guide to teaching your kids about racism:

This one breaks down four key lessons to talk through with your kids.  (from Em)

If you’re looking for….an early reading test:

Testing kids for reading ability before they’ve started to read?  Sounds unbelievable, but fascinating.  I’ll be really interested to see where this research goes. (from Mary)

If you’re looking for….a way to beat the heat:

Try this invention by an 11 year old….actually you probably already have. It’s the story behind the invention of the popsicle, and it’s pretty interesting. (from Mary)

If you’re looking for….viral bad parenting:

A good breakdown over at Slate about why we all should be concerned about bad parenting going viral, and some suggestions for parents and onlookers.

If you’re looking for….mental health and parenting:

How panic disorder can affect your parenting.

And another one about narcissistic parenting, and how it can effect kids.


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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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