Weekend Reads: Brain Science, Fetal Cells, and Banned Books, etc
Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing this weekend? I’m in a bit of a sad parent moment…here in Massachusetts our news has been wall to wall Baby Bella murder this weekend. I’m not linking to the story because it depresses me, and comes with a serious content note. Ugh. Suffice it to say, a horrible tragedy befalling a child of similar age to your own child is a special type of unsettling.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaanyway, let’s find something better to talk about!
If you’re looking for….a good story:
An airmen who rescued a three year old during Hurricane Katrina got reunited with her this week. Cute and heartwarming, just what I needed.
If you’re looking for….more cuteness:
This story on raising twin pandas is both cute and interesting scientifically. Good combo.
If you’re looking for….some brain science:
Some brain science that can change how you parent. I’m part way through “No Drama Discipline”, and it’s pretty good.
If you’re looking for….fetal cells:
A good explanation of fetal cells that remain in the body after giving birth. Still lots of speculation, but I’ll be interested to see where this research goes.
If you’re looking for….a conversation on race:
An interesting take on raising biracial children, from the perspective of the minority parent.
If you’re looking for….your eyeroll moment of the week:
Every year at back to school time we’re treated to stories of people protesting various assigned books, but I’ll admit I never suspected someone would try to ban “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” because of the “pornographic content”. Okay then.