This page is a compilation of interesting reads on parenting trends, traditions, and talking points. Enjoy!
From Parent Co: 30 questions to ask your kid instead of “how was your day?”
I suppose the problem is my own. That question actually sucks. Far from a conversation starter, it’s uninspired, overwhelmingly open ended, and frankly, completely boring. So as an alternative, I’ve compiled a list of questions that my kid will answer with more than a single word or grunt.
The Science Of Superiority: Why The Firstborn Child Is The Smartest One
Firstborn Children Are More Intelligent… And It’s Because Of Their Parents
From Elevation Church: A New Perspective For Moms
From The Guardian: Why depriving your kids of toys is a great idea
In this new weekly series, writer Madeleine Somerville makes the case for having less and enjoying life more
Related to the above minimalist lifestyle, from HuffPost: 18 Excellent Gifts for Kids That Aren’t Even Toys
It’s especially hard when special days come and we want to give gifts to our children, or grandparents want to give gifts. Gifts are good things! But, too much of anything isn’t good.
From Fatherly: What we can learn from Danish Parenting
Can you really raise happy, well-behaved, resilient, confident children just by consistently rewarding them with delicious pastries? Perhaps, but that’s not what The Danish Way of Parenting is about.
From Psychology Today: The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders
Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years.