Where History And Science Meet Parenting. I’m pretty good at keeping this writing thing to science, advocacy, and thoughts that, whether you agree or not, don’t aim to try and take the piss out of someone or a group of someones.
Not today. Today I’ve had enough. So I start by giving you fair warning that if you’ve logged on to read something that tries to disseminate the science in a kind and digestible way, this may not be the post for you. If you don’t like reading cuss words or prefer that I always try to keep the upper hand and not sink to calling people names, this may not be the post for you. For the rest of you, well, I hope you can understand that after years of writing sometimes someone just really needs to vent. Copyright: Kirill Federspiel Yesterday I was sent a link to a completely asinine article in The Atlantic, a publication I usually quite enjoy. The problems with attachment parenting? Breastfeeding on demand. Are you kidding or are you seriously that fucking stupid? Breastfeeding on demand. No shit.  Ball H. The Best Place for Kids Shoes, Sneakers, Boots, School Shoes.
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Why being a mom is enough. I’m talking about simply being a mom.
I’m talking about getting up in the morning, slapping your face with water, looking in the mirror, sighing, brushing your teeth (maybe), and picking up that toddler and wandering into the kitchen and pouring cereal in bowls, rinsing dishes, kissing the top of their head, and waiting for your coffee to brew. There isn’t much glamour. There is you. You giving of yourself. Minute, by minute, by minute, by minute until those hours add up to create a day which adds up to create a week which adds up to create a month which adds up to create years which add up to create a life. Somehow in this mixed up media world of things to do and places to go and dreams to follow the beauty of simply being a mother is completely lost. Being a mom is enough. It’s enough, I say. Sometimes we want to look to those big things and use them as a grade for success. Do you know what matters?
This. The other day my 15 year old came to me and told me she missed me. An Open Letter to My Son's Kindergarten Teacher Greetings and Salutations!
We haven't met yet, but we will soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of "those" parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective to a fault. In my defense I feel like I know a bit more about this whole school thing than most parents. Having taught kids and now teaching teachers, I have learned a good deal about what goes on in classrooms nowadays. There is also the matter of me teaching university courses that deal with educational policy (yuk!) Neuroscience, for example, tells us no two brains are alike, which makes me wonder why we are trying to make all of the children common. That's really why I am writing you today. He can count to ten when we are counting Angry Birds, but he has some trouble with transfer.
Based on what I've learned over the past 18 years in the field, I have to tell you, I don't care if he walks out of your room at the end of the year and he can't write numbers up to 20.