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Weekend Links

I have lots of links to share this week!  Go grab a cuppa and enjoy some great reads…

10 Reasons Why Having a Toddler is Like Being at a Frat Party – Suburban Snapshots.  Hilarious!

Happy Candles for Tantrums – Rhythm of the Home.  A great, gentle solution for those who have kiddos who have a hard time releasing a tantrum.

Four Reasons Why Any Action is Better Than None – Harvard Business Review.  Aimed at businesspeople, but totally applicable to parents and anyone wanting to improve their skills or work towards a goal.

Why Getting Judgey About Parenting is Ok – Offbeat Mama. I’d be willing to bet that most parents are at least a little judgmental of other parents, even if only inside their heads.  This post makes some good points about how to use those judgments in a mindful way to become more aware of your own values.

What I Learned at School – New York Times.  On being different, being recognized for your abilities, and the value of having teachers who are willing to bend the rules for you.

Why a Child’s Memory is Better Than Ours – Steady Mom.  A good reminder that kids don’t always remember things the same way we do, and how that can give us permission to relax our criticism of ourselves as parents.

Learning to Control Your Mouth Starts in Grade 1 – PhD in Parenting.  A sweet, funny drawing and an interesting discussion in the comments about dealing with potty talk.

Potty Talk and Body Glee – Hand in Hand Parenting.  More on the topic of dealing with potty talk and how we can help our kids process that by lightening up ourselves.  Very much in line with Playful Parenting.

Yes, My Grown Homeschooled Children are Odd, and Yours Will be Too! – Homeschool News Link.  A refreshing take on the tired, old horse that is the Socialization argument.

Also, I want to give a shout out to my top referring sites today.  Thanks, you guys!  I love that we share lots of the same interests and readers.  :)

Hobo Mama
Natural Parents Network
Hippie Housewife
Code Name Mama
Vancouver Mom
Baby Dust Diaries
Gentle Mothering
Strocel

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