Links to Think: 14.07.07

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“Less-structured time in children’s daily lives predicts self-directed executive functioning” – Frontiers in Psychology recently released this article on research that confirmed what many parents (and what parents of other generations and cultures) are recognizing to be true: kids with free time eventually are better able to set and make their own goals. (For a [...]

Links to Think: 14.06.30

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15 Tips for the Highly Sensitive Parent - As a high-testing HSP whose senses are particularly heightened during pregnancy, especially being home with my kids almost all day, I can definitely identify with this article. I’ve focused on trying to manage the areas of touch, sight, sound, and mind, but haven’t really focused on taste and [...]

Mamas, Don’t Wait for a Tragedy…

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With great frequency, our news and social media remind us of the tragedies that are all too common in this broken, fallen world. My Facebook feed is weekly filled with the news of another injury, another illness, and even the death of children. For those of us with children, on earth or in heaven, our [...]

Reading 2014: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm

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Mei-Ling Hopgood’s How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between) is a fascinating drive-by glimpse of parenting in other cultures. At present, I don’t exactly typify American parenting or own the accessories that go along with it: my babies sleep with me through toddlerhood, I have [...]