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Interesting Parenting Links I’ve Found

Whenever I find an interesting parenting link I save it to Evernote. Every so often I share that list with others by dumping them all into tabs and clicking the OneTab button. I figured this was a better way of sharing things. (The date in parentheses is when it was added to the list. The ones missing were all just dumped in at once.)

The Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids | Time
Expecting Better Author Emily Oster on New Book Cribsheet
Two Ways To Be A Parent: Insights From The Author Of ‘The Gardener And The Carpenter’ : Goats and Soda : NPR
How To Change Your Baby’s Nappy on A Bus During An Hour Long Journey While Also Taking An Important Work Call | Grazia
Why Kids Hate to Wear Coats : NPR
‘Grandma is dead’: five tips for talking to children about death | Life and style | The Guardian
5 Mental Models to Remove (Some of) the Confusion from Parenting
How kids shape their parents’ parenting style – Research Digest
A New Mom’s Honest LinkedIn Profile – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
How Harvey Karp Turned Baby Sleep Into Big Business – The New York Times
In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience – The New York Times
The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry | News | The Guardian
Reminder: Your Daughter Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at The Holidays.
The Sugar High Is Actually Just a Parenting Myth — Science of Us
Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults – The Atlantic
We’re really bad at judging risk to kids. We’re really good at judging parents. – The Washington Post
The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play! – The New York Times
Opinion | How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off – The New York Times
Opinion | The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read – The New York Times
Opinion | What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages – The New York Times
Putting Your Baby to Sleep: Some Advice and Good News – The New York Times
Why My Young Daughter Is So Much Better at Learning Chess Than I Am
What Hundreds of Studies Don’t Say About Birth Order and Personality – Big Think
Avoiding Peanuts to Avoid an Allergy Is a Bad Strategy for Most – The New York Times
Opinion | Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared? – The New York Times
#6 Broccoli | Surprisingly Awesome
Teach Kids to Daydream – The Atlantic
Anxious Parents Can Learn To Prevent Anxiety In Children : Shots – Health News : NPR
How Schools Are Handling An ‘Overparenting’ Crisis : NPR Ed : NPR
Mark Duplass on Instagram: “Some thoughts on time travel.”
We Need to Talk About ‘The Giving Tree’ (10/17/19)
The Exhaustion Is Real (11/6/19)
Mom Illustrates Hilariously Honest Comics Depicting the Daily Struggles of Parenting (11/11/19)
My Three-Month-Old’s Guide To Sleep Training Your Parents (1/3/20)
Congratulations, Parents: Winter Break Is Over (1/9/20)
My Three-Month-Old’s Guide To Sleep Training Your Parents (1/3/20)
Volume 2, Issue 29: Love and Death (1/21/20)

September 25, 2019