Friday, September 23, 2011

The Meta-Report - 9.23.11

In this Family Planning-Themed edition of the Meta-Report: 
Family Timing among Gen Xers; 
Pills Gone Wild; and
The Adventures of Fertile Myrtle and the Family Planning...Beads? 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Playful Discipline: A Gentle (and Joyful) Approach to Teaching Our Children

This post was originally intended as a submission for the "Parenting Through Play" Blog Carnival over at the blog Code Name: Mama, but my over-ambitious writing style met with one big, puke-covered obstacle when our entire household got sick - and I missed the deadline. So here it is for your (belated) enjoyment: Playful Discipline!

Play - and its accompanying benefits in childhood development - cannot be underestimated, as I’ve previously discussed. But is it possible to parlay the power of play to help teach and guide our children toward the values and behaviors we want them to have? Can we as parents use play as a form of discipline - and have it actually be effective?

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Meta-Report - 9.9.11

Before our entire household got sick last week, I was following a number of hot topics in the news and blogosphere. Here’s an overdue (but still relevant, I promise!) Meta-Report for your enjoyment.

In this week's female-focused edition of Meta-Report:
A Woman's Place;
Pretty Girls Don't Do Homework;
The Cohabitator Procreater