Monday, February 13, 2012

Recent Parenting Articles

First, a big shout-out to my home state: Washington has signed a gay marriage bill into law. Well done, little WA, well done. I'm proud to be a member of this fine corner of the country.  Let's hope that we continue forward down this path to equality.  

[ok, stepping off my soapbox now]

Secondly, Chris sent me this article last week. It's called: 

Why French Parents Are Superior

While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying 'non' with authority.

It's an interesting read. Check it out here

And one more parenting article, this one a compilation of research on moms that work and moms that are at home. I was pretty pleased with their findings, as I've long been a proponent of mothers finding a happy work/child-care balance that fits their lifestyle. A most excellent read. 

The M.D.: What science says about working moms, and what the heart says

Studies show little difference among children of working or stay-at-home moms. And that holds true when the well-being of the moms themselves is studied.

Happy Monday, y'all!

[oh my god, I can't believe I just said y'all. Did I even spell it correctly?]