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Curious Parenting Weekly Digest VI

posted on July 07 2017



Parenting articles to inform, inspire and make you laugh

1.The Worst Reason to Homeschool

The Worst Reason to Homeschool

This article about homeschooling tackles the fear parents have of public schools and how this shouldn't be used as a motivator for homeschooling. Fear is just simply bad news. 


2. 10 year old with better make up skills than you

10 year old does amazing make up

I'm sure you've seen the video of a 10 year old boy doing his make up. Its everywhere! Its a great reminder that boys CAN wear make up, and probably do it better than most girls. The most heartwarming part in this video is reading the comments below and how most people are praising his still and asking him to help with their own make up. Its so nice to have such open minded people give support to a young boy. 

3. 7 strange questions that help you find your life purpose 

how to find your life purpose

Want to figure out your calling in life? This article is great for self reflection on what a younger you would do. Often looking back help us solve our problems. It provides a great exercise into asking yourself the right questions.

"Great things are, by their very nature, unique and unconventional. Therefore, to achieve them, we must go against the herd mentality. And to do that is scary."


4. Dear Gwyneth Paltrow we’re not f**king with you we’re correcting you, XOXO Science

An open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow 

 This is an open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow challenging her theories on healthy living that is promoted by her company, Goop. It's always great to see a different perspective on how information is given to us. 



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6. You should’ve asked

You should've asked

 An interesting graphic strip on the woman of the household as being perceived as the 'project manager,' who carries the invisible load of the household chores. By the husband asking "What can I do?" he is merely asking for instructions to do the minimum amount required from him, rather than actually getting stuck in with initiative into the household workload. This can sometimes result in "You should have asked me to help" when something slips through the project managers radar, which is comparable to scolding her for something having not gone to plan. 

Do you agree that our culture portrays women only as mothers and wives? Maybe not so much anymore, however it is true that many women who choose careers and motherhood end up with double the workload when compared to men.


7. 8 Things Kids Need to Do By Themselves Before They’re 13

 The uneasy transition from child to teenager, teenager to adult, and how to make it easier for everyone by avoiding over parenting. For some parents it's about relinquishing control, for others it will be about accepting that their kids have to make mistakes to grow. Giving a child a healthy reminder that you do not work for them can be difficult but necessary as they learn to take on their own responsibilities.



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