Curious Parenting Weekly Digest VI
posted on July 07 2017
TO DISCUSS OVER SPILLED MILK
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.