Sunday Surf: Sept. 30-Oct. 13

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaI’m joining Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama for Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog!

For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky.

Happy Surfing!

Parenting articles:
Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set  {NY via Janet Lansbury}

In one study, for example, an experimenter performed five different sequences of three actions each, as a 4-year-old looked on. The sequences would either activate a toy or fail to activate it.

When the children were given the toy, they often performed only the actions required to activate it. They were able to eliminate the unnecessary actions by observation.

Other studies have found that when children are simply taught, they don’t explore and test multiple hypotheses, Dr. Gopnik said, adding:

“There’s a lot of pressure from parents and policy makers to make preschools more and more like schools. This research suggests the opposite.”

Entitlement: the new childhood epidemic  {Today Moms via Positive Parenting Solutions}

It’s OK for kids to be disappointed or feel uncomfortable as they tread through life. In fact, it’s downright necessary. While disappointments might hurt now, even with supportive parents to guide them through, imagine the devastation your kids will feel as adults on their own.

Balancing Screen Time at Home  {Simple Kids}

The best guide that we’ve found for balanced screen time is to model the behavior we want to see. One of the most important steps in creating balanced screen time is for your child to watch you turn off your devices. By creating a balance in your own habits you will help create a natural model for your children to pattern their behavior after.

How the silly things kids say show they’re learning  {Amanda Morgan at Simple Kids}

These mistakes show us the child is capitalizing on salient characteristics to categorize the item or word. The resulting word may not be right, but it shows a growth in observing, understanding, and conceptualizing.

But I Was Spanked and I’m OK…  {Code Name: Mama}

Spanking does not teach a child what to do, it teaches a child what not to do.

Fabric Scrap Candy Cane Banner  {Christmas Your Way}
Peppermint Hand Scrub  {Christmas Your Way}
Printable Disguise Kit  {Christmas Your Way}

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