March 20, 2012

Best Of The Web: March 21-27


Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By Whitney Casser


Contributors: Meghan
Gearino

Here’s a weekly roundup of parenting articles that piqued
our interest. Enjoy! —

Did you know that March 21 is Single Parents’ Day? We offer a round of applause to those pulling double duty as parents without partners. (About)

When the going gets tough, the tough get blogging. See how
digital mom Audrey McClelland found
support and invaluable information
when her family was going through a very
difficult time. (She Knows)

The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers
last week has a wife who kept
a family blog
that we can probably all relate to. Although conclusions
can’t be drawn, it’s reason to reflect on troop deployment overseas. (New York Times)

Blogger Rhiana Maidenberg considers Mayim Bialik’s new book,
Beyond the Sling, while she ruminates
on why a one-size-fits-all
approach to parenting is unhelpful
. (The Huffington Post)

If you need science to convince you
that you’ll turn out just like your parents, read this article on 7 inevitable ways you’ll age like Ma and Pa.
(Cracked)

A touching video message and a call to parents from Alec
Baldwin–on the cruelty towards elephants
in the circus
. Warning: some of the footage is heart-breaking and
disturbing. (Babble)

It’s no secret that teenagers hit the snooze button a few times before
rolling out of bed in the morning. One Harvard professor argues that a later
school start time is the solution
to sleep deprivation
. (Harvard
School of Public Health
)

One question posed by UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of
Families that has a lot of moms and dads talking: “Why
do American children depend on their parents to do things for them that they
are capable of doing for themselves
?” Researchers at CELF are taking a hard
look at widespread parental behaviors in order to help change them, for the
benefit of the family. (Wall Street
Journal
)

Is your child heading to college in the fall? Make sure you
give them these
useful tips
on how to stay healthy during the best years of their life! (NY Metro)

The world’s most unconventional pop star is turning
domestic! Check out this
video
in which Lady Gaga tells Oprah she strives for a husband and a
“soccer team” of kids. (The Huffington
Post
)

Sixteen years later, the JonBenet
Ramsey
case is still cold. Father John Ramsey has now released a book, The Other Side of Suffering, in which he
discusses the horrible nightmare his family has been through. (ABC News)

One New York City’s
soldier’s love for ballet takes him back to the front lines, this time to teach
young children the art of dance
! (The
Wall Street Journal
)

Is everyone getting a reality show these days? Next up on
this trend: The
Clint Eastwood Family
. (New York
Daily News
)

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