• Best Of The Web: March 21-27

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love


    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
    )