• Best Of The Web: May 9-15

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    Contributors: Meghan
    Gearino and Elizabeth Raymond

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

    Lessons to be forgotten! Here are nine
    dangerous things we are all taught in school
    …best to forget if you want to
    thrive outside of the classroom. (Forbes)

    Does your kid love dinosaurs? This little one sees a
    prehistoric T-Rex…and heads for the hills. His parents caught
    it all on tape
    . (Gawker)

    The latest in bullying: One Indiana teen is facing possible
    expulsion after his mother sends
    him to school with a stun gun
    in order to protect himself against bullies.

    Hear Annie Urban’s reaction
    to the New York Times’ article about
    the debate between motherhood and feminism. Find out why she thinks the
    discussion needs to be reframed. (Ph.D.
    In Parenting

    In light of their new movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting, see what stars like Cameron
    Diaz and Jennifer Lopez have to say to Redbook
    about motherhood.

    Proof that kiddos really do bring us so much joy: Check out two
    new studies
    by the Population Association of America indicating that
    parents are overall happier than non-parents. (USA Today)

    Check out this round-up of
    super-stylish maternity looks just in time for summer! (Refinery 29)

    Post readers
    weigh in on the excessively tan NJ mother
    who allegedly brought her
    daughter into a tanning both. (NY Post)

    and Sweden top
    the list. Japan
    is last. Check out the 30
    best countries in which to be a mom
    ! (The Huffington Post)

    This first-grade boy was suspended from school for sexual
    harassment after singing a song with the lyric, “I’m
    sexy and I know it
    .” Mom is outraged. But who is to blame? (CNN)

    One more reason to make sure you’re on top of your game and
    get help when you need it: Studies show that a parent’s depression can
    have lasting effects on children
    . (New
    York Times

    Beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak died this week at
    the age of 83. Read this touching
    and comprehensive look at the man
    who viewed childhood through his own
    unique lens. (Yahoo)