Finds of the Week:
- Building a Breastfeeding Culture, Breastfeeding Medicine — A look at what it takes for mothers to breastfeed successfully. “To change a behavior, an individual needs to answer two questions: “Is it worth it?” and “Can I do it?” Too often, in breastfeeding, we stop with one question, and then wonder why our intervention doesn’t work.”
- Do We Really Need A Second Inauguration?, NPR — Questioning whether we really need all of the pomp and circumstance, especially in our current economic situation
- Maisie Kate Miller’s passive resistance, pigtail style, tames a bully and shows us how, Washington Post — A 15 year-old fights back against bullying.
- Move Over Babies! Similac Now Pumping Formula for Moms!?, Weighty Matters — I am just unbelieveably speachless. The lengths formula companies will go to to convince people the need something they don’t.
- Parenting Styles Defined In New Report On ‘Family Culture’, Huffington Post — A new study identifying and describing four different types of parenting styles, which are “not a system you choose, but an outgrowth of who you are; you don’t select it as much as you let it find you.”
- Proposition 37 take-home lesson: the power of money in politics, Food Politics — Proposition 37 failed despite increasing consumer concern about GMOs
- Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning, NPR — “I think that from very early ages we [in America] see struggle as an indicator that you’re just not very smart,” Stigler says. “It’s a sign of low ability — people who are smart don’t struggle, they just naturally get it, that’s our folk theory. Whereas in Asian cultures they tend to see struggle more as an opportunity.” In Eastern cultures, Stigler says, it’s just assumed that struggle is a predictable part of the learning process. Everyone is expected to struggle in the process of learning, and so struggling becomes a chance to show that you, the student, have what it takes emotionally to resolve the problem by persisting through that struggle.”
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30 Days of Thanks
Today I am thankful for free food from The Brotherhood, which allowed me to feed Nora and myself a healthy dinner with absolutely no effort or clean-up.
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