A few things that caught my eye over the past few weeks:
Best Practices for Raising Kids? Look to Hunter-Gatherers, Newsweek and The Daily Beast
Baby Formula Ads in Sweden May Soon be Banned from Featuring Babies, Huffington Post (Nov. 8, 2012).
When I posted this link on FB, the headline was: Will This Law Make Moms Feel Like Failures? Which is outrageous, in my opinion. Why isn't the question: Will this law help more mothers breastfeed successfully, and for longer?
Are there aspects of mothering that can make you feel like shit? Yes. Quite a lot of them, actually. Should you refuse to keep trying at something for the absolute health of your baby just because you feel like a failure? Um, no. Sucking it up so your baby can come first is called Motherhood. Should there be training and resources in place so that mothers can be supported and successful in this often difficult aspect of the journey? Yes, yes, yes. And if it takes a law to generate an upswell in community support, then, well, that's one way to go. That's my opinion, anyway.
Is the Medical Community Failing Breastfeeding Moms? Time (Jan. 2, 2013)
Spoiler alert: The answer is yes. Duh.
How to Overcome Neediness, Huffington Post blogs (Nov. 15, 2012)
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Listening for Understanding, The Attached Family (Dec. 31, 2012)
Education Stories that Resonated in 2012—and will matter in 2013, Washington Post Answer Sheet (Dec. 31, 2012)
Robbed, Washington Post Answer Sheet (Jan. 2, 2013)
Choose a one-word theme for the year, rather than a resolution, Fairy Dust Teaching (Jan. 2, 2013)
Denying recess should not be used as a discipline tool, USA Today (Dec. 31, 2012)