Here are a few articles that caught my eye this week:
Introverted kids need to learn to speak up at school, The Atlantic (Feb. 7, 2013)
I totally agree with this—with the caveat that scaffolding and support is offered to teach speaking up, rather than demanding it.
Family Inc., Wall Street Journal (Feb. 10, 2013)
Run your family like a business, with a mission statement. Sorry I'm not sure if the link will work.
What does an iPad do to a child's mind? New York Times (March 31, 2013)
The opposite of play isn't work, Teacher Tom, (Apr. 5, 2013)
Discussing the effort of the de-professionalization of teachers
Parents talking about their own drug use to children could be detrimental, EurekaAlert (Feb. 22, 2013)
via Attachment Parenting International
Atlanta test cheating: tip of the iceberg? Washington Post Answer Sheet (Apr. 1, 2013)
If you don't support breastfeeding in public, you don't support breastfeeding, Huffington Post (Apr. 1, 2013)
The new kindergarten: Kids write 'informative' reports, Washington Post Answer Sheet (Apr. 3, 2013)
Is organic milk healthy? Homemade Mommy (Dec. 4, 2012)
Today's quote, via Literate Kids on Facebook:
"The problems many children have are actually generated by too much time spent in environments in which children are expected to "behave." When a restricted environment isn't balanced out by an hour or more a day when children can run hard, laugh hard, wrestle, be daring, and engage in spontaneous play, the strain shows in their behavior." —Patty Wipfler, Hand in Hand Parenting