This StoryCorps interview between a father and his 9 year old son is the best thing we've heard, probably all month. Except, maybe don't listen when you're driving, because blurry tears could make you hit stuff.
photo credit: Chris McVeigh
Here's theA to Zon what Lego bricks you need and how to assemble them into an Apple watch. (Ugh. Lego, seriously. WHY CAN'T WE QUIT YOU?)
This is a great interview with Daniel T. Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, about his new book, Raising Kids Who Read.
"You should model reading, make reading pleasurable, read aloud to your kid in situations that are warm and create positive associations. But also setting a tone where our family is one where we like to learn new things. We like to learn about the world, and a big part of that is reading. Developing a sense in the child that I am in a family of readers before the child can even read."
Bullying can have long term impact on mental health. These days parents don’t just have to watch for traditional bullying such as physical violence, taunts and social exclusion, we also have to monitor for cyber-bullying. If bullying happens, how can you help?
If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.