Parent Co. Daily News For Parents 3/23/16

What we’re reading around the web.

No-Brainer: Paid Leave Equals Breast-feeding Success

Turns out, if a new mom is afforded the time to stay home with her brand new baby, she’s more likely to find success breastfeeding. With her breasts. That are attached to her. Not going to work. NY Mag

How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain

Maybe if we put as much emphasis on teaching kids emotional intelligence as we do reading and math, we’ll never have to suffer through an election season this depressing again. Mindful

How To Be A Better Friend, Even When You’re Busy

Prioritizing friend time is the opposite of selfish. It’s sane making. (Spoken as a woman whose ongoing text thread with several girlfriends has nearly vibrated my phone clear off the counter.) Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Can Three Words Turn Anxiety Into Success?

Researchers suggest we can channel our nerves into totally crushing whatever is working us up by simply trading the word “nervous” to “excited.” I guess they have a point. But we all know how trying to be excited turned out for Jessie Spano in Saved By the Bell… The Atlantic

 

We’re More Honest With Our Phones Than With Our Doctors

Ok, but in our defense, our phones don’t have dreamy blue eyes and a winning set of dimples. The New York Times