Monday, January 24, 2011


A couple of interesting links I found recently:

A lot of people assume that "attachment parenting" means following our kids around and doing everything for them. Ganju argues that attachment parenting is about responding to your kids' needs, not obsessively training them to excel. I completely agree -- for me, responding to my kid's needs has meant letting him play a lot on the floor, right from infancy, because that's what he wanted. I have a very independent and curious son -- and the credit for all his accomplishments goes to him, not me!

A Baby's Best Start (Faith & Family)
So I wasn't the only one who thought it was a little contradictory to be pro-choice and anti-spanking or circumcision. True "gentle parenting" means respecting the rights of children from the very beginning.

I don't know if our water is fluorinated, but after reading this, I hope it isn't. The evidence just doesn't support mass supplementation through the water supply.

The author makes a good point -- that we, as a nation, are not "just fine," and we need to change what we're doing instead of assuming that what we've done in the past is working.

Happy reading!


Conquistadora said...

No argument about the fluoride. When I read that they were upping the dosage to accommodate the fact that most Americans don't drink enough water, and that those of us who do are now exposed to "fluoride poisoning," I was ready to write some nastygrams to congressmen.

Sheila said...

Ugh, that is awful. Who needs more industrial poison in our water supply? Not me!

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