No Regrets Parenting and More News

It’s been awhile since I had time to do a Soup Scoop – did you miss it? Since I usually don’t ask rhetorical questions, will tell me what you think?

For Your Nightstand – No Regrets Parenting

The kids have left the nest, and as you reflect on the last 18 years, do you have regrets? No Regrets Parenting by Harley Rotbart, M.D., a dad and empty nester, affirms making the daily moments count so you have no regrets. The book gives us easy, doable ideas; I loved it!

I enjoyed Rotbart’s gentle, compassionate style, the short chapters, and his tried-and-true wisdom like these gems:

“Set aside daily moseying time. Mosey through dinner, mosey for an evening walk after dinner, mosey during story time. The extra few minutes you devote to eating slower, walking slower, and reading slower will give your kids’ brains a breather . . .”

“The truest measure of you as a person may be your calendar.”

“Kids should start several businesses during their childhood, and teaching them how is a marvelous way for you and your kids to spend time together.”

Author, Dr. Rotbart, is a pediatrics specialist and Professor and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Denver.

More Standardized Test Madness

What in the world? This passage from a middle school standardized test confuses everyone – including a Jeopardy champion. Take a look for yourself. It’s bizarro!

These letters between a special needs parent and school are very disturbing don’t you think?

Literacy & Art

Printmaking for Kids (A Round-Up of Ideas)

Check out RIF‘s new Book People Unite and take the pledge for #literacy 

Physical Activity Cube for Kids - looks fun!

DIY Yarn Font - great idea for summer crafting.


Childhood 101′s free play printable 

Interesting

Don’t work. Be hated. Love someone. This makes me think. You?

Did you hear that the Pulitzer Prize group couldn’t agree on a fiction winner? What a bummer!

My Class Notes Blog Posts

Forget College, Save For Prom. (Yes, it’s that expensive!)
Is Homework Driving Your cRaZy? The research and common sense. (You probably know what I’m going to say about this, don’t you?)

Have a great weekend!

~ Melissa