From the latest news to memes, and from tips to confessionals, we look at the thought-provoking, inspirational, or funny pieces being shared and talked about on the Internet this past week.
Internet Buzz #1: Dads Warming The Cockles of Your Heart
Kids’ concerts not cool enough? Don’t pigeon-hole these adorable dads, who are enjoying music and quality time with their daughters at a Little Mix concert.
— Neil Cooley (@neilcooley) June 26, 2017
Internet Buzz #2: No Reward for Perfect Attendance
Your child wins a perfect attendance award, but you won’t let him accept it. UK mom Rachel Wright sparked a parenting debate on Facebook after writing a post about her son achieving a 100 per cent attendance at school. Writing on the Facebook page for her blog, Born at the Right Time, Wright said her child would not be accepting this award for several reasons, one being “we don’t reward luck” and the “100% Attendance Awards can demonise the weakest.” Part of her reasoning stems from the fact that she has an eldest son who is severely disabled, she writes: “In this family you are not shamed for ill health, vulnerability or weakness.”
Internet Buzz #3: The Children Most Likely to be Bullied by Their Own Friends
Wondering if your child is being bullied, or is a bully to others? Two studies published in June indicate that overweight or obese children are more likely to have “frenemies” than non-overweight children. This article discusses the topic, and how you can stop weight stigma as a parent.
Internet Buzz #4: Does Your Child Prefer the Nanny?
But he batted my hand away and called out for Dora, his nanny. “I want Dora to rub my back,” Benny said. “Get Dora.” A mom talks about the sting of knowing her child sometimes preferring the nanny to her.
Internet Buzz #5: What Happens When You Yell At Your Child
Guilty of yelling at your child once in a while? If you wonder what happens to your child when you yell, this article (and its comments) on Fatherly.com may or may not make you feel better. “Parents who constantly yell in the house make that behaviour normal for a kid, and they’ll adapt to it. Dr. Markham notes that if a child doesn’t bat an eye when they’re being scolded, there’s too much scolding going on.”