Petal’s Weekly Picks for Top Parenting Stories: The Formula, Toothbrushing and Climate Change

by | Feb 15, 2019 | Picks of the Week | 0 comments

This has been a wonderful week! I am so grateful for the outpouring of support from friends after sharing the news that I am launching my podcast Parenting for the Future. I am thrilled that so many of us are excited to learn together about how to prepare our children to thrive in a changing world.

As I do my research, I’ve been coming across so many interesting parenting articles. I’ll be posting stories daily on my Facebook page, Twitter feed and Pinterest boards, and featuring a weekly round-up on the blog.

Here are my picks for the top parenting stories this week

These Experts Think They Have ‘The Formula’ For Raising Super Successful Kids
The authors of “The Formula” urge parents to be students of their own children and encourage early academics as long as their children are receptive to it.

Too Much Screen Time Can Have Lasting Consequences for Young Children’s Brains
Managing screen time is one of the biggest challenges of modern parenting. This study found that too much screen time can have negative effects on young children’s development, including memory, attention and language skills.

Thousands Of Teens Have Gone On Strike From Schools Across Europe To Demand Action On Climate Change
Thousands of European teens are showing that they are worried about their future, and they are frustrated that the adults in charge aren’t doing enough to combat the environmental crises.

Inside ‘Sesame Street’ And Its Mission To Raise Resilient Kids
Happy 50th anniversary to Sesame Street! It’s amazing to see how the show has evolved throughout the decades but remained true to its mission of making quality early education accessible for every child.

San Diego nonprofit breaks ground on world’s first community for people with special needs
This inclusive and empowering 20-acre facility for adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be the first of its kind.

Books You’ll Want to Read to Your Kids (Over and Over)
This is a wonderful book list from Lifehacker for the five-and-under crowd. If there’s an older sibling, try to gently sway them to listen to these great read-alouds.

Why Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office
This New York Times essay gives us a lot to think about, as parents want both their daughters and their sons to succeed in school and in the workplace.

Help kids be more physically active with these simple tips
With an increased focused on academics at school and often after school, many children aren’t getting enough physical activity. Here are some tips to make sure that your kids get enough exercise.

Kids start brushing too late, use too much toothpaste
Getting toddlers to brush their teeth can be challenging — and they don’t always welcome parental help! This recent study offers some interesting revelations.

Potty-training problems? Boca Raton school promises to teach your child in 4 hours
Whether you think “Potty Training School” sounds brilliant or ridiculous, this school has already had over 3,000 students!