A Round up of parenting articles found on the web this week, paired with photos from around the world courtesy of OMB readers!
11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew by Dr. Stephen Cowan Click here to read
There are so many gems in this piece, that it was nearly impossible to choose just one to highlight. Give yourself the gift of reading the 10 others.
“Mindful parenting begins by listening with an open heart to your child’s life without fear or panic. Studies have shown that a mother’s intuition is more powerful than any lab test in picking up problems. Unfortunately today we are flooded with so much scary information that it interferes with our ability to listen to our own intuition. (Just think of the arrogance of a doctor who acts like he knows your child better than you do!)” Click here to read.
In case you missed this beautiful act of kindness toward a breastfeeding mother, Click here to read.
“So Johnson-Smith threw on a nursing cover and began discreetly breastfeeding her 12-month-old. “I usually don’t like to breastfeed in public because people can be judgmental,” she says. “The waitress kept walking by, and I was worried she didn’t want me nursing in the restaurant.” Eventually, worried that her baby would continue crying, Johnson-Smith left the restaurant and finished nursing in the car. ” Click here to read.
Discipline Strategies: Shopping with a Two Year Old by Love Parenting Click here to read.
“We probably looked quite ridiculous, me chasing him round in my underwear with a face like thunder, him running red faced with his little umbrella giggling like mad. I had lost control of the situation and needed a minute to think of a solution, but he wasn’t giving me a second.” Click here to read.
This is simply spectacular. Thank you to my friend Carole for sharing it with me!
And another spectacular piece:
On OMB this Week:
My Favorite Pins of the Week:
(This may be my favorite of all time!)
My photo of the week:
Have a great weekend everyone!