Here’s the links. I’ve been down with a stomach bug most of the week, and didn’t write as much as I normally do, but I had fun with what I did write. The news item of the week, of course, is the NYT snarking on moms who blog.
The Baby Sleep Wars – Strollerderby – The bedtime battle is as old as parenting. You want to sleep. Your kid wants to stay up all night watching cartoons and eating sugary cereal from the box, which is what he’s sure you do after bedtime.
Study Shows How Free Formula Affects Breastfeeding Rates – Strollerderby – A new study of Canadian women reveals that new moms sent home from the hospital with free samples of formula are less likely to exclusively breastfeed.
Can Kids Be Taught To Read – Strollerderby – Probably, you remember being taught to read. Methods vary: children are taught reading by phonics, by memorization of sight words, by Montessori techniques. But pretty much all of us are painstakingly led down the path to literacy by teachers, parents, librarians, and any other adult involved in our early development.
Recess Coaches Teach Kids to Play Nice – Strollerderby – Does your kid know how to play hopscotch? Mother May I? Dodgeball? Is she in peril of spending her recess period lounging under a tree with a friend, not playing any games at all?
Honey, Don’t Bother the Gray Lady. She’s Busy Angering MommyBloggers. - Strollerderby – The New York Times set off a firestorm of criticism in the blogosphere this weekend with a snarky little piece titled, “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand“.