Welcome to today’s Sunday Surf!
- Peaceful solutions for when our kids are angry was reblogged from the archives at Simple Kids.
- Another great post on gentle discipline by Ms. Joanne discusses why to use Time Ins instead of Time Outs
- An Amazing Child hosts guest blogger Anna (whose own site really deserves reading) who shares just how important Nursery Rhymes are!
- Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC writes a frank article on breastfeeding versus formula feeding that exposes how our language affects how we make an important decision about our babies’ life-long health. I haven’t stopped thinking about this one, especially the “inverted language” surrounding breastfeeding information and her discussion on guilt. One of many notable quotes below:
In a recent issue of Parenting magazine, a pediatrician comments, “When I first visit a new mother in the hospital, I ask, ‘Are you breastfeeding or bottlefeeding?’ If she says she is going to bottlefeed, I nod and move on to my next questions. Supporting new parents means supporting them in whatever choices they make; you don’t march in postpartum and tell someone she’s making a terrible mistake, depriving herself and her child.”
Yet if a woman announced to her doctor, midway through a routine physical examination, that she took up smoking a few days earlier, the physician would make sure she understood the hazards, reasoning that now was the easiest time for her to change her mind. It is hypocritical and irresponsible to take a clear position on smoking and “let parents decide” about breastfeeding without first making sure of their information base. Life choices are always the individual’s to make. That does not mean his or her information sources should be mute, nor that the parents who opt for bottlefeeding should be denied information that might prompt a different decision with a subsequent child.
- And finally, Designing SAZON in Your Life reminds us that shifting our thoughts can create the world we want to live in. This quote gave me a kind of a-ha moment:
Prayer is for asking.
Meditation is for receiving.