~THE WEEKLY READER~September 19, 2011~
~The Weekly Reader~
September 19, 2011
The best parenting tips, stories, and articles from around the blogosphere! Grab a cuppa and enjoy!
~Quote of the week~
“With tears flowing down her cheeks, she bowed her sweet little head and simply said, “Jesus. Mommy. Daddy.” As she drifted off to sleep in my arms it struck me that such a simple prayer from a child’s heart could move the hand that created the universe.” via Emerging Mummy
~Christian parenting post of the week~
~Science/Psychology news of the week~
“Your mouth is very sensitive, and the process of eating is more complicated than you may realize. Think about trying to swallow something when your mouth is numb from a dental procedure. For children with sensory processing challenges, eating can be similarly uncomfortable or even painful. Most children go through periods of extreme pickiness and may even skip some meals. Sensory processing problems can intensify these tendencies for young children.”
~Heartbreaking…You can help!~
“In Somalia, children are stumbling along for days, even weeks, on dangerous roads and with empty stomachs in search of food and water. Their crops failed for the third year in a row. All their animals died. They lost everything. Thousands are dying along the road before they find help in refugee camps.” via A Little Bit of All of It
“A couple of people referred me to the book Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. I had never heard of the book, but as soon as I read the tagline I was floored: “What if God designed marriage to make us holy instead of happy?” Without even cracking it open, I already knew I agreed with every word (and yes, I highly recommend getting the book). Your marriage is designed to teach you something so profound and perspective-altering, and surprisingly little of it has to do with what you feel.” via Black and Married with Kids
~Extra! Extra! Extra! of the week~
My mom believed that reading is reading. She went to the ends of the earth to provide her students with every possible option in reading material, comic books included. Which, of course, worked to get her students reading. The truth is children need both variety and choice to become readers. Comics can be the variety children need and not just for reluctant readers. Of course, if comics get a reluctant reader reading, like in this story about Rose written by her mom, author Victoria Hanley, great!” via Imagination Soup
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