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The sad reason why so many mothers take selfies with their kids {@ The Sydney Morning Herald}

Permission granted to take selfies and ask other people to take your photo, with and without your kids:
Given the number of selfies mothers take with their kids, we can only assume that many women do want to document their lives with their children. We don't want to be invisible in our family histories and, since nobody else seems willing to take the photos, we have to do it ourselves.
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Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School {@ Slate}

New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire.
Teaching is a very effective way to get children to learn something specific…. But it also makes children less likely to discover unexpected information and to draw unexpected conclusions.

Why might children behave this way? Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental.
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Positive Birth Movement: The Group Making Labour Less Traumatic for Women Across the World {@ Independent}

"Childbirth is nothing like the movies and women are finally speaking out." Great read on the grassroots organization Positive Birth Movement, which aims to take away the fear and provide information to anyone giving birth, regardless of birth choice or experience.
What we need to be talking about is rights in birth, dignity in birth, listening to women and respectful care. Women who experience this usually feel good afterwards, whether they had tea lights and a birth pool or blue lights and surgery.
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Five Benefits to Cosleeping Past Infancy {@ Natural Parents Network}

Many families cosleep, but there are cultural taboos against it. Dionna at Natural Parents Network shares reasons why it's healthy to continue the practice.
Children who cosleep are generally more independent and secure, develop close and lasting bonds to their families, and report more happiness and general life satisfaction than children who sleep alone. There are many reasons that sharing sleep with your children is healthy and beneficial even after they’ve started walking, but below are five of the best reasons.
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