Top Articles of the Week

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It’s Friday, and as a little wrap-up before the weekend, we’d like to share a few articles we came across that helped us, inspired us or just made us feel something meaningful.

Accepting my Dad’s Limitations a post by Sam Kurtzman-Counter, President of The Mother Company, for TMC
In it, she reflects on her complicated relationship with her Dad. It was only when she accepted him for exactly who he was (and wasn’t) when a real connection began.

Fun Ways to Help Kids Avoid the Summer Slide a post on Target’s blog, A Bullseye View
Amy Mascott of Teach Mama and We Teach and Kara Fleck of Simple Kids tackle the dreaded, “summer slide.” That is, losing all the learning that was absorbed during the school year. This piece offers up ten different ways to both enjoy the freedom of the season and retain all the good stuff learned at school.

The Flight from Conversation an op-ed by Sherry Turkle, The New York Times
Look around the playground and you’ll see this rampant profile: Neck bent down and hands lifted holding a small screen into which eyes stare. For us parents, we must ask ourselves what is our relationship to tech modeling for our children? Sherry Turkle dives deep into the culture of our plugged-in society, and asks the question, while we’re more connected then ever, do we know how to simply converse?

Run your Home Like you Run your Business a guest post by Sam and Abbie for dot complicated, a blog by Randi Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg and her mom friends, many of whom successfully hold high-powered management positions, feel their child management skills are severely lacking. Abbie and Sam, cull together their early childhood development expertise to turn parenting tools into corporate speak.

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