Having Only One Child

[amazon asin=1451626959&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only.
Topic:
The freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one.
Issues: What are only children really like? Debunking stereotypes and myths about “onlies”; the benefits to children, relationships, and society of having–and being–an only child.

Debunking Myths about Only Children + Unlocking the Teenage Brain

[amazon asin=1451626959&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Lauren Sandler, author of One and Only.
Topic:
The freedom of having an only child, and the joy of being one.
Issues: What are only children really like? Debunking stereotypes and myths about “onlies”; the benefits to children, relationships, and society of having–and being–an only child.


[amazon asin=1118343050&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Eric Jensen, coauthor of Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain.
Topic:
Helping underperforming students become lifelong learners.
Issues: Research-based, classroom-tested strategies to strengthen students’ mind, body, and help them become exceptional lifelong learners; how and when to use workarounds; how the brain changes; how increase your student’s effort, build a better attitude, and improve behavior.

Come on, Huggies–you really think dads don’t know when to change diapers?

I’ve been watching the media and its portrayals of dads for two decades. And for most of that time, the media has joyfully portrayed fathers as incompetent buffoons, unable to care for their children or handle even the most basic household tasks. As a guy who’s been a stay-at-home dad and who is actively involved in my kids’ lives, I’ve always found these portrayals offensive.

So now, a good 12 years into the 21st century, Huggies–a company that really should know better–has jumped into the fray with yet another annoying campaign, this one called “The Dad Test.” In one ad, the voiceover says, “To prove Huggies diapers can handle anything, we put them to the ultimate test: dads… alone with their babies….” Really? The implication here seems to be that dads are more likely to leave their babies to stew in their own juices than moms. Otherwise, why would “dads… alone with their babies…” be such a scary prospect?

If you’re interested in getting Huggies to cut the crap (okay, bad pun), sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/we-re-dads-huggies-not-dummies