Monday, April 11, 2011
links & etc.
First, does anybody know what this is? It's a Sikh thing, it's on peoples' cars and windows a lot here (I live in a pretty Sikh neighbourhood) but we don't know the significance of it. It's a man holding a spear thing.
Pictures from our nature jaunt earlier:
Baby-Led Weaning - I'm into it! I sort of knew this from Julia's stories, but it's so different when you face it yourself. Tony and I have been discussing this a lot because of my anxiety about his 6-month appointment last week ... Ambrose just doesn't seem to be ready, and we don't want to push him. Why waste the food? Why make him mad? Why waste our time? He's getting so much good stuff from my milk, and he has iron, more than some babies, because we did delayed cord clamping - so why rush a natural process? Babies "in the wild" didn't get to use food processors, and nobody told wild mamas to separate egg whites from yolks or any of that stuff. Think about it! Anyway I am into this website and can't wait to share it with T-bone.
Mmm, mango pit left from Daddy's breakfast...
A Poem from the Middle of the Night with Baby - beautiful.
HealthyStuff.org - a handy third-party compilation of a variety of products and their safety level, with problems explained. Scary and informative, eh. Thinking a lot about switching to natural toys only, and doing a purge... We shall see.
Hypnobabies - everybody who uses the internet has probably heard of hypnobabies, and I know of some people (internet acquaintences) who've used it successfully, but it remains very mysterious to me. I thin I'm sort of into it, though. Maybe for the next baby.
Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!" - LOL. It's so true, it's so ubiquitous, and it rubs me the wrong way. If you don't see the problem and need data, here's a snippet:
Mary Budd Rowe, a researcher at the University of Florida, discovered that students who were praised lavishly by their teachers were more tentative in their responses, more apt to answer in a questioning tone of voice ("Um, seven?"). They tended to back off from an idea they had proposed as soon as an adult disagreed with them. And they were less likely to persist with difficult tasks or share their ideas with other students."
at 7:55 AM