* Dealing with kids can be a negotiation of sorts at times. Based on the book “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk,” along with one parent’s professional skills, here is a step-by-step guide to negotiating with your children by helping them to deal with their emotions and engage cooperation. Interesting stuff!
* Our friends across the pond are going baby-crazy as they wait for their Duchess to give birth… This anticipation has given us two great articles this week, based on the lovely and glowing Kate (“how does she do it?!”) Here are some great exercise tips for keeping fit during your pregnancy and an additional round of workouts designed for getting back in shape with the help of a baby stroller!
* Here is an interesting story about Mindful Parenting – a mindful mother discusses the art of “learning to refocus our attention” in a way that enables us to see past the anxiety or (natural) worries we have as parents, and cultivate an attitude of acceptance. (Plus, it’s set at the beach, which gave it a soothing accompanying mental visual.) 🙂
* A study by the University of Oregon indicates a correlation between parental involvement and a child’s ability to work well in the classroom – it may sound obvious to some (?) but apparently this was one of the first and only studies made on the subject. For the details and interesting findings – read the full report here.