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Jun 17, 2016

Quote BubbleEnergy up! We're talking judgment over coffee on this week's Parenting Roundabout episode. Here's a road map to our conversation.

01:05 Intros and What's New With You — We're all a little sleepy, to be honest, after a weekend of sun and heat and Special Olympics and skate camp and being stuck inside with a six-year-old. We'll try to keep it going, though. We're professional that way.

6:40 Taking on Mean Girls ... or Not — A Mashable blog post about a woman who was so disturbed by the conversation of some teen girls in a coffee shop that she bought them some coffee, sent them a concerned note, and wrote all about them on the Internet got us thinking about whether we'd judge and confront in such a situation.

15:30 Wait, Now You're Listening in on ME? — Speaking of people hearing kids say mean-girl things and correcting them ... you don't suppose people are listening to our conversations that way, do you? Bad enough that our kids can hear us even when we're hiding in that closet under the stairs, whispering.

25:08 Interview Rerun: Charlie Zegers — From last summer, we bring you a chat about structuring summer for kids with special needs. It's not like you're not going to have that same problem this summer, y'know?

37:32 Shameless Self-Promotion — Amanda has an article on The Importance of Showing Empathy for Your Child (With Learning and Attention Issues); Terri will have a post reflecting on her Special Olympics weekend on her Parenting Isn't Pretty blog; Nicole offers some inclusion resources that teachers need to know about; and Catherine has some sidewalk-chalk games to recommend.

Thanks as always to Jon Morin for producing our podcast and for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.