Aug 7, 2015
Now that you’re all transitioned into and adjusted to the summer routine, surprise! Time to transition back to school. We started our group chat by lamenting all the disruption ahead of us -- kids moving out, kids refusing to enter uninviting middle-school buildings, parents jostling for backpacks, the need to call and harrass special-education administrators daily, and our desire for a more comprehensive Amazon Prime service that would eliminate that kind of hassle from our lives.
After such a stressful topic, we took it easy with a fun parenting quiz devised by Catherine to stump the rest of us. We were asked to identify whether a particular parenting quote was from an actual parenting "expert" or a humor site, and later to identify which title in a list of parenting books came out of Catherine's head. Congratulations to Nicole for getting a perfect score in our first test period. Terri and Amanda look forward to getting our revenge in future contests.
Finally, we shared our recommendations. Nicole pointed us toward a post on her website on "10 Ways to Teach Social Skills in Your Classroom"; Amanda also touted her own work, an Understood.org post on "How to Avoid Being Overprotective of Your Child"; Catherine passed on the names of her sources for the humorous selections of her quiz, Los Feliz Daycare, the Onion's After Birth section, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency; and Terri suggested following her list of entertainment Tweeters so you too can follow television critics at the TCAs.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for producing our episode and Kristen Eredics for our happy in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.