Each week so many interesting reads come across my feed that I want to share. It is truly impossibly difficult to sometimes choose which ones to include here.
That being said, here is my review for last week. I will try to post these each Friday for weekend reading…instead of a summer novel.
My favorite by far, is this article about keeping your child safe from ticks and Lyme Disease while they go off to camp. I am amazed I did not research this one myself as I am obsessed with all diseases that could affect my kids and now my grandchild. I admire this mom’s approach to prevention against a very serious disease threat.
The season of sleep-away camp is upon us, and in our house that means it’s time for the yearly pesticide ritual.
How are you raising your kids and grandkids? Do you encourage their dreams or are you more of a realist? Personally, I love to dream and think that it is nice not to thwart creativity by being too much of back to reality thinker especially when it comes to children.
My parents never allowed me to set boundaries on my aspirations. They encouraged travel, they pushed me into new experiences, and they never laughed at any of my lofty goals, even when they knew my dreams were outside the bounds of reason. They listened as I spoke of opening an orphanage in Russia, of writing ten best selling books before I turned 30, and of somehow still getting that ever elusive Oscar.
Now this is going to be a very controversial case. But the sad fact here is that many kids unfortunately die in hot cars during the summer months because they are left for even a short time alone in a sweltering vehicle. Please never leave a child alone in a vehicle for any reason as it is simply not safe and in many states it is illegal and you could be charged with child endangerment.
To the authorities in suburban Cobb County, the vehicle is the place where Justin Ross Harris murdered his 22-month-old son, Cooper, by leaving him in a rear-facing car seat for about seven hours on a warm Southern day.
These are my top three selections for review this week. I hope that you get a chance to click on at least one if not all and that you enjoy reading them. Each week I will try and select some good articles that relate to parenting, kids and various other topics.
Look for “My Weekly Review” each Friday!
I agree that the story of the hot-car death in Atlanta is an important read. The case has been gaining a lot of publicity lately and is quite controversial. It is sad that it has become so polarized, either vilifying the father, criticizing the mother, or speculating on secret plots, etc. Ultimately, a child is dead and getting angry at this point isn’t going to help. Too many people don’t realize the danger of leaving a child in the car on a hot day, even for a little while. Time would be better spent on educational news articles that warn parents to be careful and providing statistics on these occurrences instead of the press using a child’s death as a tool to drive a media frenzy.
I totally agree! Hot cars are deadly especially to children and pets. There are so many missed learning opportunities in the media frenzy.