Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Findings: Civilization Suicide, What's Affecting Our Elections, ADHD, Portrait of a Graduate, and a Little Laundry Secret....

This week has felt like a whirlwind!  I've been on the road more than I've been home and this makes me a little cantankerous.  You see, I actually like being home where I can see my piles dwindle instead of accumulate.  Sadly, the next couple of weeks will be more of the same.  Hopefully, in the long run, it will balance and all be worth it :)

On the web, have you read Our Schools Are Committing 'Civilization Suicide'?  At first glance, it seems a little harsh, but I think he has an excellent point and may it be a wake up call.

After reading the above article, I did some further snooping around on the site and found a couple more intriguing posts...

Americans Don't Read...And That's Affecting Our Elections - this is definitely food for thought!

Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity for ADHD? - I have actually wondered this in the past.  Also, the fact that kids are not allowed to be kids, romping and running in the sunshine, I believe, is a huge contributing factor.  Sadly, I just heard a mom share that her son was misbehaving in school so he will have to stay in for recess to complete lagging school work.  These sorts of stories break my heart as this little boy needs to burn some energy more than anything.  I fear taking away that outlet, recess, is only going to exacerbate the issue.

Lastly, I love what Mystie says in Portrait of a Graduate about educating ourselves so we can be good imitators for our children.  I actually think it goes right along with a couple of the above mentioned posts.  If we expect a love of learning from our kids, then we need to be committed to continuing our education and modeling that attitude.

Do you know about Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Soap?  It's a little old laundry trick that keeps my sanity because we're in the middle of good old Wisconsin mud season here and the boys are loving it...

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