I enjoyed the book “Nurture Shock” although it wasn’t as groundbreaking as the reviews made it out to be, overall it was an interesting read. Some quick takes:
- Praising children can cause more harm than good and doesn’t necessarily = encouragement/ motivation
- Self-esteem is overrated
- White families don’t talk about race and should
- Sleep deprivation makes children fat not TV
- educational TV is trash perhaps worse than Trash TV
- Children grow into lying not out of it
- Permissive parenting isn’t effective
I hold you
In my arms
And smooth the wrinkles
Takes a picture of us.
I’m getting older
And you so young.
I’ve been busy. How about you? My youngest just turned 6 months and occupies most of my time and all of my heart. And so dear readers, I haven’t had much time to browse the blogoshpere or to write, but I did find this piece by The Thinking Housewife: On Marital Companionship and wanted to share it here. Enjoy!
Last Months’ Photo
In case you missed this list of hate groups Here it is and here’s the list of hateful, hateful: Rad Trads. God help us, St. Jose Luis, Pray for us!
I’m reading “the Birth order book” a section is dedicated to Marriage which I found intriguing. According to it the happiest couple combination is oldest daughter to youngest son (who is not an only son). The most conflictive matches are oldest daughter to oldest son or only daughter to only son.
I’m the oldest daughter in my family and my husband is the oldest son in his, this book was dead on when it came to our strengths and weaknesses. It was uncanny.
So now I’m curious, which birth order are you? Did you marry the same? the opposite?
I finally finished One Fine Day. It really shouldn’t have taken me this long but life (and other books) got in the way. It seemed to drag on a bit and only half way through did I realize that the book was just that, “one day” I get impatient with books that take place in just one day. (I really dislike the movie Casablanca for this reason, heh. ) But it was well written and a thoughtful book. It takes place in strange times, right after WWII, when all the families are adjusting to peace and the middle class struggles with their lowered standard of living. The introduction in my Virago modern classics edition was good, I enjoyed it more than the book itself.
What I’m reading now:
Birth Order Book
The Calls of Fatima
What are you reading? What have you finished recently? Recommendations?
Apparently Mutual attraction wins and chastity loses, good health also takes a hit.
The marital debt was never once mentioned in our marriage prep classes or our marriage prep counselling. It’s helpful to know these things. I find it odd how we can talk in great detail (and in mixed company) on the ins and outs of NFP and not even once mention the marital debt. Here’s a good article on the matter.