Welcome to the 8th edition of Skeptical Parent Crossing – another exciting episode in the adventures of skeptical parents as they embark on a journey to explore strange new parenting ideas and boldly go where no parent has gone before.
Sonja Stewart from Parenting Squad explores a very thought-provoking subject in Mommy, What’s a God? (and other questions of myth and religion).
David Gross from The Picket Line examines his mental state as an anxious, unsure youth, and is relieved to have developed confidence in his own judgement. He ponders over “how institutions like the public schools seem designed to keep people in an insecure state of stunted ethical immaturity” in The Picket Line — 24 April 2009.
Elizabeth Alexander from How to be a weekend Dad: A Guide for Single Mothers offers a humourous perspective about trying to be a Dad at your son’s ball game (when you’re a Mum) in LESSON EIGHT: Play Ball.
Catherine VanWetter from To The Heart of the Matter says, “The challenges that we face as parents of teenagers, can be extreme, and our teens, whether they know it or not, need us even more. As we step from one era into the next, the challenges that we face as parents can bring us to our knees or, at the least, to the verge of tears. Here are just a few suggestions that I can offer you, to perhaps create a smoother transition though these trying years of both your own and your child’s development.” In To the Heart of the Matter – “Understanding the Teenager in Your Life: From “Disconnect to Reconnect”, she discusses life as a parent to teenagers.
Jenafer from Cage Free Monkeys investigates the effects of artificial food colouring on the temperaments of her children with some interesting results in Eliminating Artificial Food Coloring From Kids Diets– Why Do It and Is It Worth It?.
Emma from Baby-Log talks about life as a parent before and after the baby arrives and how drastically our perspectives can be altered by one little bundle in Before And After the Baby. Emma – I can so identify with you there!
Dan from My Dad Blog shares “an intriguing, inexpensive method to boosts kids’ test scores…and an expensive remedy that doesn’t really work like you might think” in Things that Make your Kids Smarter…and Things that Don’t. Hmmm… isn’t chewing gum in schools against the rules, though? I know we weren’t allowed to chew gum in our school where I was growing up.
I’ve also submitted one of my posts to the carnival questioning the recent precaution on the use of Bonjela in children for teething purposes in Is Bonjela Safe to Use in Teething Children?.
And that concludes this edition. To participate in the next edition of Skeptical Parent Crossing, make sure you submit your article using our carnival submission form. The next edition will be hosted over at AtheistParents.org Blog on the 21st of June. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.