Monthly Archives: April 2018

Re-post: Sharenting – why parents need to think before they post

Standard

Sharenting is a parent’s decision. No doubt. I look at it through my kid’s eyes: would she want the digital identity my sharing would create? The child’s safety and wellbeing are any parent’s main concerns. All we need to do is: Think before posting.

Some parts of this article resonated with me:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sharenting-why-parents-need-think-before-post-steve-blakeman/ by Steve Blakeman

Advertisements

“The gift of presence, The perils of advice” – re-post

Standard

One of most beautiful pieces I read in a while, written humbly, soul-touching:

https://onbeing.org/blog/the-gift-of-presence-the-perils-of-advice/ by Parker J. Palmer.

Happy Easter!

Standard

to all who celebrate it today! Love and harmony, peace and prosperity, to all!

For me, Easter is about my grandmother, Maria, and the family traditions she relentlessly kept in most adversarial times she lived in. She put faith and gratitude in every bread she baked, every pie she spoiled us with.

I bake for Easter and paint eggs, as she did, and I know she is smiling , from a distant bright star that is her home now.

“The secret agent and other spy kids” by Allan Zullo

Standard

This book made me realise that the fairytales readings are a stage we moved through. It is the true stories now that fascinate my kid. She chose from her Scholastic offer “The secret agent and other spy kids”. The book tells 10 true stories of spy kids from the times of the 1781 Revolutionary War to the two world wars and the war in Korea in 1951. It is a good introduction into certain stages of American history through the stories of real-life teenagers who “left their mark in the shadowy world of espionage” who took risks for their country.

The reading will require an adult help with understanding some of the history and military concepts new at this age. So it can be a nice book reading time spent together.