Weekend Reads 9.10.11

Weekend Reads usually contain links to articles and activities that have caught my eye over the week.  This week’s installment is a little different.  First off, I’ve finally fallen prey to the awesome abyss that is Pinterest.  It’s a great way to quickly record, organize, and swap wonderful ideas you find online.  You can find me there by searching “Amanda Morgan @ NotJustCute”.  (There’s probably a better way, but I’m new here...)  Preschool activities are categorized with NJC at the beginning so that you can find them all together and don’t have to go through my pins for cool hair dos and crock pot dinners.

If you’d like to learn more about Pinterest yourself, check out these great posts that got me going from my bloggy buddy Megan Teitz at Sorta Crunchy: 

Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide

Pinterest: More Tips and Tricks and FAQs

Secondly, for the article portion, I’m doing something a bit different.  I’m lucky enough to get together now and then with a fantastic bunch of ladies for a book group.  This past month we met, not to discuss one book, but to discuss and compare a selection of books with roots in a wide range of parenting philosophies.  As most people only read one or two of the books on the list, I shared a smattering of articles from each of the authors to give a sample of each one.  So I thought I’d share it with you as well.  (Please note this isn’t necessarily an endorsement of any one book, but an interesting look at the different perspectives.)

Happy Reading!

 Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

 Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think By Bryan Caplan

 Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) by Lenore Skenazy

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  1. Pingback: Saturday Links – Let Crying Babies Cry and Parenting Theory Shortform | Unified Parenting Theory

  2. Once again, thanks for a great discussion and providing these great links! And I love the idea of pinterest, but haven’t had time to get started, so thanks for those links too!

  3. I love that a lot of your links are to NPR :-) I’ve read 3 of the 4 books and will add “Selfish Reasons…” to my TBR stack. Thanks!

  4. Amanda, you can send people directly to your profile with a designated url!
    http://pinterest.com/notjustcute/

    When I first start up on Pinterest somewhere in their intro copy they say, “Pinterest is what you make of it.” I would like to try and get people commenting and talking on top of pinning. I hope you are willing to participate in this experiment which I fondly call The Parent Watercooler:
    http://pinterest.com/zina/the-parent-water-cooler/

    I agree it is an awesome abyss! {Love it}

  5. Thank you so much for linking to my Pinterest posts, Amanda! I’m glad you are having fun there. It really can be SO very useful!

  6. Can you send me a pinterest invite?

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