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4 May 2013

Five Ways To Teach Your Kids About Sexual Development {The Gospel Coalition}
If your son or daughter does not want to kiss or hug you or someone else do not force the exchange. Instead teach them to say, “No thank you.” They can give a high five or wave hello or goodbye. Encourage your children to seek help when something feels uncomfortable for them. It may take awhile for extended family members to catch on to this new trend in relating, so you as your child’s advocate will need to explain what is allowed and not allowed.

New Zealand says no to bizarre baby names 4Real, Juztice and Lucifer {The Telegraph}
The list of 77 names reveals one child was set to be called “Anal” before the Department of Internal Affairs vetoed the proposal, while another narrowly avoided being dubbed “.” or full stop.

The 13 Creepiest Things A Child Has Ever Said To A Parent {BuzzFeed}
My three-year-old daughter stood next to her new-born brother and looked at him for a while, then turned and looked at me and said, “Daddy, it’s a monster … we should bury it.”

I’m not sure what it says about me that I laughed so hard at these.

The Parenting Myth That Drives Me Crazy {HuffPost}
And, fine, maybe we can find pockets of truth in these exaggerated stereotypes, but most childless people can find enough competent Dads and rational, hygienic Moms to give them hope. By now the caricatures are looking pretty transparent. Yet there’s one parenthood myth that’s continuing to masquerade as fact and it must be stopped. It’s found in TV scripts, advertising messages, and casual conversations among parents:

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