January is coming to a close, but we are still rounding up the best parenting posts of 2016 around here. It’s always fun to see what really struck a cord with parents during the year. I’m joining Jenny from The Jenny Evolution to contribute to this round up. Check our her page for all the best parenting post from some of the best parent bloggers on the web.
The Thoughtful Parent’s Top 5 Parenting Posts of 2016
4. The Myth of a Stress-Free Childhood: We all want to protect our kids from stress, but what this article points out is that child development in itself is a bit stressful. Any sort of growth–physical, emotional, etc. can be stressful. This article offers some insight into how we as parents can manage our stress and help our kids do the same.
5. Is There Such a Thing as a “Bad Seed?”: I’m a bit surprised that this article was so popular, but I think it speaks to a common myth we see in mainstream media so I’m glad it received some attention. This article focuses on the myth that we commonly see in news stories that some children are “bad seeds.” That is, the idea that some kids are just maladjusted from the start and parents cannot do much about it. This myth goes against all the science that know concerning the interplay between genetics and a child’s environment. Science tells us that both factors of “nature” and “nurture” are at work in how any child develops.