Wee Bits: Drop-Off Date Nights, Marie Kondoing Toys, Mummer Mysteries, Co-Sleeping Commentary and More

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Here’s a reason to renew that Zoo membership: Drop-off date night! 

Love this sweet little comic strip, from the New Yorker: “What is parenting if not an exercise in eating your own words?” True that.

Cool little story from The Tribune about a Philly school that has 10 times number of black male educators as your average city school (and waaaay more than the national average, too). (Plus: why that matters.)

I debated posting this because the mere thought is so depressing/horrifying, but, well, it’s timely, unfortunately. So here, from the NYT, is a piece on keeping kids safe from abuse at the doctor’s office. 

From Reader’s Digest (and from Glennon Doyle Melton), a piece about one teacher’s brilliant way to suss out which kids are lonely, which kids bullied, which kids are bullying — a practice she’s used since the Columbine shooting.

Heads up, mamas: Julie Lythcott-Haims, she of TED Talk fame and author of the best-selling How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success is coming to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 PM. (For the uninitiated: You can expect her to talk about practical strategies that highlight the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination for success.) The event is FREE and open to the public — no tickets or RSVPs needed.

There is literally nothing about this mysterious Mummer scandal story in the Inky that I don’t love.

What, like you wouldn’t want to fly with your emotional support peacock?

This homeless services center in Suburban Station sounds amazing.

Via Foobooz: “‘The Shake Shack of Fried Chicken’ Opens On East Passyunk. I’m intrigued!

What’s going to happen to all our DACA teachers? NPR wonders.

From Real Simple: Time to go Marie Kondo on all your kids’ toys. (You know you want to.)