This week’s most popular posts from Raising Kvell, in case you missed them.
- The Slide: A Cautionary Tale. Alexis had heard that it can be dangerous to ride down a slide with your toddler in your lap, but it wasn’t until her own daughter fractured her tibia that she realized the experts were right.
- Hebrew School is Awesome, Really. Many parents feel traumatized from their own Hebrew School experiences and don’t bother sending their own kids now. But this Hebrew School teacher would like to remind you that it can really be a great thing.
- Why I Wouldn’t Let My Son be Labeled Special Needs. Alina’s son was diagnosed with an Auditory Processing Disorder and was encouraged to sign him up for special benefits at school, like extra time for taking standardized tests. She refused, and explains why.
- You Can’t Shame a Woman into Breastfeeding. When a woman is truly struggling with breastfeeding, rattling off facts, statistics, and common tropes like “breast is best” won’t help. We need to look women in the eyes and tell them that they are good mothers.