All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.
-Can playgrounds be too safe? In order to prevent skinned knees (and broken bones) our our playgrounds have become quite safe. But are they also too boring? Critics say that modern play spaces “may stunt emotional development, leaving children with anxieties and fears that are ultimately worse than a broken bone.” (New York Times)
-Our own Mayim Bialik does a live taping of The Talk. She rehashes the Chelsea Handler-thinks-I’m-Sara-Gilbert moment with Sara Gilbert! OMG! (Vimeo)
-This mom used Facebook to save her son’s life. When doctors didn’t properly diagnose her 4-year-old’s illness, her social network stepped in to help.(Slate)
-Kveller editor is interviewed about the fate of Jewish names in America. We’ll give you a hint: it has something to do with a little boy named Alef. (Jewish Week)
-In other Kveller news, our resident non-parent editor, Molly, writes here about going on Birthright. At the Western Wall, she thinks about lunch. (Forward)
-For non-Jewish moms raising Jewish kids, things can get complicated. (Though they always have Kveller) (JTA)