20 November 2009

links for 2009-11-20

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Thanks for sharing the article from Time Magazine. . .

I can only hope to fall somewhere between the two extremes as a parent; it's good to see that people are aware of the dangers of "over-parenting," even though we live in a time when we really can't simply let our children "run free", either.

What a difficult time to be either a parent, or a child!

Angela: Agreed. I linked the article here because I think it's an important topic, but I also think the writer is overly smug -- ridiculing parents who are obviously trying their best. We can judge the over-the-top types as easily as we judge those who neglect their kids. While the majority of us fall between those extremes, who dictates what's "right" in that gray area?

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!


Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here