We’re already been in the US for 21 days! The first two weeks we were recovering from jet lag and didn’t do much other than running errands. We needed haircuts, health checkups, dentist appointments, clothes… lots of logistics after 20 months in lockdown! Charlie and Olive have been visiting Los Angeles every year (other than in 2020) since they were born, so we’ve done many of the things there are to do. This trip we’re focusing on lots of outdoor activities like hiking trails and camping where we can avoid large crowds and indoor spaces. It’s been unseasonably warm, so I think we still have time to squeeze in some tent camping trips.
These are some interesting parenting links from around the web this week!
F.D.A. Plans to Authorize Pfizer Boosters for All Adults This Week via New York Times
40 Percent Of American Kids Think Hot Dogs And Bacon Are Plants via IFL Science
Some U.S. states dangle cash and scholarships to get children vaccinated. via New York Times
The One Thanksgiving Necessity America Forgot to Stock via The Atlantic
A Frenzy of Book Banning via New York Times
My Teen Struggles with Executive Function via Harvard
Four Character Strengths That Can Help Kids Learn via Greater Good
Without Parental Leave I Might Be Dead via New York Times
Parental Leave is American Exceptionalism at its Bleakest via The Atlantic
What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness via The Atlantic
How to Give Your Child Grit: The Courage and Determination to Try Again and Do Hard Things via Nurture and Thrive
My Teen’s Social Life Means That I Never Stop Driving via Your Teen Mag