We’ve rounded up newsworthy parenting stories, vids, trends, and tips for busy, tuned in parents. Family travel hacks, 18 amazing sleep remedies, how one man saved two million babies’ lives, and more!
Children left in cars is more common that you may realize. And it’s often a horrible mistake — stress, fatigue, many factors can contribute to this potentially fatal oversight. That’s why this invention, reported in the Huffington Post link above and briefly demonstrated in the video below, is a major win in child passenger safety.
“For air travel: bring along empty water bottles for all, then fill up at a fountain after security.” They charge a mint for water at airports. That’s money right there! I wish I had thought about some of these before, especially the “smartphone in Ziplock bag at beach” one (facepalm simple, yet genius). Lots to make summer vacation more vacation-y.
In the video below, Sesame Street’s Vice President of research and evaluation explains the educational techniques behind this Cookie Monster skit and how it makes your kids smarter.
Meet James Harrison, a 78-year-old Australian man who has donated blood nearly every week for the past 60 years . . . despite not liking needles or the sight of blood. James has saved two million babies’ lives by donating blood. One person. One selfless act once a week. Two million lives and all the lives that love those babies changed forever.
In this article on gender equality for men in education, YMC reports, “Having a male perspective enhances children’s education” and “now . . . is the safest time in human history.” Yet, parents are “paranoid” and dedicated male educators are suffering for it.