Personalized puzzles and raising a mean kid. These (and more!) are the links I loved this week.
Photo by Jennie Canzoneri
My kiddo (pictured above; isn't he too cute?) is becoming interested in puzzles, although interested sometimes translates to "likes to toss puzzle pieces at his mama's face." But when he does (occasionally) sit and focus on the puzzle at hand, you practically see the wheels turning in his cute, little head. So, this fantastic, handmade puzzle
from Pink and Green Mama
inspired me, with taped family pictures under the pieces. I love, love, love it!
No one wants to raise a mean kid! But how do you avoid it? I thought this was a nice reminder for parents from author Rosalind Wiseman
(author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the book that inspired the movie Mean Girls
). Wiseman tells parents to remember that they count and their kids do care what they think. So, don't forget, even with your small kids!
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