Bits of September: Barely Managing

I’ve decided my favourite management technique is all of them. When we used logical consequences our kids honed their rhetorical skills. When we used empathy and connection our kids developed their powers of self-expression.

For example P, who is not as convincing with facial expressions, has learnt to fake-cry into a pillow. In this picture, T is just practising.

For example P, who is not as convincing with facial expressions, has learnt to fake-cry into a pillow. (In this picture, T is just practising.)

When we used rewards and punishments our children made great strides in figuring out concepts of value, payment, negotiation, and informational asymmetry. It’s just marvellous to know that no matter what, they’re gaining transferable skills which will carry them into adulthood.

In that spirit, I present you with some links from around the web in September, which I am planning to use in order to teach them how to correctly interrupt someone who is absorbed with their device – a skill of great utility in this twenty-first century.

Me, Elsewhere

  • I posted my giveaway book! Thanks to everyone who joined in (especially those who just clicked the poll because why not). The book is now on its way to Holly of Comedic Grievances who was randomly chosen by Æ even though he didn’t know what he was choosing a random number for at the time.
  • I also guest-posted over at the Creative World Of Varya, as part of her bloggy baby shower, on new mums in Singapore.
  • There were no #randomlimericks this month, so here’s one now:
    A blogger once wanted to see
    Just how short a limerick could be
    She sailed past line two
    Should she stop? What to do?!
    And then ended on five – c’est la vie

You, And Other Awesome Things

With such fascinating stuff on the internet, I might need to stretch the lesson a bit. What have you found in September that’s been difficult to tear yourself away from? (Alt: can you write a shorter limerick?)

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