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.
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.
- 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.
Just posted my giveaway book! pic.twitter.com/GH57u3J7Ms
— Bronwyn Joy (@JOTFabulist) September 29, 2014
- 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
- I’ve already shared Kirsty’s post on facebook, but it’s worth sharing again: this is a great insight about kids who ruffle our feathers, and also about the expat “village”.
- They surf rivers in Munich. Yes.
- Hands up if you’ve ever caused a riot at Tiananmen Square? And made it home for buns and tea.
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?)