1. A fascinating story about balancing risk, imagination, free play, independence, and parental instincts through a new kind of playground in : “The Overprotected Kid” by Hannah Rosin, The Atlantic.
2. Finding comfort in an autism diagnosis: : “Why My Daughter’s Autism Diagnosis Was a Relief’ by Shanell Mouland, HuffPost Parents
3. April is Poetry Month, here is a great book selection that mixes poetry and dogs:
Once I Ate a Pie
By Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, illustrated by Katy Schneider (HarperCollins Children’s)
Celebrated Newberry Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan brings the loving, loyal and sometimes mischievous personalities of dogs to the center stage in this heartwarming book. Perfect for dog lovers and a great introduction to poetry for children.
4. Towards the end of the school year, we all could use some new ideas for packing school lunches. Try 100 Days of Real Food, “Nut-Free School Lunch Ideas”
5. More in preschool admissions confessions and “exmissions” : “If Ivy League Is the Endgame, I’m Not Sure I Want to Play” by Judy Batalion, New York Times Motherlode.