Saturday, May 01, 2010

OGrownups Monthly Summary

We had an AWESOME April. Many new members and some great discussions. Here's a look:

New members: 18
Total members (as of April 30): 220

Topics discussed (in no particular order):

  • Several members posted links to blog posts they'd written
  • Easter/Springtime traditions
  • Family Meetings
  • Thank You Notes
  • Selfishness (teaching kids about pursuing it rationally)
  • Montessori for toddlers
  • Geography Education
  • Prenatal Planning
  • Floor beds for toddlers
  • Extracurricular Activities and Optional Values
  • Montessori and Reading
  • Philosophy and Children in the New York Times
  • Episodic Memory
  • Movie Recommendations
  • Fluoride
  • Manners
  • Science and history author Joy Hakim
  • The movie How to Train Your Dragon
  • Extended Breastfeeding (breastfeeding beyond the first year)
  • Choosing a Birthing Center
  • Book Gems
  • Dealing with Environmentalism
  • Positive Discipline Tool Cards iPhone App
  • Stories about our kids--amusing stories, sharing achievements, etc.

If you find these topics of interest, and if you're interested in Objectivism as applied to parenting and education, come join us! The criteria for joining are listed on the home page. Non-Objectivists are welcome to join as lurkers (just indicate your desire to be a lurker when you answer the membership question).

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