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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

June 13, 2019
Let's hear it from the Dads!

Dad Bloggers

Opinion: In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes

The Chore/Success Link

Whimsical, Inspiring Trash Receptacles

Fun Events!
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  Let's hear it from the Dads!

(0 A June 2019) fathers-day2019.jpgHappy Father's Day Dads! I love seeing you everywhere with your families.

We've all seen ads and sitcoms that portray dads as "bumbling idiots." I've never liked them! Imagine reversing roles and portraying moms as doofuses. I wouldn't like that either. There's a glimmer of the pendulum swinging back toward center, as some research indicates that dads and moms together are changing parenting mores. My take on it: whatever works well for your family and positive role modeling for children.

There's a new camp in town: Camp Cake & Bake offered by world renowned cake designer Marina Sousa. Learn more about Marina and her fabulous creations at Just Cake, located in Capitola. In fact, if you're in the market for a cake for dad, call about timing or stop by [712 Capitola Ave]!

Please share our newsletter with new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always our many fun events!

Have a wonderful weekend with family and friends!  Parmalee

 

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  Dad Bloggers

(0 A June 2019) DadBlogger.jpgYou have probably heard of "mommy bloggers" or read parenting articles on a website like Scary Mommy or Babble. "Mommy blogs" have been on the internet for nearly 20 years now. Only recently have fathers begun to develop their own online parenting sites and networks. Today, a growing number of "dad bloggers" are using social media to provide a window into their lives as fathers.

Building from the research of Gillian Ranson (professor emerita of sociology at University of Calgary) and May Friedman of the department of social work at Ryerson University, I find that dad bloggers are collectively pushing back against patriarchal views of family and gender. To these fathers, blogs are not only spaces for personal writing, they are also important platforms for social advocacy. Read more>>>

 

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  Opinion: In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes

(0 A June 2019) EarlyBedTime.jpgI make my kids go to sleep by 7:30 p.m., without exception. They're happier and might even be smarter and healthier because of it.

By Melinda Wenner Moyer

Summer is right around the corner, which means I'll soon undergo my annual metamorphosis into the monster of a parent who drags her kids away from barbecues and outdoor concerts an hour before other parents do. Yup, I make my almost 2-year-old and 5-year-old go to bed at 7 and 7:30 p.m., respectively. I know-you think I'm rigid, no fun, that I'm denying my kids a joyful childhood because they rarely get to frolic outside at dusk. I get a lot of crap for it. "Can't you just ... ?" My friends ask. No. I'm sorry, no, I can't.

That's because my kids are happier and more fun to be around when I stick with a consistent and early bedtime. And ever since I've started looking at the science, I've become only more convinced that the earlier you say night-night, the better. Research consistently shows that putting kids to bed early is beneficial for their physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Not only do kids tend to sleep more when the lights go out sooner, but they also may get a greater proportion of restorative sleep, too. Early kid bedtimes are also great for parental sanity. Sipping a glass of wine in silence? Snuggling up with your spouse to watch a grown-up movie for once? It's really quite lovely. Read more>>>

 

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  The Chore/Success Link

Kids Whose Parents Make Them Do Chores Are More Successful

So drop the sponge and hand it to your child - tonight!

  By Lauren Smith

(0 A June 2019) Chore_DishesGirl.jpgThere's a reason your children are prone to tantrums when you ask them to wash the dishes - chores are not fun. After all, who wants to spend 20 minutes scrubbing crusted-on tomato sauce instead of watching Frozen for the millionth time? But instead of avoiding the tears and just washing everything yourself, you should hold your ground. Why? It turns out kids who do chores are more successful adults.

"By making them do chores - taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry - they realize I have to do the work of life in order to be part of life," Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of How to Raise an Adult told Tech Insider. Lythcott-Haims also spoke at a TED Talks (0 A June 2019) Chore_LawnMowing-2.jpgLive event about her research, which she based on a Harvard Grant Study which happens to be the longest-running longitudinal study ever conducted.

"If kids aren't doing the dishes, it means someone else is doing that for them," Lythcott-Haims said during her TED Talk. "And so they're absolved of not only the work, but of learning that work has to be done and that each one of us must contribute for the betterment of the whole." She also believes that kids who grow up doing chores will be better employees who have the skills to collaborate with coworkers, will be more empathetic towards others and can take on tasks independently.

And, hey, this also means that you don't have to do the dishes after making dinner. So really it's a win-win if you ask us.

You can watch Lythcott-Haims' full TED Talk

 

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  Whimsical, Inspiring Trash Receptacles

(0 A June 2019) GobyTrashReceptacle.jpgLet's make picking up trash fun!

Would placing Gobies on our beaches encourage visitors to stop leaving trash on our beautiful beaches?

Who's up for investigating this for Main Beach? Just imagine: we could have sea lions, seals, whales, dolphins, sand castles and....

 

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Cinderella
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Agape Dance
Date: Every day (Jun 14-Jun 16)
Details: Cinderella and Petite Cinderella...this should be awesome and adorable!
City: Aptos view all details >>
     
Father's Day: Men of Big Basin
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  Father's Day: Men of Big Basin
State Park Big Basin
Date: 06/16/2019 at 1:00pm
Details: Honor founding men of the park
City: Boulder Creek Phone: (831) 338-8883 view all details >>
     
Elkhorn Slough Bioblitz
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Elkhorn Slough
Date: 06/15/2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Details: Grab your camera and join our naturalists on a scientific survey of the Reserve's biodiversity.
City: Watsonville Phone: (831) 728-2822 view all details >>
     
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San Lorenzo Valley Community Band Concert
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Library Boulder Creek
Date: 06/15/2019 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All ages
Details: A selection of music from Stage and Screen by a 30-member orchestral band
City: Boulder Creek view all details >>
     
Positive Discipline for Children of All Ages
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Date: Every Wed (Jun 19-Jul 3) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Details: Intensive 3-week Positive Discipline Parenting Class Series for Children of All Ages
Special Instructions: No Childcare Available
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 476-7284 view all details >>
     
Movies at the Beach
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Beach Boardwalk
Date: Every Wed and Th (Jun 19-Aug 14) at 5:00pm
Details: Bring the family and your blanket or low back chair and join us!
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Friday Night Bands at the Beach
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Beach Boardwalk
Date: Every Fri (Jun 14-Aug 30)
Details: Bring the family and your blanket or low back chair and join us for these classic bands!
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PopUp Picnics in the Park
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Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Date: Every Th (Jun 13-Aug 16) from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Ages: All
Details: Enjoy tacos on the terrazza!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 429-1840 view all details >>
     
Juneteenth Celebration
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City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation
Date: 06/15/2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: all
Details: Come acknowledge the Emancipation Proclamation on June 16th
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 420-6177 view all details >>
     
Father's Day - Hats Off to Dad
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Roaring Camp Railroads
Date: 06/16/2019 from 11:00am to 3:30pm
Ages: All
Details: As guests ride at branch level through a virgin forest by steam train, fascinating information about the California coastal redw
City: Felton Phone: 831-335-4484 view all details >>
     
     
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