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June 27, 2014

ICYMI — 1

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Every Friday (or nearly every Friday — depending on how crazy my schedule gets), I’m going to post links to interesting stuff I found while looking around on the internets.

It’s summertime, and this can cause a lot of us anxiety as we think about having to put on a bathing suit. Jessica Turner’s article over at The Mom Creative addresses this in a beautiful way.

Speaking of swimsuit season, there’s been a lot of talk in some circles lately about modesty and being aware of how our dress might cause some people’s…um…eyes to…um…wander. As the father of three daughters, I’m not going to suggest modesty is inappropriate, but I do affirm this healthy perspective from L.P. about who is responsible for what when it comes to controlling our own impulses. (WARNING: Explicitly Christian language)

Is your behavior toxic enough to push people away? Kathy Caprino outlines 6 Toxic Behaviors: How to Recognize Them in Yourself and Change Them.

Most of us remember having a summer job when we were younger. Time Magazine had an interesting article this week containing some questions parents might want to ask themselves before they decide if that’s the right path to follow.

Finally, Leo Babauta offers some Parental Zen. He says, “Losing my temper and behaving badly is not the way to teach them how to act when they lose their temper and behave badly.”

I refuse to miss my children’s high-pitched, pool-induced giggles because of my insecurities. – See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2014/06/put-on-that-swimsuit.html#sthash.Vq
I refuse to miss my children’s high-pitched, pool-induced giggles because of my insecurities. – See more at: http://www.themomcreative.com/2014/06/put-on-that-swimsuit.html#sthash.Vq9EkgM2.dpuf

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