Did the films of John Hughes make us better parents? This intriguing question was posed over on Parent Dish where they're wondering whether our generation's scorn at the clueless parents in Hughes' 80s-defining flicks will inspire us to be more tuned into our own kids' growing pains and teen angst.
More links to good finds in the Parenting Blogosphere after the jump...
• It's wonderful to live in a close-knit neighborhood where kids feel free to come over and see if your kids are up for some fun, but if the doorbell is interrupting naptime or mealtime, you might need a visual aid. Skip on over to Skip to my Lou to download door signs for letting the neighbors know if the kids can come out to play or not.
• Whether or not you agree with her, we think you'll get a chuckle out of Judith Newman's reluctant acceptance that her sons are likely straight at Cookie Mag. "In my gay-son fantasy, I would have, in my dotage, a companion to do all the things I love—dance, ballet, theater, midnight screenings of The Sound of Music...Never would I have to listen to a conversation that involved the words "point spread.""
• If you're following Dr. Marc Weissbluth's sleep training methods you may be interested to know that he and his son Dan, both pediatricians and fathers, recently started a blog. "Marc's interests are: sleep, colic, temperment, twins, and child development. Dan's interests are: how media affects children."