Links I Liked

It has been awhile, I know, since I shared some links with y’all.  A few of these have been hanging around in my Drafts folder, chomping at the bit to be shared, but they’re still good. 

On Father’s Day:

Love this post from the Ms. Magazine blog on Ending the Cold War with My Father.

On Parenting:
Jason from Out-Numbered is one of my favorite bloggers, especially since I met him at BlogHer’10 last year.  This post of his (“When Her Face Gets Long”) is one of my favorites of his. 

On Social Media

Six Pixels of Separation muses on the mutterings of Twitter and the reactions of brands to these gripes.

If you’ve been doing this blogging thing for any length of time, you’ve experienced the blogger blahs. It varies in severity and in form from one blogger to another, but this guest post by Steff over at ProBlogger has some good tips on “Curing the Dreaded Blogger’s Malaise.”

Know any kids under 13 who are on Facebook?  The Family Factor has some interesting, eye-opening statistics about “The Faces of Facebook.”  A sampling:  “Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the past year, more than one-third or about 7.5 million were younger than 13 and not supposed to be able to use the site. More than five million were 10 years and under, whose accounts were largely unsupervised by their parents.”  …. What was even more troubling was that the report found the majority of parents of children 10 and under seemed largely unconcerned by their children’s use of the site. Only 18 per cent made their child a Facebook friend, which is the best way to monitor the child and only 10 per cent of parents of children 10 and under had open and direct conversations about appropriate online behaviour and threats.”

On Autism, Special Needs:

Turns out that, for one blogger, Calling Something Retarded Is … Well … A Pretty Big Deal, After All

Why one blogger is keeping the blue lights burning, even though Autism Awareness Month is over.

Back on February 14, 2010, I blogged about Jennifer Daugherty and the horrific murder that ended her life.  (Jennifer was 30 years and mentally-challenged.) As a follow up, the first of six defendants (yes, SIX!) in this god-awful case received life in prison.  Jennifer Daugherty family’s statement is also worth the read … and said with complete class. (And in keeping with their wish for privacy, I won’t be blogging about this case in the future.)

And finally, stark.raving.mad.mommy’s take on the Autism Study of the Day:  Autism and Anti-Depressants: Don’t Freak Out.

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