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Ladyparts β€’ 838 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jun 24
  1. Liana Finck's book 'HOW TO BABY' cleverly reflects on the challenges and contradictions of parenting.
  2. Finck's cartoons humorously navigate the complexities of relationships, parenthood, and life in a relatable and profound way.
  3. The power of art lies in its ability to simplify and bring joy and understanding to complex emotions and experiences.
Popular Information β€’ 12854 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Florida school district adds clothing to illustrations in classic children's books due to challenges from Moms for Liberty
  2. Challenges included concerns about nudity and obscenity in books like 'In The Night Kitchen'
  3. Alterations to books in libraries raise questions about censorship and the rights of readers
Freddie deBoer β€’ 8689 implied HN points β€’ 12 Feb 24
  1. Premature birth and low birth weight can lead to significant academic challenges, affecting cognitive and academic outcomes.
  2. Acknowledging genetic influences on academic performance is controversial, but it's important to consider alongside environmental factors.
  3. Our focus on academic success and meritocracy may need to shift to value a broader range of human qualities and contributions.
Letters of Note β€’ 4265 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 24
  1. A mother's unconditional love for her child shines through despite challenging circumstances.
  2. Every child is perfect and brings immense joy and purpose to their family.
  3. Doctors should provide support and encouragement to expectant mothers regardless of any medical condition.
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Becoming Noble β€’ 3468 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Rituals play a significant role in transcending individuals into archetypes, enhancing communion and cultural continuity.
  2. Honoring parents and ancestors is deeply rooted in civilization and breaking away from this tradition can lead to societal collapse.
  3. Interfering with key rituals can result in discordance, oikophobia, and a crisis of self-consciousness, ultimately leading to alienation and narcissism.
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) β€’ 3105 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. The parent shared the challenges of raising a child with special needs, including struggles with school, relationships, and support from others.
  2. Despite exhausting efforts to seek help through various professionals and services, the parent faced setbacks and found limited solutions.
  3. The parent's world was further shaken when their child decided to transition, causing deep emotional turmoil and financial strain.
astrology for writers β€’ 2515 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Honesty in writing is crucial for crafting a compelling narrative and connecting with readers.
  2. Sharing personal stories and experiences can empower others to make positive changes in their lives.
  3. Being honest with oneself can lead to self-awareness, growth, and the ability to make necessary changes.
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) β€’ 2476 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. Mothers should not label children as AGP without solid data to support it.
  2. Educating boys on challenges of adolescence can help them navigate gender dysphoria without medicalization.
  3. Resistance to rising ideologies about AGP in boys is important to protect vulnerable children.
After Babel β€’ 1147 implied HN points β€’ 12 Mar 24
  1. Summer camps provide a tech-free environment where children interact face-to-face, fostering strong bonds and a sense of community.
  2. Camp activities are novel and fun, encouraging children to embrace challenges and step out of their comfort zones.
  3. Camp counselors act as positive role models, encouraging campers to try new things and showcasing a life without constant connection to devices.
After Babel β€’ 3310 implied HN points β€’ 06 Dec 23
  1. Boys have been increasingly withdrawn from the real world into the virtual world since the 1970s.
  2. Boys are experiencing a mental health crisis driven by factors different from girls, including retreat from real-world pursuits.
  3. The rise of technology and entertainment has played a significant role in pulling boys away from real-world activities and into the virtual world.
Reality's Last Stand β€’ 2142 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jan 24
  1. There is a societal rebellion against authority, including parental and reality-based authority.
  2. Adolescent rebellion can manifest in various ways, such as identifying as transgender.
  3. Parental authority is being challenged and undermined by societal influences, impacting how parents can guide their children.
After Babel β€’ 2390 implied HN points β€’ 11 Dec 23
  1. The book discusses the impact of overprotection in the real world and underprotection in the virtual world on children.
  2. The book suggests actions like making schools phone-free and holding social media companies accountable are needed for a healthier childhood.
  3. The book aims to empower teachers, parents, and Gen Z to understand the issues and work together to reclaim a more grounded, less digitally dependent life.
Wood From Eden β€’ 1440 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jan 24
  1. Females evolved to worry about their children, not necessarily to have many children.
  2. Women feel more anxiety about their children's safety, leading to a natural inclination to limit family size.
  3. Societal norms and female worries can influence fertility rates and the tendency for smaller families.
thezvi β€’ 2231 implied HN points β€’ 17 Oct 23
  1. The world is becoming more aware of the fertility crisis and discussing potential solutions.
  2. Corporate ownership of fertility clinics has shown positive impacts on clinic volume and success rates.
  3. Research suggests that modern life may be contributing to low fertility rates by prioritizing social status over reproduction.
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) β€’ 589 implied HN points β€’ 10 Feb 24
  1. The post provides a weekly roundup of articles, books, podcasts, and social media related to gender ideology.
  2. Therapy First has grown significantly and offers support for families struggling with gender-related issues.
  3. A therapist in Washington raised concerns about pressure to transition young patients, adding to a growing conversation about gender transitions.
BAD AT KEEPING SECRETS β€’ 727 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. The author is contemplating whether they should move from a neighborhood with high levels of violence.
  2. The writer expresses their deep emotional attachment to their current home despite its dangerous location.
  3. The author shares a personal experience of gun violence near their home, sparking further consideration about whether to stay or move.
The Dose β€’ 589 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Focusing on strengths over fragility can help us grow and feel better.
  2. Creating an identity around victimhood can lead to rumination, lack of empathy, and a constant need for recognition of suffering.
  3. Reframing our life story as a hero's journey can increase well-being, resilience, and help us see obstacles as challenges to overcome.
The Newsletter of (Not Quite) Everything β€’ 530 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Coal mining has a deep history and emotional attachment for many, even as we transition to renewable energy sources.
  2. Renewable energy like wind power is seen as an obvious and compelling solution for energy needs.
  3. Industrial infrastructure, even when old or decommissioned, can evoke a sense of nostalgia and admiration for human achievement.
Bodies get in the way... β€’ 452 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Children do not have the ability to fully understand complex issues like changing their sex or identifying as transgender.
  2. Socially transitioning children and giving them puberty blockers can have harmful physical and psychological effects.
  3. It is important for adults to safeguard children from any harm, whether it be from predatory behavior or from misguided beliefs about gender identity.
The Profile β€’ 668 implied HN points β€’ 06 Dec 23
  1. Graham Weaver credits self-help for his investment success and shares his unique personal growth approach.
  2. Weaver prioritizes health and time management as daily habits with the highest ROI.
  3. He emphasizes the importance of embracing the discomfort of change for personal growth and success.