Everyone is Talking
About how the suicide rate for 10-14 year old girls rose 135% from 2001 to 2014.
Why do I care?
As a parent raising children – boys or girls, this is an important matter to be aware of in general. Our kids are losing their classmates, friends, and family members at young ages to suicide, and at some point, they may consider it themselves.
Tell me more.
According to a report released this month by the CDC, the percent increase for suicide in general was the greatest for females aged 10-14. We don’t know about you, but that’s startling. For some perspective, these are children that are in 5th grade through 8th grade. They haven’t reached high school yet and they are willing to end their lives because of the pain that they are in.
What can I do?
- Educate yourself on the warning signs and strategies to prevent suicide.
- Communicate with your children regularly about how they are feeling, how their relationships are with their friends and family to get sense of how their emotional well-being is on a day-to-day basis.
- Talk to other parents about suicide and this newly released information and work together to keep one another informed as to any changes in behaviors with your kids. Activating your village will help keep your kids safe and supported.
- Keep the prevention line number on-hand should it ever be needed, and share it with your kids as a resource for themselves and/or their friends. 1-800-273-TALK
That’s What She Said
One mom has declared herself the ‘Meanest Mom Ever’ in a Facebook post that has gone viral. Jamie Primak Sullivan, a mom to three kids ages 8, 7 and 5 recently took her children for ice cream and when they didn’t properly thank the staff or her for their treat, she immediately threw them out. She shared her story on Facebook and the reaction was mixed to her approach. As a result, Jamie, who is the creator of the online chat #cawfeetalk took to video to elaborate and address those who were concerned with her approach – a video which has over 4 million views to date.
Hack it Up
Last week we told you about how you were doing laundry all wrong. Well, to continue with that theme, let’s talk about those fitted sheets that you currently crumble into a ball and stuff into your linen closet. We get it, they’re a big PIA. However, the problem with not mastering this skill is the space they take up in your closet, so we found a little quick and dirty video to help you tackle it once and for all. You’re nice and tidy linen closet is all the thanks we need.
Menu Planning Mastery
We found an amazing website for using all the random ingredients you have left over in your fridge. It’s called My Fridge Food. You check off what you have in the ol’ fridge from a list, and it will then load up a bunch of recipes that you can create with those items.
Just for fun we checked Bacon (because, um…there’s always bacon in our fridge), Avocado, Chicken and Doritos (for a little curve ball) and, while most of the recipes incorporated those first three ingredients, they had a Turkey Dorito Sammich (spelled just that way) on the list as well. Impressive. This website is our new meal planning best friend. Now they just need an App for that, which doesn’t seem to exist just yet.
Parting Thought for the Day
At the age of 60, we can only hope we are as awesome as the Milwaukee Bucks Grand Dancers. They took to the basketball court to battle a group of young dancers (we’re estimating ages 10-13) and their lean and dab was pretty epic. #goals
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