What we’re reading today:
1. Want to ensure your toddlers do well in school when they reach JK and kindergarten? Teach them games like head and shoulders (knees and toes), Simon says and red light, green light.
2. “Bling for the yard.” Houston parents shell out for a 170-square foot Cape Cod-style playhouse.
3. Swear around her kids? This motherhuggin’ mom is trying to make sure her 5-year-old doesn’t repeat what he heard Mom say.
4. Ever doubt your parenting skills and need reassurance? If you’re not sending your kids to a dance teacher like the one featured in this week’s Dance Moms, you’re doing OK. To be fair, it’s not the parents’ fault that the dance teacher doesn’t know any better. Giving those outraged moms the benefit of the doubt, they probably just wanted to send their girls to the local competitive dance school and trusted the choreographers would know what’s appropriate for 9-year-olds. From now on, don’t trust a choreographer who doesn’t look like they’d be able/willing to do most of the routine themselves.