Some weekend reading

Lego man reading online

(Photo: Jack M)

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not necessarily.


How Parent–Child Relations Have Changed: The evolution of the parent-child bond by Steven Mintz via Psychology Today – despite changes to the nature of parent–child relationships, the ongoing bond between child and parent proves to be a crucial source of meaning and personal happiness.

Being a teenager is hard…here’s why by Sheryl Kuttickal from MIRRORS – The importance of parents providing support, making time and being flexible.

Community engagement

7 Easy Icebreakers You Can Do With Post-It Notes from Busy Teacher – Some icebreakers for the classroom which can be used in other contexts.


Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy by Phil McKenna via Ensia – Looking at the future of solar and wind innovations.

The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is becoming overwhelming by Alan Rusbridger via The Guardian – Why the Guardian has launched a campaign urging the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuels.

Social Justice

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK by Kiese Laymon via Gawker – A black college professor from the USA reflects on race, prejudice and making his way in the world.

One from my vaults

Ron Finley: A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA – a great TED talk on guerrilla gardening

Please let me know of anything you think is worth posting.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. Parenting for a better world
  3. Making parents feel welcome in schools
  4. A story of two communities

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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