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Congratulations on this big move! And thank you so much for mentioning the Parenting Translator newsletter!

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Mar 27Liked by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

Footnote 3 literally made me spit out my coffee onto my keyboard. I'm not sure I've ever done that before. I just pictured my son with a little dustpan and brush making SO much more of a mess with the rice he had already thrown all around room. There's a reason our pandemic-era desperation rice bin lives in a closet above where he can see it and reach it. Love your content and I'm excited to support you.

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Happy to be included amongst such esteemed luminaries (I’m clearly talking about your parents, I’m sure they’re ace). Congratulations on the launch!

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Mar 28Liked by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

Subscribed! Because your writing is valuable, but also because your opening paragraphs describe my exact state of mind right now with my six month old.

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Congratulations, I’m excited for your new journey! I always say that after I have a baby I go through a ‘midlife’ crisis and question absolutely everything. Thank you for saying it in a more eloquent way and transferring my exact thoughts to your newsletter! ❤️

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Mar 27Liked by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

One of my favorite parts of this Substack is the poignant and ever-witty writing that generates many hilarious lines like these:

"News headlines announcing a 'new study' proving TikTok liquefies teenage brains..."

[which it undoubtedly does -- while also serving as a U.S. national security issue, although arguably the teens brain were already slightly mushy to begin with];

"Instagram momfluencers sharing their views on the dangers of screen time.."

[sometimes with hysteric and hilarious flair, yet my children love the 'Dude Dad' videos on YouTube];

"...and have you tried instead creating a simple sensory bin filled with sourdough starter and toxin-free crayons molded from leftover candles?"

[although, admittedly as a Dad of two, I remain unashamed of having zero experience with whatever a sensory bin entails or the complex chemistry of crayon/candle-making, I do enjoy my wife's pandemic skill acquisition of sourdough bread].

One thing that we can all likely agree on was made by Scott Galloway on Friday night's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher -- this season of CSPAN is lit!?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb3xOhLp_6E

I look forward to the future Congressional testimonial cage match that pits Nesi, Odgers, Orben, Przybylski, Valkenburg, Haidt, Twenge, and Ferguson together in a committee hearing. It will certainly be epic and arguably what some of us policy nerds consider as must-see TV.

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Mar 27Liked by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

Footnotes 2 and 3 basically sum up why I upgraded to a paid subscription 😂🙌🏼 As you said, finding a piece of your own parenting experience reflected somewhere else is such a balm when you’re in the thick of it. So excited for you and this next chapter of Techno Sapiens!

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