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photo of the week by Kristin Smith

A set of family links this week, a book link-up link, and a nifty architecture minifilm. Enjoy!

::30 minutes a week that will drastically improve your kids’ education (A Thomas Jefferson Education)

“Try it in your family. You’ll see amazing results: About six months after you start, your kids will suddenly make a drastic leap in improved education. And if you do it now, you’ll see them go to a whole new level next fall—just in time for their next school year. Normal students will become great students, and good students will become top leaders. Put this to the test. It works.”

::Three huge mistakes we make leading kids . . . and how to correct them (GrowingLeaders.com)

“Bottom line? Your child does not have to love you every minute. He’ll get over the disappointment of failure but he won’t get over the effects of being spoiled. So let them fail, let them fall, and let them fight for what they really value. If we treat our kids as fragile, they will surely grow up to be fragile adults. We must prepare them for the world that awaits them. Our world needs resilient adults not fragile ones.”

::First Lenten post on Casti Connubii over at Like Mother, Like Daughter, with reader participation in comments

“But, just on the assumption that it might turn out to be the most scorned doctrine that is true, just as it’s the most despised of men who comes to save, let’s take a quick look at the beginning of Casti Connubii (“Chaste Wedlock” in case you were wondering — documents are named after their first words in Latin — a charming antiquated touch that might work for title-impaired bloggers as well, come to think of it).”

::The February Twitterature Reading Link-Up at Modern Mrs Darcy

“This is the place to share short, casual reviews of what you’ve been reading.” (And to find out from other people about books you might be missing.)

::The ABCs of Architects (h/t Design Mom)