Parenting Link Blog Carnival, December 2011

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Good Saturday, heroes! Today is the last Saturday of the month and we’re trying a new blog carnival here at Earnest Parenting. There are so many parenting resources on the web that it’s hard to keep track. This new Parenting Link Blog Carnival aims to collect some of those gems and present here to you. Enjoy!

Welcome to the December 30, 2011 edition of parenting link roundup. Toni presents Step out of your comfort zone to grow his world posted at Wifely Steps.

Yosef presents Smokey Chipotle 15 Bean Veggie Burgers posted at This American Bite, saying, “When I am cooking, I make sure my almost-two year old can eat the dish we’re planning to enjoy. He eats a dairy-free diet, and we have never fed him processed food. He loved these burgers, and they will be a regular in my kitchen!”

Maureen Denard presents 10 Ways to Deal with a Child Biting Your Child posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Biting is usually a cry for help from a child. For whatever reason, that child doesn’t feel like they have any other way to ask for what they need so they bite out of frustration.”

Sara Dawkins presents 10 Reasons Why Hiring a Nanny Pays For Itself posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “For some, the word “nanny” is associated with wealth. The truth is, there are many wonderful and qualified nannies in the workforce today whose salary is less than that of a traditional daycare’s fees.”

Abby Nelson presents 10 Challenges for the Nanny of a Non-working Mother posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Working mothers aren’t the only ones who hire nannies to do in home childcare. There are an amazing number of mothers who are not earning an income, in or outside of the home, who still employ nannies for childcare.”

Jessica Jackson presents 10 Reasons Why Farmers’ Markets are Better than Supermarkets posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Summer and fall are a time when farmers’ markets are operating in most cities and towns. A good farmers’ market makes for better shopping experiences, and usually better eating for your family.”

Suzanne Cullen presents 10 Reasons Kids Shouldn’t Drink Coffee posted at aupair, saying, “Adult coffee drinkers are most likely already familiar with the potential side effects of its consumption, particularly the caffeinated variety.”

Sandra McAubre presents 10 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Nanny posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Hiring the perfect nanny doesn’t need to be as daunting as it may appear at first. For one thing, “perfect” is relative; no two families will define their ideal candidate in exactly the same way.”

Jane Jasko presents 6 Important Things to Know About Basal Body Temperature posted at Ovulation Symptoms.

Roxanne Porter presents 10 Reasons Robots Make Terrible Nannies posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “Maybe I’ve been watching too many reruns of The Jetsons, but the idea of using robots more in our daily lives just made sense. Weren’t we supposed to be the Jetsons by now? At least that’s what I always figured back when the show was new.”

Jennifer Saksa presents Put A Time Limit On Kids’ Computer Use posted at NCH Software Blog, saying, “Verity’s Parental Controls allowing parents to set time limits on computer usage by the day of the week, time of day and more.”

Molly Cunningham presents Why Didn’t I Get Invited Mommy? posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “This question is one that I hope you never get asked. It is truly heart breaking to see a little of the innocence of your child erode before your very eyes. As a parent you can’t or you shouldn’t be blunt about this answer, especially if your child is young.”

Tina Marconi presents 5 Reasons Why CPR Training is Important for Sitters | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “You may think that CPR training is not important for a babysitter, who is only going to be taking care of kids for a few hours at a time. This is far from the truth. CPR training is very important for babysitters to have, no matter how infrequent their babysitting jobs and how short the time is that they are in care of the children.”

Hannah Anderson presents 10 Top Questions a Nanny Needs to Ask About Her Living Quarters posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Nannies are sometimes surprised at what their families provide as living quarters for them. Usually, it is a pleasant surprise. Families generally do their best to make their nannies as comfortable as possible.”

oilhand99 presents How to Prepare for a Winter Storm or Blizzard posted at Trees Full of Money, saying, “Don’t let an impending winter blizzard or snow storm jeopardize your family’s safety, security and comfort this winter! This article describes many helpful tips and strategies to ease the burden a violent winter storm (or other impending emergency) can have on your family.”

Paul Taylor presents 10 Safe Items to Use for Teething Babies posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Any parent knows that teething babies can be really cranky. The sore, swollen gums are a source of anywhere from mild to severe discomfort and can last for weeks or months.”

Nancy Parker presents 10 Safe Uses of Alcohols for Kids posted at eNannySource, saying, “Many parents are concerned about exposing their children to alcohol and carefully monitor products they come in contact with. What most people don’t realize is that there are many different forms of alcohol that are used in common household items and even food.”

Joe Morgan presents 5 Bad Habits About Money Kids Learn From Their Parents. posted at Simple Debt-Free Finance, saying, “We teach our kids many lessons in life, and they are not always intentional. Here are 5 bad habits parents teach their children about money. Maybe we would all be less inclined to pass these habits on if we were aware of them in the first place. :)”

Tony Howarth presents Choking Children – your biggest fear? « My CPR posted at My CPR, saying, “First in a series of posts regarding this topic. Covers signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention. The last post has an eBook covering all the information (and it’s free) for people to download.”

Steven Chang presents Is Soy Milk Better For Your Child? posted at Gagazine: Parenting Advice & Pregnancy Tips.

Rick Schiano presents Love Your Children posted at Ricks Victory Blog.

Kathy Simmons presents 10 Biggest Nanny News Stories of 2011 posted at Nanny Services, saying, “The holiday season and year’s end is a natural time for reflection. As we scan through our files, it seems to us that 2011 was a fairly busy year for nanny news.”

Debbie Denard presents 9 Most Common Household Poisons posted at Nanny, saying, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional poisoning results in almost 82 deaths per day in the United States, and an additional 1,941 emergency room visits.”

Fred Lee presents How to Avoid Unnecessarily Medicating Your Kids to Get Some Holiday Peace posted at Parenting Squad.

MaryLou Walston presents 10 Pitfalls of Getting a Loan from a Relative | PersonalLoans.org posted at Personal Loans, saying, “Have you ever been in a position where cash is so tight that you need a loan to keep yourself afloat? You will probably be in such a place one day even if you have not been there already. When you do get there, you may be strongly tempted to borrow money from a relative because you think your family will offer generous loan terms. However, you should think twice before asking a relative for a loan. In fact, there are ten major pitfalls when it comes to getting a loan from a relative.”

Melissa Rothstein presents Debunking the Myths about Special Education Costs posted at Comments on: Is there a future with a career in Mathematics?, saying, “A large majority of Americans hold false beliefs about the true cost of educating children with disabilities, despite numerous statistics and studies that debunk the myths. Perpetuated by media reports and opponents of the federal act, naysayers deride the Congressional legislation as a drain on precious educational resources.”

Andy Hayes presents Children and Passport Information | eTourism Insight posted at eTourism Insight, saying, “Planning on traveling abroad with a child? Get the facts on the travel documentation you need.”

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