Parenting Link Roundup, June 2012

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Hi Heroes! Welcome to the monthly roundup of amazing, informative, and occasionally hilarious parenting resources. There’s a virtual treasure trove of content listed below. Please enjoy!

Welcome to the June 22, 2012 edition of parenting link roundup. Molly Cunningham presents 10 Reasons the Old Woman Might Have Lived in a Shoe posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “You probably heard that nursery rhyme when you were a child, and perhaps marveled, as we did, at the imagery. It may have even crossed your mind a night or two while hearing it read to you, “Why the heck would anyone live in a shoe?” It does seem to be an odd choice for living arrangements when you think about it.”

Carol Watson presents 10 Fairy Tales that Actually Could Happen posted at National Nannies, saying, “As technology advances more rapidly than ever before, consumers are upgrading more frequently to keep pace and, consequently, their discarded equipment piles up. Enter some forward-thinking and generous organizations who have recognized the ecological impact and turned it into an opportunity to help some worthy causes.”

Suzanne Cullen presents 10 Easy Things you can do to Improve Your Memory posted at aupair, saying, “I like to say that if it wasn’t for a bad memory I wouldn’t have one at all. Everyone struggles with remembering things and some are worse than others. Students need to improve their memory skills to learn and take tests. Other people just want to be able to find their car keys or remember people’s names. There’s no magic solution that will work for everybody, so we all need to find what works best for us.”

Petro Neagu presents Social butterflies posted at The Seaman Mom.

Nicole Robinson presents Why Cooking Makes Me Feel Like Super Mom posted at BookWormMama.com.

Tina Marconi presents 9 Reasons Young Kids Need to Be Careful with Lifting Weights in a Gym | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Getting in a good workout provides plenty of health benefits, and lifting weights is an integral part of any good exercise regimen. Recent studies have shown that kids that enjoy a regular, low-weight lifting routine enjoy a bounty of benefits.”

Debbie Denard presents 10 Practical Tips for Pulling a Child’s Loose Tooth » Nanny.NET posted at Nanny, saying, “It sure is a good thing that kids come with multiple sets of teeth, because they sure seem to go through them quickly. If you’ve got a little one with a tooth that’s worked itself loose, you may be thinking of completing the job yourself.”

Paul Taylor presents 10 Totally Illogical Reasons Why Kids Might Fight posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Let’s face it, kids fight for just about every reason imaginable – and then on top of that some we’d never even dreamed of.”

Barbara Williams presents 10 Terrible Things Tweens Tweet About Parents posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “Though venting their displeasure regarding parental rules and restrictions is nothing new for tweens and teens, the current generation isn’t limited to bashing their parents to one friend at a time over the telephone; now, they can air their grievances i…………….”

Jessica Jackson presents 10 Unusual Things You Can Do At the Zoo posted at Summer Nanny Jobs, saying, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! These can be so much fun to look at, especially when you also get to see the monkeys and snakes and giraffes. But wouldn’t it be even better to do something more than just look at the animals? Many zoos offer special programs and activities that can really enhance your visit.”

Anne Laurie presents Second Hand Stores: 10 Ways to Make Hand Me Downs More Acceptable posted at gonannies.com, saying, “Lots of families are looking for more ways to save and earn money these days and one of the mainstays of saving money is the tradition of hand me down clothes (passing clothes from an older child to a younger childor clothes from other relatives, friends, and neighbors). The concept is so popular it has become a complete industry with second hand clothing and consignment shops popping up in strip malls and retail centers across the U.S. The concept just flat out makes a ton of sense.”

Gina Caro presents Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies!: 10 Things I Said I’d Never Do With My Kids posted at Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies!.

Meghan Welker presents 10 Reasons Parents Choose Private Schools for Their Kids posted at Babysitting, saying, “In the realm of parenting, few decisions hold as much importance as those regarding your child’s education. From the moment they walk through the door of their very first classroom, children begin to learn the study habits and work ethic that will shape the rest of their lives.”

Kerin Gedge presents Kerinthian’s: Fatherhood… again… posted at Kerinthian’s, saying, “Some of my thoughts as I mentally prepare for my daughters third birthday…”

Victoria Kamerzell presents Eating for Power posted at Eating for . . ..

Sarah presents 10 Activities to do With Your Child this Summer posted at Sadie423 Hubpage Index.

Martina Keyhell presents 10 Silly Sayings Nannies Can Use to Cheer Up Kids posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Even kids with the sunniest dispositions have been known to get down in the dumps or a bit cranky from time to time. Sometimes, a silly phrase is all it takes to dry their eyes and bring a smile back to their faces, a trick that experienced nannies know well.”

Nancy Parker presents 5 Reasons Not to Nanny Cam posted at eNannySource, saying, “Every parent wants to know that when they leave their child with their nanny, their child will receive quality, loving care. Unfortunately when the quality of child care comes into question, the first response many parents have is to install a nanny cam.”

Roxanne Porter presents 10 Great Ways to Teach Kids Compassion for Others posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “One of the many challenges that parents face is teaching their children the concept of compassion and how important helping others simply for the sake of doing good is.”

Abby Nelson presents Nanny Classifieds » 10 Tips for Parents that Need to Learn Sign Language posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “While there has been a trend in recent years of hearing parents learning and teaching their hearing infants to use sign language before they become verbal……”

Emma Roberts presents 10 Safety Concerns for Parents with Pools posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “One of the quickest ways to become the most popular parents on the block is to install a swimming pool in your backyard.”

Teresa Blecher presents 10 Reasons Why Nanny Care Is Better Than Daycare | Nanny Agency posted at 10 Early Warning Signs for ADHD for Children | Nanny Agency, saying, “Choosing the right childcare situation is never easy. Determining what situation best suits your family requires careful consideration of your needs, budget, and care giving expectations. If you’re wavering between nanny care and daycare,”

Sandra McAubre presents 10 Signs You Hired the Right Nanny | Hire a Nanny posted at hireananny.com, saying, “You’ve made the decision to hire your nanny and it’s her first real day on the job. As you prepare to warmly welcome her into your home and your family, your mind is flooded with questions. Did you make the right hiring decision? Is your nanny going to be as good as you thought? Will your children love her as much as you hope for?”

Sara Dawkins presents Planning the Perfect Birthday Party for Your Child posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Balloons, streamers, and games galore are the hallmark of a child’s birthday party, but they aren’t the only components. How do you plan the perfect event for your little angel? By following these steps you can plan a party to be remembered.”

Lindsay Willison presents 10 Reasons Your Kid Can Do Without a Mobile posted at Landline Phone Service, saying, “The debate regarding the necessity of mobile phones for children continues to rage on as kids demand cell phones at younger and younger ages. Many parents, however, believe that cell phones are a non-essential luxury that can be reserved until a certain age……….”

Lindsay Samuels presents What Parents Should Consider When a Nanny Reference Call Goes Bad posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “You’ve finally found a nanny that seems to be your family’s perfect match. She has extensive nanny experience, a degree in early childhood education and a passion for baking gourmet healthy treats……..”

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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