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Hullooooo, heroes! So I am late in publishing the parenting link roundup from July. As a result, there have been a plethora of submissions. It’s crazy! Rather than overwhelm you with 52 links, I’m splitting it up into a few posts. So today, let’s enjoy part one, and we’ll go on with more in a few days. Enjoy!!

Welcome to the August 10, 2012 (part one) edition of parenting link roundup. Maureen Denard presents 10 Things to Consider When Buying Toddlers Toys posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Almost every parent has bought their toddler a new toy expecting him to completely love it, only to find out that he seems to enjoy the box that it came in more than the toy itself.”

Lindsay Samuels presents When You Get a Bad Reference From a Past Nanny Employer posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “If you’ve been in the nanny line of work for any real length of time, it’s bound to happen eventually.”

Sandra McAubre presents 10 Reasons Why Military Families Hire Nannies | Hire a Nanny posted at hireananny.com, saying, “When the men and women who fight for our country have families to protect and provide for in addition to the work they do for our country, the choices that they’re forced to make can be very complicated ones.”

close up of pink flowerKristen Wells presents Kids and Strangers: What Should Parents Do? | Stress and Health Online posted at Stress and Health Online, saying, “It is tough to teach your kids the right way to interact with strangers.”

Tina Marconi presents 10 Summer Treats to Make with Your Kids | Babysitters posted at Babysitters, saying, “Yeah! It’s summer and the kids are out of school. Now what to do with them? Why not turn snack time into family fun time? Make these yummy snacks with your kids for something fun to do and fun to eat.”

Betty Jones  presents How to Give Your Nanny Employer Advice | Nanny Service posted at Nanny Service, saying, “With more and more couples waiting until their late 30’s and early 40’s to have children it’s not uncommon for a nanny to begin working for parents who have much less childcare experience than she does. In fact, for seasoned nannies, entering into a nanny position where they have more childcare experience than their employers is the rule, not the exception to it.”

Anne Laurie presents 6 Ways to Win Bedtime Battles posted at gonannies.com, saying, “After the end of a long day, the last thing any parent wants to do is fight with their child over bedtime. But for many families, bedtime is a daily source of stress and anxiety that climaxes with a full blown war. The parents want nothing more than their child to go to bed, ………………..”

Sandra McAubre presents Nannies and Parents: Presenting Your True Self | Hire a Nanny posted at hireananny.com, saying, “Just like with a marriage, when it comes to parents and nannies the honeymoon phase definitely wears off after a while.”

Martina Keyhell presents Nanny Conference and Nanny Schools posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Whether you are thinking about becoming a nanny or have been a nanny for several years, there is always something new to learn about caring for children and working as a nanny.”

Patty Martiniuc presents Top 12 things I’ve learned posted at www.fanta4two.com.

Carol Watson         presents 10 Great Toys for Sight Challenged Kids posted at National Nannies, saying, “Kids love toys of every shape and size, there’s no doubt about it. But not all children are alike and not all kids like the same things.”

Maureen Denard presents 5 Rules for Finding a Pet Friendly Nanny posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “When parents begin their nanny search one of the things they should take into consideration is if they have or plan to have a family pet.”

yellow flowerMeghan Welker presents 10 Reasons Kids Shouldn’t Have a Cell Phone posted at Babysitting, saying, “According to a recent survey done by Verizon, the average age that a child receives his first cell phone is 11 ½. Verizon also surveyed 519 parents and asked them if they established rules for cell phone use or if they let their kids have free reign with their phones.”

Abby Nelson presents Nanny Classifieds » 5 Things to Do Before Asking Your Nanny to Administer Medication posted at Nanny Classifieds, saying, “Whether your child needs an occasional fever reducer or a daily dose of prescription medication, if you expect your
nanny to administer medicine it’s vital she knows how and is comfortable doing so.”

 Kaitlyn Johnson presents 5 Tips for Increasing Baby’s Sleep | Newborn Care posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Every baby is different and will have different preferences when it comes to sleeping, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to successfully getting your baby to sleep through the night every night.”

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