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Welcome to the January 25, 2013 edition of parenting link roundup.

Alaina Moore presents How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy Without Saying Too Much posted at aupair.org, saying, “When tragedies occur, especially those involving children, they garner an immense amount of attention from the media and spark discussions that could easily be overheard by children.”

Heather Martin presents How to Choose a Church for Your Family posted at Hire a Nanny, saying, “Whether you’re moving to a new area or simply need to find a new church, there are a variety of factors that parents must consider before settling on membership in a specific congregation.”

elizabeth@theinsidewoman.com presents How to Talk to Your Kids About the Newtown Shooting – the inside woman posted at the inside woman.

Jeff Moore presents How to Not Spoil Your Child posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “When your child is an infant, you may be warned that you can “spoil” her by holding and cuddling her too much.”

Shelby Martin presents How to Help a Grieving Child posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “As too many adults now know, children are not always safe from harm, and they are definitely not safe from grief.”

Meg Appleby presents Simple steps to mindful parenting posted at megappleby.com.

Joe Taylor presents 10 Ways to Make Sure You are Raising an Optimist posted at Live Out Nanny, saying, “We live in a hectic, stressful world that makes it easy to be pessimistic and depressed. However, these attitudes aren’t helpful and can actually be harmful.”


Alejandra Peraza de Halvorssen presents New Year’s Resolutions – revisited posted at A Guide to Raising Great Kids.

Dan Robinson presents 35 Blogs That Discuss Body Image posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Body image and self-esteem issues stemming from the idea that your body isn’t attractive are normal to some extent, but can come with very difficult feelings to struggle through.”


MITCHELL MORRIS presents 10 Things Nannies Should Know About Food Sensitivities posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Among the many topics that nannies must make an effort to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of, food sensitivities may be one of the most crucial.”

Dan Robinson presents 30 Blogs on Healthy Living for Kids posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Growing up a few decades ago no one worried about what kids ate.”

Kaylee Adams presents 30 Blogs with Sleep Tips and Tricks for Moms posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Parenting is one of life’s most rewarding, exciting and fulfilling adventures. Unfortunately, it can also be one that negatively impacts your ability to sleep.”

Kaitlyn Johnson presents Short-Term Care Options for New Moms posted at Newborn Care, saying, “Today, new moms often don’t have extended family living close enough to come and stay with them after giving birth, and even when family is close, busy schedules can get in the way of friends and family providing consistent help for more than just a few days.”

Eric Taylor presents 10 Signs Your Child May Need Eyeglasses posted at Nanny Care, saying, “Adults know when they’re having trouble with their vision, but young children may not realize that anything is wrong.”

Jim Wilson presents How to Disinfect Tub Toys posted at How to Disinfect Tub Toys

Janet Golovine presents Preventing Double Dosing When Children Are Prescribed Medication posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, more than 70,000 visits to emergency rooms each year are for accidental medication overdoses, some of which are ultimately fatal.

Michelle Brown presents 30 Blogs on Maintaining Weight Loss posted at Nanny, saying, “Losing the weight that you want to lose is only the first battle you fight when it comes to the war on weight loss; the next is actually maintaining that weight loss.”

Brittany Harris presents How Nannies and Parents Can Prevent Medication Miscommunication posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “When a child is suffering from an illness, whether it’s chronic or acute, the responsibilities of a nanny almost always expand to include the regular administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medications for treatment and symptom management.”

Jade Robinson presents How to Stop “Victimized Thinking” in Your Teen? posted at Jade Robinson.

Steve Jackson presents 30 Blogs that Help Parents Develop and Maintain a Family Routine posted at National Nannies, saying, “It’s no secret that kids thrive when they live in a relatively structured environment with a reliable routine.”

Alaina Morgan presents 30 Blogs For and Against Vaccinations posted at Nanny Babysitter, saying, “These 30 bloggers weigh in with evidence and opinions both for and against vaccinations.”

joneshailey presents 10 Ways to Exercise When You Have Kids posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “Squeezing in a work out when you have children and a schedule that’s already overloaded isn’t easy. In addition, exercise may conjure up negative feelings because for some it implies long, strenuous hours in a musky gym.”

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