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Welcome to the April 26, 2013 edition of parenting link roundup.

Early Childhood

Mr.CBB presents A Personal Story:Chores and Money Lessons Growing Up | Canadian Budget Binder posted at Canadian Budget Binder, saying, “Teaching children about money is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child. It has the potential to set them up for the rest of their lives as financially responsible adults, or if it is neglected, adults who just don’t understand why they can never get ahead financially.”

Kevin Giffin presents How to Help Your Kids Survive Summer Sleepover Camp posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Summer camp is a great way for your kids to have fun and learn new skills while also taking crucial steps towards independence from you as they get older. When homesickness and parental dependence threatens to ruin your child’s vacation, these tips may help to smooth the situation over.”

Jana presents How To Raise A Child Consciously with Love:Because Life is EffortlessWisdom Ink posted at Blog, saying, “Raising a child consciously with love takes time, awareness and the ability to grant a child the space they need to be who they are as they are. Here are some tips to raising a child consciously with love.”

Kaylee Adams presents 12 Ways to Help Your Kid Learn to be a Good Sport posted at Find A Nanny, saying, “Participation in organized sports has a variety of benefits for kids.Helping your child learn the basics of being a good sport starts at home and extends to the playing field, and these 12 tips can help you to instill those qualities.”

Janet Golovine presents 10 Signs Your Child May Have an Allergy to Peanuts posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network estimate that roughly three million children suffer from food allergies, many of which are peanut allergies. What makes a peanut allergy so terrifying is that exposure can be deadly for an allergic kid, and peanuts aren’t always easily spotted in processed foods.”

Dan Robinson presents How to Motivate Your Child to Earn Good Grades posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “If your child isn’t performing well in school, there are steps you can take that may help give him the motivation he needs to boost that performance.”

Diego Brown presents How to Know if Your Child is Ready for His First Overnight at Grandma’s posted at National Nannies, saying, “Spending the night with Grandma is an iconic milestone for kids,first thing you’ll need to do is find a way to remove your own emotional reaction from the equation in order to objectively determine whether or not he’s reached a point in his development that would allow for a successful overnight visit.”

Jocelyn Scott presents 12 Tips for Keeping the Backyard Safe This Spring posted at Nanny Background Check, saying, “Before you tear the kids away from their televisions and video games and urge them out into the fresh air, though, you’ll want to make sure that the backyard is the safe haven for fun and games that it’s supposed to be. These 12 tips can help you eliminate common backyard hazards so that your family can enjoy the beautiful weather without fear of injury.”

Denise Young presents 10 Tips for Parents of Children with Sensitive Skin posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “Kids have thinner, more delicate skin that’s more prone to irritation and even skin infections, so it’s important to make sure that you’re taking every possible precaution to protect them from discomfort or pain.”

Arianna Lee presents 21 Blogs Kids Can Use to Prepare for Standardized Tests posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “For decades schools have been testing kids with standardized tests, which have changed through the years. This change has caused debate and controversy from teachers and parents alike.”

Lisa Jackson presents 10 Productive Things You Can Do While Waiting in the School Pickup Line posted at Live-Out Nanny, saying, “Balancing all of the tasks of parenthood in today’s busy world can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to juggle a family and a busy career. What you may not realize, though, is just how much time you spend in waiting rooms and standing in lines, waiting for the next task to start.”

MITCHELL MORRIS presents Coping with a Picky Eater posted at Full Time Nanny, saying, “Some kids will eat anything they’re served, while others have very particular.It’s hard to stay calm during the picky eating stage because food is one of the fundamental needs of a child, and you likely feel like you have to do something to change the situation.”

Jeff Moore presents 10 of the Best Drawing iPhone Apps for Kids posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “These 10 drawing apps for iPhone, however, are specifically designed for kids, with easy-to-use features that encourage both learning and creativity.”

Hailey Jones presents What to do When Your Child Says Something Embarrassing in Public posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “If there’s one thing that children are universally good at, it’s sharing embarrassingly honest commentary in public places.Because young children haven’t had much time to learn the more delicate aspects of sharing their feelings and tend to completely lack a verbal filter, there’s really no way to stop their mortifying comments from happening.”

Lisa Williams presents How To Prevent Your Child from Becoming Addicted to the Internet posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Addiction or compulsion to use the Internet is becoming a serious condition for many kids. Like other addictions, it can interfere with the child’s well-being, psychological and social development and physical health.”

Brittany Harris presents How to Encourage Children to Share Their Opinions Respectfully posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “Many adults have a difficult time sharing their opinions respectfully. It takes training and practice to get there, but it is definitely worth the effort, and parents who teach this skill to their children find that the rewards will last a lifetime.”

Carter White presents 20 Blogs with Different Ideas on How to Make May Day Baskets with Your Preschooler posted at Babysitting, saying, “There are plenty of quick baskets to make that are simple enough for your preschooler to help with. If you remember making May Day baskets when you were little, you might prefer to make baskets like you did back then and go the more traditional route.”

John Thomas presents 10 Secrets to Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem posted at Houston Nanny, saying, “Figuring out how to instill confidence in a child isn’t always easy. These ten secrets to building your child’s self-esteem are surprisingly simple, and can make a world of difference in the way she sees herself and handles everyday situations.”

Jim Wilson presents 5 Common Childhood Illnesses and How to Spot Them posted at Babysitters, saying, “There are a few relatively common illnesses that you may not even be aware of until they strike. These are five of the more common ailments that affect children, along with the signs and symptoms that signal their arrival.”

Aloted Omoba presents Family Travel with Babies and Toddlers posted at Super Working Mum, saying, “The thought of family travel by any means with babies and toddlers sounds daunting and stressful for Parents. It could be fun but hectic when travelling with a baby or toddler if not planned out properly. Here are some tips to make your journey pleasant.”

John Williams presents How to Encourage Cooperation in Preschoolers posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “preschoolers are still struggling with independence, so it’s no wonder that getting them to happily cooperate can be a struggle.”

Shelby Martin presents How to Choose Meaningful Consequences for Your Child posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Parenting is never easy, and choosing a consequence for your child’s negative actions can be one of the most difficult tasks. However, the importance of choosing the best and most appropriate discipline is vital to your child being self-motivated to maintain acceptable behavior.”

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