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The Latest & Greatest Posts on Parenting

It’s finally Friday!  It’s been a hectic week and I’m ready for the weekend.  I was over at momtastic
earlier this week posting on how to make a nature bowl with the kids and more family friendly finds from around the web.


I’ve been reading A LOT of interesting parenting posts lately so I thought I’d share some of my favorites.  In no particular order, here they are:

  1. The New York Times is talking about raising siblings to be friends.  They mention the book Siblings Without Rivalry, which was also recommended to me by my pediatrician when I was pregnant with S.  I checked it out from the library but only made it through the first chapter before she was born and after that I didn’t have a lot of extra reading time on my hands.  I’m buying a copy this weekend!
  2. Earlier this week I posted on the violence in Cars 2.  To follow up, here’s a comprehensive post on the effects of weapons and weapon play on young kids.
  3. I recently read somewhere that “yelling is the new spanking”.  Are you a closet yeller?  One brave blogger is owning up to it and posting all about how she’s trying to change.
  4. Does making your kids too happy now doom them to unhappiness later?  It’s a question that’s been circling the blogosphere lately.  Read more here.
  5. Using the HALT method to diagnose meltdowns – so smart.
  6. Remember when I said “those teach your baby to read commercials make me throw up in my mouth a little“?  Apparently I’m not alone.
Happy reading and happy Friday!

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