• Best Of The Web: April 11-17

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    By Whitney Casser

    Contributors: Meghan
    Gearino and Elizabeth Raymond

    Here’s a weekly roundup of parenting articles that piqued
    our interest. Enjoy! —

    First it was Christmas vs. Hanukkah, now it’s Easter vs. Passover. Which religion will reign supreme in the celebration “faith-off?” (The Daily Show)

    Looks like the First Family spends Easter just like us!
    Check out these
    great photos
    from the 134th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (The Los Angeles Times)

    The consequences of trauma can be severe for families,
    including behavioral issues and violence in children. Thankfully, New
    York’s own Safe Horizon released a report that also
    indicated there is a
    remarkably effective intervention
    . (New
    York Times
    )

    Can Park Slope Parents really ban
    ice cream trucks
    ? They may try. But perhaps the better approach is to look
    at the frozen treat temptations as a teachable moment in saying “no.” (Babble)

    Mattel agrees to make a bald Barbie for children with
    cancer and other medical conditions. Check out this NPR interview to learn more about the new dolls. (NPR)


    We’ve all heard of road rage, but is screen rage the new
    norm for kids? Find out about this new kind of temper tantrum. (Jezebel

    Are guys attracted to baby bumps? Here’s a funny and insightful piece on
    some male reactions to pregnancy. (CNN)

    Love it, or hate it. The
    Hunger Games
    are a hot topic in the parenting world lately. See the latest
    debate on whether these controversial books should be stocked
    in school libraries
    . (CBS News)

    Childhood obesity may have another culprit to blame besides
    inactivity and fatty foods. A new study
    finds genetics also plays a huge part. (ABC
    News
    )

    Same story, different day: Another former child star has
    found herself in the midst of very serious
    legal issues
    . (People Magazine)

    Childhood favorite PB&J sandwiches…as a drink? For
    parents only! Check out the new concoction that Van Gogh
    Vodka has created. (Refinery 29)

    Living alone in NYC—and everywhere for that matter—is on the
    rise. An NYU sociologist has been studying aloneness and writes about the
    phenomenon of “the
    cult of the individual
    .” (The New
    Yorker
    )

    Disney and Disney Junior will be airing celeb poetry
    readings this month. And we’re excited for Jessica Alba’s rendition of “De
    Colores,” a Mexican folk song. Check out when
    segments will air at HuffPo
    . (The
    Huffington Post
    )

    Zooey Deschanel admits that she
    doesn’t want kids
    . Hmmm…did she also admit that her acting is subpar?
    Kidding! Kind of… (Babyrazzi)

    Instagram (which was just bought by Facebook) is a common medium
    of expression for tweens and teens. And Yoursphere for Parents suggests that
    you might want to talk with your kids about
    privacy and also cyber-bullying
    . (The
    Washington Post
    )

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    Aladdin on Broadway

    This classic Disney film's Broadway musical adaptation has received rave reviews and numerous Tony nominations. Featuring additional new songs and... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

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