August 9, 2011

Best Of The Web: August 10-August 16


Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By New York Family


Contributors:
Kelly Farrell and Gavriella Mahpour

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

The FBI has
launched a missing
child app
that stores your kid’s vital information, contact info for the
authorities and tips on keeping your child safe. Is it something you’d
download? (Huffington Post)

Are schools
across the country giving kids too
much homework
? During the weeks leading up to schools reopening, parents
and experts weigh in within this intriguing article. (USA Today)

Lenore
Skenazy of Free-Range Kids talks about how parents can get over the fear
of being blamed for their parenting
, with the unique example of children
walking to camp. (Free-Range Kids)

A popular blogger reminds moms to donate
their bras
this month. Bust out your old brassieres! (A Child Grows)

The American Academy of Pediatrics has just released new
safety guidelines
for kids and teens who play sports in the summer heat. A
timely topic after two Georgia high school football players died
following practice in the 90-degree outdoors. (Huffington Post)

In celebrity baby news, Sarah
Palin is a grandma yet again
! Son Track and his wife Britta welcomed a baby
girl on Sunday. (Baby Center)

According
to psychologist Larry Rosen, Facebook,
Twitter, and texting
can lead to increased sleeping problems, trouble
concentrating, and anxiety and depression in teens. (Chicago Tribune)

Karen
Walrond takes a “perfect” photo-op-filled
trip to San Diego
with her family. Do you think NYC is just perfect? Why not work with your child to make your
own photo mosaic of our wonderful city! (Chookooloonks)

A
new study
reveals that the vast majority of foods coming out of
pre-schooler’s lunch boxes at lunchtime are not kept at safe temperatures,
indicating the possible presence of harmful bacteria that could cause food
poisoning. (TIME)

We thought
NYC had some great
public pools
. Boy, were we wrong! Joanna Goddard finds a travel article
that puts
our water holes to shame
. (A
Cup of Joe
)

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