February 7, 2012

Best Of The Web: February 8-14


Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

By Whitney Casser


Contributors: Sharon
Beesley, Meghan Gearino, Elizabeth Raymond

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

GO GIANTS! Check out how Park
Slope
celebrated another NY Super Bowl win! (Park Slope Patch)

The French aren’t just more fashionable than we are, they
are also better
parents in some ways
! Find out what you can learn from them–and how you
can make parenting more of a pleasure. (The Wall Street Journal)

As if Harry
Potter
needs any more problems on his plate. Doctors have now diagnosed his
constant head pains as nummular headaches. (MSNBC)

Was travel and adventure on your list of New Years resolutions?
Check out these
10 Incredible New Adventures for 2012
–including kid-friendly trips! (USA Today)

Oh, kids these days! Studies have shown that high schoolers
are actually participating
in less risky behavior
.
Surprised? (NY Times)

The
halftime show angers parents…yet again
. The Parents Television Council is
lashing out at NBC, the NFL and M.I.A. on Sunday’s very blatant flip slip. (TMZ)

Claire McCarthy, M.D., weighs the pros
and cons
of getting her 11-year-old daughter a cell phone. (The Huffington Post)

Candy-free fun may not be your kids’ idea of a sweet time,
but we promise they won’t miss the sugar if they have this adorable DIY Valentine
Fortune Teller
. (Design Mom)

Gwyneth Paltrow admits to being a very hands-on parent—even
bathing with her kids
! Is that weird? (Harper’s Bazaar)

Would you let a Facebook poll choose
your baby name for you
? An Illinois
couple did just that when they had decided on a boy’s name…but had a girl. (Babble)

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