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This Week’s Parenting News, Tips, and Trends
We’ve rounded up newsworthy parenting stories, trends, vids, and tips for busy, tuned in parents. This week’s funniest and inspiring parenting videos, new parenting tips and hacks on money, pregnancy, being a stay-at-home dad, and more!
These 10 TED Talks videos range from controversial to creative, humorous to heartwarming, and educational to motivational. Whether you get the chance to nibble or binge-watch, you’ll find it thought-provoking and worth your time.
Though pregnancy is an arduous journey, it’s not without its benefits! Tricia at The Good Mama points out in this Mommy A to Z guest post the delights between the doldrums of the third trimester of pregnancy. And she reminds us that focusing on the positive (and having a sense of humor) can pretty much get you through anything.
At once riotous and real, this unexpected stay-at-home dad is reaching out to all parents and exposing what he’s learned through trial and error to share a laugh, ease any unnecessary suffering, and to entertain. You’ll enjoy this relatable read.
Just starting high school, 13-year-old LaMelo Ball verbally accepts an offer to play college basketball for the UCLA Bruins in 2019. His parents are proud. But one parent who’s young son is also receiving early recruitment offers isn’t happy about the kid-scouting trend.
CNN reports NBA superstar LeBron James’ opinion on the matter, “It should be a violation; you shouldn’t be recruiting 10-year-old kids.” What do you think?
Tuned in parent David in Altadena had shared a tip with us that the safest place to position a car seat is in the middle back seat. And we’re so glad he did because it prompted us to dig further. David was right about the middle back seat being the safest as it is away from areas of collision impact, but his tip led to more (see diagram).
We also learned not every vehicle and car seat model combination can accommodate an installation in the middle position. Baby Car Seat Installers shares how to find out what position in your vehicle is safest for your child’s car seat. Important info every parent should know!
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Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).