Parenting Roundup: 6.02.09

Parenting Roundup: 6.02.09

Carrie McBride
Jun 2, 2009

This gave us a chuckle - Lithuanian dad uses secret weapon (the lure of his laptop) to coach his son to victory in this baby race. (Our son could totally give this kid a run for his money with either a laptop, remote control or telephone as bait.)

What else have we rounded up from the parenting blogosphere? How to be a more light-hearted parent; how to really help a family with a new baby; and is Consumer Reports out of touch with their advice on 5 things not to buy for your baby?

"After a birth: What a Family Needs."
Forget balloons, flowers and more receiving blankets - here's the perfect primer for how to help a family survive with a newborn at home. (Via A Cup of Jo)

Everyone wants to be happier, right? Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project offers "Ten Tips for Being a More Light-Hearted Parent." One we're working on: "Say no only when it really matters." (Photo: by Flickr member lepiaf.geo licensed for use under Creative Commons.)

Thingamababy gives the venerable Consumer Reports a smackdown on their article, "Five Products Not To Buy For Your Baby."

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