Picks of the Week 7/22/2009

Breaking News

Hot Dog! That’s One Heck of a Crash

Articles of Interest

6 tips to help parents talk to kids about racism
Get your kids off the sofa this summer
Teen credit cards can also teach savings
Send your teens safely to college
What’s the right age to give your kid a cellphone?

Shannon’s Faves

Taylor Lautner Reveals Secrets to Ripped New Moon Body

Emma Watson Gears Up For Ivy League Life

Vanessa’s Faves

A weekly blog “Leading Gen whY” is focused on preparing the collegiate to young adult for working world. It gives brief tips how to improve yourself as a Young Professional

The L.A.KidStuff website and newsletter includes listings of fun, low cost and family friendly events in the Los Angeles area.  The site is ideal for Los Angeles residents and for people planning to visit the region.

Parenting in Today’s Celebrity-Driven Society!

Mamarazzi Knows Best is an informative parenting blog discussing a wide range of family topics: education, college, book reviews, movies, pop culture, and technology. MKB has a special focus on the pressures Hollywood can have on teens and family values in our daily lives. Suzette Valle is an award-winning, bi-lingual, bi-cultural mother and a regular contributor of family-related Hollyblog posts to www.TheWrap.com, a new on-line Hollywood publication based in Santa Monica, California.

Books of the Week

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo

The Divorce Party By Laura Dave This is a great summer read for moms!

Some Great Summer Educational Books for Kids:

My Dog Bites the English Teacher: Practical Grammar Made Quick and Easy by Marian Anders

“I Used to Know That” Stuff You Forgot From School by Caroline Taggart

“My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me?” How to Speak and Write it Right by Caroline Taggart and J.A. Wines

“i Before e (except after c)” Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff by Judy Parkinson

Before College Must-Reads for Soon-to-be-freshman:

21 To Do Lists for High School Students by Valerie Pierce with Cheryl Rilly

Been There Should’ve Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College by Suzette Tyler

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