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From 6-year-olds who want to look sexy to Suri Cruise's puppy love, check out the best parenting links from around the web.
Let Kids Be Kids…
We spend so much time trying to shield our kids from anything and everything that could go wrong. Surely we don't want them to make the same mistakes we did. Or do we? One Huffington Post blogger makes the case for mistakes she wants her daughters to make. (And for more tips on raising girls, read what we wish we knew!)
Newborn Products That Make Your Life Easier
No sleep, lots of diapers and the near-constant fear you're doing something wrong -- it's no secret those first few months of motherhood are tough. But having the right gear can help. We love People magazine's list of the newborn essentials you really need, from Kourtney Kardashian's favorite stroller to Charlize Theron's swaddling blankets and more. (Psst: If you happen to live in a small space, make sure you stock up on these small-space nursery items.)
She's Just Too Young!
From dressing a toddler up as a prostitute (say what?!) to taking a 5-year-old to a tanning salon, we're no stranger to the latest parenting scandals -- but is getting a 3-year-old's ears pierced and raising a 6-year-old who wants to be "sexy" up to par with the rest of the list? Some moms think there's a clear line between what's cute and what's age appropriate. Read these reports from LilSugar and Today -- and you can be the judge!
While she's at the center of her parents' very public divorce, Suri Cruise only wants one thing -- a puppy! (Um, what 6-year-old doesn't?) When Katie Holmes decided not to adopt a puppy after the two visited a pet store, Suri threw a typical toddler meltdown. (Parenting props to Katie for not giving in!) Check it out on Hollywood Life. You can also read tips about handling those toddler tantrums here.
Mom for the Gold Medal
Gearing up to watch the Olympics? So much fun! But imagine preparing yourself to compete in the Olympic Games and parenting your rambunctious kids at the same time. (Talk about multi-tasking!) Read Celebrity Baby Scoop's roundup of five super-star moms heading to the London Olympics. Go, mom, go!
A 5-Year-Old Hairstylist
You come home to find your 5-year-old daughter, scissors in hand, and your 3-year-old sporting a new "unique" haircut. Noooo! Instead of freaking out (at least outwardly) -- one father grabbed his video camera -- and the result is hilarious! Watch it on Gawker.