The Parents’ Picks Awards is an annual nationwide online poll that allows parents to vote for their favorite family places, products and parenting tips. The 2010 voting took place from July 7 through August 31, 2010. ParentsConnect announced the winners online on September 15, 2010.
Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, is hosting its third annual Parents’ Picks Awards. From July to August ParentsConnect invited parents to pick the best parenting products, parenting tips and local family places. Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio WON for “Best Martial Arts Classes”. The 2010 Parents’ Picks Award winners will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the year.
The nominee in each category with the most votes was crowned the 2010 Parents Picks Awards WINNER and has been established as the best product, tip or place in that category. To announce their win, they received a “Parents’ Picks 2010 Winner” seal to display and will be featured as the winning product, tip or place on Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect site until the 2011 awards, so parents everywhere will know that they are the “Best of the Best”.
PARENTSCONNECT BACKGROUND: Featuring the tagline “We’re not perfect, we’re parents,” Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents’ lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from pregnancy to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; weekly online parties; hot topic boot camps on burning parenting topics; sweepstakes and giveaways; customizable baby names lists; comprehensive baby name lists; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on pregnancy and early childhood milestones; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.
The awards identify winners in 52 major U.S. cities with categories ranging from “Best Museum for families; Best Toy Store; Best Playground/Park” and more. “The Parents’ Pick Awards are a quick way for parents to find the best local option for their children in a variety of activities and venues” said Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center. “Martial Arts Personal Development Center has provided family oriented Martial Arts and Personal Development Instruction as well as Self-Defense classes for children and adults alike for many years. We are truly honored to be recognized two years in a row by our local communities in this awards program.”
Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center received its first nomination for “Best Martial Arts Classes in San Antonio” in 2009 and won by an overwhelming majority of parent votes. It was also the very first year that the category of Martial Arts was included in the ParentsConnect nationwide online poll, allowing parents to vote for their favorite San Antonio Martial Arts Academy.
Dr. Larry Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center, has improved countless children’s lives by teaching them self-discipline and focus through Personal Development and Martial Arts, emphasizing the importance of education. Find out how your child can grow up to be a Leader in your community and have self-confidence as well as a respectful attitude at http://www.familypdc.com/.