"Keep true to the dreams of your youth." ~ Friedrich Schiller
Side by side photography is really popular, and I like it. It's one of those trendy things that I actually like b/c it works.
This website has some good Tips on photographing kids like..."I think it’s worth saying that you want to get the children that you are photographing as comfortable with you and the camera as possible. Showing kids photos after you’ve taken them, letting the child look through the viewfinder and even take a few shots (if they’re old enough), spending time with the kids before taking shots – all of these things can help set the child at ease. The more relaxed they are the better."
It seems like an obvious thing, but it's usually not, and here are some good photographers that get it right...
and here are some I took...