Lockdown has got us all feeling uncertain, a little bit trapped and frankly bored. Add a family into the mix and you’ve got even more people that you need to keep entertained throughout this. Between working from home, homeschooling and keeping up with the latest news we are all on the hunt to find […]
We all need doses of inspiration every now and again, whether it be interesting conversations, stories of human amazement, uplifting advice, thought-provoking ideas, seeing beautiful things or something to make us laugh.
These sites certainly gave us the feel-good factor and hope they do for you too. And of course… no list would […]
When people think of the word cool, parents are often the last thing which will come to mind. When you enter this sort of lifestyle, worrying about the way the world looks at you will become unimportant, and the little one you’re trying to raise will begin to take up more and more of […]
Playing sports provides various health benefits to people. This includes having improved mental and physical health, reduced stress, and better sleep. No wonder a lot of people love playing sports. Some of them make this physical activity as their hobby. Others take it more seriously because they aim to become professional sports players.
If you are […]
Are you preparing to plan your next family vacation? If so, then you might be considering some of the activities that you can enjoy together as a family. There are quite a few possibilities that you might want to consider here so let’s dive right in and start planning […]
Health has always been a major concern for humans. Even since the very earliest days of society’s growth, people have been working tirelessly to get a better understanding of health, and there have been a lot of strange ideas along the way. Nowadays, it seems that just about everything people enjoy is unhealthy in […]
Executive Summary: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!
According to research, “Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body.” (1) With that being the case, why has the distance our kids roaming […]
Executive Summary: Teach them to the importance of humor
A good sense of humor isn’t limited to adults alone, it transcends to little children also. It is important that they know how to have fun while at home, school or in the neighborhood.
Laughing and having fun is a great way medium whereby kids connect with those around […]
Executive Summary: kids and a cell phone… bad idea.
I get it. “We can’t organize all of our activities without a phone.” “My kid is different; they only use it for calling me.” “If my kid doesn’t have a phone, they will be picked on.” “Smart Phones are not as bad as everyone says.” “In an emergency, […]
Executive Summary: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?
Very few things are more important than open communication in any relationship. That’s doubly important in the family! If you are a busy family, which most families are, the importance you need to place on establishing good solid methods of communication is extremely important.
Parents who don’t […]
Executive Summary: Why is Creating a Connection Your Most Important Role as a parent?
There is nothing more vital for you to do as a parent than establish your family as a safe place for your kids.
- Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, no supervision, and no discipline are at the highest […]
Before our son, Joshua, was born it was so important for us that he didn’t have any restrictions put upon him by us, others and most importantly, himself. When people have children usually the main thing they look forward to is finding out whether they are having a boy or girl, and while we […]
Be Supportive, what does that really mean when it comes to a child? To a child being supportive means to listen. Listen to what they are saying. A child needs to be heard. They need their thoughts and idea’s to mean something to you. For this reason, a parent you must […]
Parents weigh in on what they did to get their kids to sleep through the night!
Our studio apartment is set up. My parents are watching my son while I work. It is time to be focused on what I need to complete. Time to get my son into a daycare program. My parents are moving to California. Researching (more than two, but not a lot of) daycare’s in […]
There appear to me to be a lot of mythos surrounding the question as to why people bully. I was bullied for around eight years — probably longer. Since then I have worked with or alongside young people for fourteen years, and I have worked with children for a lot longer than that. I remember one time when I had an interview for a youth work post with someone who was aware of my history of being bullied. They asked me in a very matter-of-fact way “So, how will you stop yourself from bullying our young people?” I was quite frankly gobsmacked and astounded, but I answered her question quite clearly “Some people who are bullied do end up bullying, but that is not a hard-and-fast rule.
Does this sound familiar to you or anyone you know? Eddie is on the outside trying to be in his daughter’s life. Her mother has moved on and another man is playing the role of father for his girl. He asks me, “What can I do?”
Each time I take my two children out grocery shopping or errand running, I’m very mindful about their manners and social interaction. My wife has the same priorities, and our kids are generally well-behaved, especially in public. They are actually starting to get a bit of a reputation, I learned recently. A few months ago, I was out shopping with both kids at a local “big box store”. We stopped to pick up a sample from one of the tables at the end of an aisle. “Oh, you must be the father!” the sample lady suddenly exclaimed. “Why yes. Yes, I am,” I stumbled, unsure of her meaning.
Picture this: you’re stuck inside with your children on a rainy Saturday. It’s a snowy day in January, or perhaps a scorching hot day in July. You’ve made crafts, played games, and watched a movie.
What’s left? Well, you do have to cook dinner.
You might hesitate at the idea of spending time in the […]