Bonding with your child is an important part of our lives as a parent, we want to be able to talk to our children, have fun with them and be the one they confide in when they are in trouble. Part of bonding is finding things that you can [...]
The world of celebrity gives us a wide variety of cool dads. Will Smith, David Beckham, Neil Patrick harris, Ben Affleck (let’s face it, what’s cooler than being able to tell your kids you’re Batman and not be lying)… the list goes on and on. These guys seem to [...]
If you’re in a family unit, it's guaranteed you’ll have your good and bad days. Sometimes one outweighs the other, and that’s fine when everyone is on a learning curve to living in harmony together. However, sometimes we do need a little help in making everyone in a household [...]
Technology is influencing our lives every day in business and in leisure, so it makes sense that our parenting is going to be enhanced by it, too. In this day and age, parents need all the help that they can get to make life run as smoothly as possible, [...]
Some children have entirely unique personalities that don’t conform to what the rest of the children around them do or think. Your child may be overtly sensitive or perhaps suffering from some form of psyche issues that transform everyday task and activities into anguish and anxiety. It's key that [...]
So, you’re having twins - congratulations! It’s going to be a fantastic experience, and your two little ones are going to have wild times together, keep each other company, and be the best of friends for life. Maybe. At some point in the very distant future, with any luck. [...]
Isn’t it every parent's wish for their children to turn out happy and well-rounded? Well, sometimes, that's easier said than done. Because wanting something to happen and actually make it happen, is a whole other story. Especially in today’s modern world. A childhood today isn’t quite what it was [...]
As parents, we will always worry. Not only will we worry about our kids as they start school, go out on their own for the first time, and even go off to college, there’s also one kind of worry that stays with us constantly. And that’s ensuring that they [...]
As a parent, it can often be frustrating that you can’t always be there for your child. When they are particularly young, you probably sometimes find yourself wishing that you could be by their side all the time, to offer support and help if something goes wrong. But the [...]
Being a parent is such a blessing, but it can also feel bittersweet at times. When your kids are crying, or behaving badly, you can start to feel really stressed out. But these things can often be resolved relatively easily, and harmony can be restored once again. One thing [...]
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, my kid can get help immediately.” All of these statements are decent arguments for a cell phone for a child at a reasonable age. The question is, what is the reasonable age? I believe the negative impacts of a child having a cell phone before the age of 16 far outweighs the positive.
In my years as a family court judge, I experienced many divorces where parties could not settle their case because of a disagreement over whether to sell the marital home. Specifically, a party wanting to keep the home would often have highly rigid and financially unreasonable expectations regarding the ability to afford and maintain the home into the future without downsizing.
Childhood is often depicted as a time full of freedom and joy. However, many children today struggle with extreme stress that interferes with their wellbeing. Increased academic pressure, family squabbles and disagreements with friends are just a few possible sources of stress that your child may in a normal [...]
Remember the days when Halloween meant putting on a witch’s hat and trick or treating people’s homes for sweets and other tasty treats? Over the past few years, Halloween seems to have become a more adult orientated occasion. Spooky club nights draw people in skimpy outfits and horror films [...]
As a parent, you know that is it your responsibility to keep your kids healthy and to teach them healthy habits from a young age. Washing your hands before dinner, brushing your teeth at least twice a day, eating your greens instead of eating cookies, etc. You know the [...]
On a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the healthiest, how would you rate how healthy you are? Do you eat your veggies? Are you able to squeeze in exercise most days of the week? If you do, awesome! If not, that's alright. But, did you know your [...]
John’s a talker and can tell a story that keeps you laughing, but on this day I could see how tired he was when I went to drop off my daughter. It was only 10 in the morning and already he looked worn, well-worked leather gloves on, work boots [...]
Your child’s learning experience shouldn’t be confined to a classroom. Opening up the world to a child and allowing exploration and fun is a great way to persuade learning outside of school. Children are naturally curious, so allowing them some freedom and encouraging them to learn new things isn’t [...]
Have you ever seen someone seem suspicious near a tree, lamppost, sign or anywhere else? Well, they might be doing something called Geocaching or they may actually be doing something dodgy! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.
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