Simple Ways to Achieve a Happier Home

Our homes are an extension of who we are. What we do within our homes impacts our outlook on life, our productivity levels, our mood, and how we are as a family. By adjusting a few small things in your home, you can have a positive impact on your [...]

How to Get You Kids to Play Outside!

You may find it difficult to get your children to play outside if you have to watch them. With all the video games and TV show options they have, they may give you a hard time about leaving the house. The following are five strategies you can use to [...]

Embracing Tragedy: Being Present in Pain

As a father of four boys, you may imagine that life is hectic from time to time for me.  While it truly is, in fact, quite crazy sometimes, it isn't always because of the reasons you might think.  I have four boys, ages 11, 4, 3, and almost 2, [...]

By | 2017-12-14T13:51:08+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Be Respectful: Respect your Local Authorities

One important value I’m instilling in my kids is the importance of respecting authority. Now, this is bound to bring up some controversy, because some authorities do not behave in a way the deserves respect. However, on the whole, I tend to trust the idea that our society functions [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:13:56+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Presents That Will Bring You One Step Closer To Your Kids

In the words of Tim Minchin, “I really like Christmas”. More specifically, I really like Christmas presents. Yet more specifically, I really like giving Christmas presents. Christmas presents get a pretty bad rap in contemporary society. They’re portrayed as symbols of greed and selfishness that cause parents around the [...]

Protecting Your Family: An Ongoing Mission

If you are like most people, you are probably keen to do whatever you can to protect your family. There are many ways in which you might need to do this, and it can be a struggle to juggle them all at once. However, it is also likely to [...]

Valuable Parenting Lessons From Comic Book Superheroes

All dads are superheroes in the eyes of their kids. Superman may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound but Daddy could fly up to the stars and blow them out like a candle if he wanted. While it’s natural to want to reign in your [...]

Your Quick Family Kitchen Guide

If you have kids, then creating a suitable family kitchen is crucial to ensure everybody’s happiness in the house. A family kitchen will be safer, giving parents peace of mind, and more suitable for kids to use whatever they may be doing. Here’s your quick family kitchen guide to [...]

Coping With a Child That Has Trouble Sleeping

When we have children to look after, one of the most troubling things to keep in mind is their sleep. Children need plenty of sleep to recharge their bodies and grow, but it can take a lot of work to convince them to go bed in a timely fashion. [...]

The Importance Of Giving Yourself A “Parent MOT”

Is there any way of skirting around the issue? Being a parent is tough, anyone who has spent an afternoon with a child will attest to the physical and mental struggle that comes with looking after this most precious of cargo. So, it begs the question, what should parents [...]

Reducing Stress This Christmas

The holiday period is amazing. The colors and lights, all of the decorations, the food and drink and the general feelings of joy and excitement. But, it can, unfortunately also be unbelievably stressful. Kids Christmas lists seem to get bigger every year, while also getting more expensive. Food and [...]

Never Hear Your Kids Utter The Words ‘I’m Bored’ Again

Think of something your kids say often. You know, sort of like a catchphrase. For many parents, that phrase will be ‘I’m bored.’ Kids say that a lot, don’t they? If yours don’t, then you obviously don’t need this article and you can go on your merry way! Oh, [...]

Helping A Child’s Self-Identity Come Out On Top

When it comes to helping our child develop healthily, self-identity is one of the harder aspects to truly nail down. It’s about confidence, but it’s also about how they see not only themselves but the world around them. It’s about their values, their sense of personality, and more besides. [...]

How To Keep Your Child Safe Online

If you’re raising a child in this world, then you’re bound to hit a point where they want to start using a computer/laptop/any other device with an internet connection. As a parent, you can’t really stop them from doing this as it’s part of life now. However, you still [...]

How to Persuade Unsure Toddlers to Eat New Foods

Young toddlers trying out different foods for the first time will naturally be hesitant. Their instinct is to distrust new things which can be frustrating for you, especially when you know what you are providing is delicious and nutritious. For some toddlers and parents, meal times can quickly become [...]

Providing Your Children With The Fun Winter Of A Lifetime!

Winter is very close to us now. The leaves have fallen from the trees, and our cars are now frostbitten every morning. If you haven’t been wrapping up warm, or have simply come into contact with other people, it’s likely that you’re sporting a cold. Between sneezes and trying [...]

Keeping Your Little Ones Safe This Winter

While winter is an exciting and magical time for your little ones, it just isn’t as safe as other seasons, which is why we need to take extra precautions. You children need a little extra attention to keep them happy and healthy, so I have compiled a list of [...]

Hobbies You Can Share With Your Child

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 [...]

Are You A Cool Dad? Or Are You Just Trying To Be?

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-19T10:22:34+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Authentic, FAMILY ACTIVITIES|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Having A Dog Can Make Us Happier

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-19T10:22:39+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, FAMILY ACTIVITIES|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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