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5 Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown
Advice, Kid Stuff, Parenting, Special Needs Parenting

5 Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown

There are both negatives and positives to being stuck at home these days. But one positive is that we are home with our children. During the COVID 19 stay in place orders, there are 5 easy Life Lessons to Teach Kids during lockdown. Let's jump right in and see the fun things we can do! Thanks to recent events, parents from all over are doing their best to create some semblance of a school routine while at home. Keeping your kid’s attention, while attempting to continue to teach and cultivate new skills is a challenge. While guiding them through their textbooks is a must, there are other important life lessons to teach kids during these times. Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown With all the newfound available time, these lessons can be introduced and developed...
3 Difficult Conversations to Have with Your Teen Today!
Parenting, Parenting Teens

3 Difficult Conversations to Have with Your Teen Today!

Do you know the difficult conversations to have with your teen? Let's check the top three and help you know how to prepare your teen for the real world! Raising a teenager is tough. Teens believe they’re invincible and that their parents should treat them like adults. Parents, on the other hand, often struggle with giving their children more independence. Difficult Conversations to Have with Your Teen One way you can give your teenagers a little more responsibility is to have challenging conversations with them. Here’s a list of difficult conversations to have with your teen. Once these talks are over, you can be more confident in letting your kids out into the world. Drug Use Parents must talk to their teens about drugs. Teenagers are known to experiment with drug...
4 Amazing Tips for Parents Working from Home During Coronavirus
Parenting, Work From Home

4 Amazing Tips for Parents Working from Home During Coronavirus

The global impact of coronavirus has been massive. Schools are closing and employees are being forced to work from home. Millions of parents have found themselves working remotely which has caused extra challenges as they try to find the balance between looking after their children and getting their work done at home. 4 Tips for Parents Working from Home During Coronavirus Everyone who has found themselves in this position is quickly having to figure out the best ways to work from home. As someone who works from home and knows a lot of other remote workers, over the years I’ve learned some of the best ways to work to ensure I stay happy and productive. Get ready as if you’re leaving the house One thing that often happens when people start working from home is that the...
5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child
Advice, Parenting, Special Needs, Special Needs Parenting

5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

Concerned your child is falling behind? These 5 learning disability symptoms may help you figure out what is going on in your child's education. It's easy to think that your child is lazy or doesn't want to learn. If your child doesn't seem to be interested in school, it isn't necessarily because they are lazy or don't want to learn. Look for learning disability symptoms, and see if they are experiencing a hard time and need specialized help. If you don't know what signs to look for, we are here to help. 5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child Continue reading this article for more information on how to tell if your child has a learning disability. 1. Writing Do you notice that your child takes a long time to write a senten...
6 Fun Things to Do with Your Daughter
Being A Better You, Inspiration, Parenting

6 Fun Things to Do with Your Daughter

Want to spend more quality time with your precious girl? Here are seven incredibly fun things to do with your daughter to build a stronger bond! Your little girl is only going to be little for a short while. Before you know it, she'll be leaving the nest and heading toward her future. Take advantage of all the time you have left with her with mommy-daughter days. 6 Fun Things to Do with Your Daughter There are a lot of fun things you can do with your daughter, such as baking, creating works of art, heading to the bookstore, and having a relaxing spa day. No matter what you choose to do, she's probably going to love it. That doesn't make picking something any less of a challenge, though. Keep reading to learn more. 1. Bookstore You can inspire learning in your da...
Kids and Sports: 5 Benefits Kids Get From Playing Sports
Kid Stuff, Parenting

Kids and Sports: 5 Benefits Kids Get From Playing Sports

Kids and sports are a touchy subject for many parents as our children are playing fewer sports than we used to at their age. Only 38% of American children aged six to twelve played a team sport in 2018. Sadly, this figure is only getting worse. Children aren't as enthused about sports these days. The cost of participating in a team sport has also increased. Kids are spending hours on online games, smartphones, and websites like YouTube, which were non-existent 20 years ago. This isn't a good thing, as shown by rising levels of obesity, depression, and antisocial behavior amongst children. Kids and Sports It may take a lot of effort and fights to convince your children to participate in team sports. Not to mention, being the parent of student-athletes requires a lot ...
3 Ways to Take a Vacation Without Leaving Home
Kid Stuff, Parenting

3 Ways to Take a Vacation Without Leaving Home

Looking for a way to have a family Vacation Without Leaving Home? We all need our breaks from time to time. Vacations are a great way to spend quality time with loved ones, gather our thoughts, and come back refreshed and ready to take on all that life throws at us. It can be upsetting and even stressful when a vacation gets canceled—especially when your child was looking forward to it. However, just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean you can’t have your refreshing getaway. If you had to cancel your trip because of the spread of COVID-19, consider replacing it with these ways to take a vacation without leaving home. Have a Movie Night Movie nights are an excellent way to spend family time, and now is the perfect opportunity to have one. If you have to stay at t...
Keeping Children Healthy And Why It Can Be Tricky
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Keeping Children Healthy And Why It Can Be Tricky

Looking for easy tips for keeping children healthy? Keep reading for three simple steps! Keeping our children safe and healthy is our number one role as parents. We want to ensure that our children are healthy at all times. But sometimes we can drop the ball, and sometimes it is impossible to do so. Children aren’t always keen on the idea of keeping themselves healthy. Whether it’s from climbing trees and falling, or trying to get into things that they really shouldn’t be while outdoors, there is always a reason to observe. While this is part of our role, it can feel like an impossible task at times. Keeping Children Healthy Here are some great ways to help keep our children healthy every day, and why you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. Because, let's face it, chil...
7 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Toddlers
Kid Stuff, Parenting

7 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Toddlers

Do you know what to consider when buying toys for toddlers? If not, keep reading to find out what you need to know! Has your baby just graduated from the toddler stage? Congratulations! This is a magical time when your child will explore the world and start growing up, right before your eyes. It's also a very critical stage, where you have to guide your baby and help develop their skills. And what better way to do this than playtime? 7 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Toddlers As your baby advances into a new stage, it's also time to get them new toys. Here are a few things you should know before you start stocking up. 1. Make Sure The Toys are Safe Your toddler will spend a lot of time with the toys. So you must pick these toys wisely and ensure that t...
Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online
Parenting, Parenting Teens

Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online

What you need to know about Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online! Parenting teenagers is tough! There are so many emotions and new situations that both parents and children are learning to navigate! With modern technology, there is even more for parents to figure out. Keep reading to find out what you can do to keep your teen safe online. Keeping Your Teenager Safe Online Keeping children safe online is one of the biggest challenges a parent will face in the 21st century. Online safety can be hard enough with younger children, but teenagers bring additional challenges, like their growing need for independence. They also face other issues in regards to online safety, such as cyberbullying, online dating, and sexting. It may seem difficult, but it is possible to keep your teen ...
How Much Allowance Should I Give My Child?
Kid Stuff, Parenting

How Much Allowance Should I Give My Child?

How much allowance should you pay your child? It's a complicated question without a clear answer. Allowances are a personal decision based on many factors. One report shows the average allowance amount for kids between the ages of 4 and 14 is $9.59 per week. Broken down by age, 4-year-olds averaged $4.18 per week while 14-year-olds averaged $13.87 weekly. Age is one factor, but it's not the only one. Allowance may depend mainly on your financial situation. Many parents also factor in chores and what kids have to do to earn the allowance. We've put together a guide with different factors to help you determine your child's allowance amount. General Guidelines Based on Age Many parents use age as a deciding factor in the allowance amount. A general recommendation i...
How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Highly Sensitive Children
Kid Stuff, Parenting, Special Needs Parenting

How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Highly Sensitive Children

Are you looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors with your highly sensitive children? Highly sensitive children are a joy to be around. They're alert and empathetic, understanding, and attuned to their surroundings. At the same time, their powerful emotions can give way to jarring reactions. This poses a challenge if you enjoy certain activities with lots of stimuli. Fortunately, the outdoors can be the perfect setting for highly sensitive children. With minimal noise and fresh air, you couldn't ask for more. How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Highly Sensitive Children So how can you make the most of the outdoors with your child? Keep reading to find out some amazing tips! Focus on Simple Activities All children are different, so what they appreciate will vary. That ...
What do you do when your child refuses to go to school?
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What do you do when your child refuses to go to school?

Are you experiencing your child meltdown everyday right before going to school? Are you feeling frustrated and angry when they refuse to go to school? So what do you do when your child refuses to go to school? Most children will blame physical issues such as stomach pain or leg pain for avoiding school. However, you may find that pain vanishes once they stay at home. You may find yourself reacting to your anxieties and emotions rather than acting in an effective and a well- planned manner.  What do you do when your child refuses to go to school? Having a child who avoids going to school is known as school refusal. Typically children with school refusal experience a difficult time in school due to some anxiety. School refusal is not a kind of truancy since the truant ch...
Tips to Create The Perfect Family Room & Help Kids Unplug
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Tips to Create The Perfect Family Room & Help Kids Unplug

Create The Perfect Family Room Unplugging kids from their devices can be one of the hardest things a modern parent has to do. Spending quality time together has gotten harder as platforms like Youtube and Snapchat, become increasingly popular. Like most parents, you probably miss interacting with your child for more than five minutes before their attention inevitably goes to their phone, tablet, or tv. Tips to Create The Perfect Family Room & Help Kids Unplug A solution to that issue can be a designated family room; A room that is dedicated to family, togetherness, and interaction. Whether you're converting an old room into a family room or designing one from scratch, here are a few tips to get you started. Include Entertainment If you're going to restrict...
Kick Off 2020 By Decluttering Your Home
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Kick Off 2020 By Decluttering Your Home

Does starting a new year feel any different to you? For some people, it's just another day, in another year. For moms, the day-to-day life carries on as usual. However, this is a perfect time to reflect and alter the aspects of your life that you wish functioned better. In 2020, make it a goal to be more organized by decluttering your home. After all, it will allow the regular daily routine to be more relaxed for the whole family. Kick Off 2020 By Decluttering Your Home When beginning your more-organized journey, the number one factor in succeeding is decluttering. Why? Clutter makes life harder and more stressful. Days are busy enough with getting kids ready, out the door, off to school, back home, making dinner, homework, and more. The last thing you want to do in the mid...
How to Teach Kids Basketball  using Apps
Kid Stuff, Parenting

How to Teach Kids Basketball using Apps

Kids develop an interest in lots of hobbies as they grow older. Sometimes, they fall in love with a sport and stick with it for years, if not for the rest of their lives. When you have kids that play basketball, you may feel the need to help them improve their gameplay. You may also worry about not being much of a help, especially if you have little or no idea how to play the game. Luckily, there's a way out! Learn how you can Teach Kids Basketball using Apps! It may sound crazy, but you can embrace their love of technology to teach them a few new hoop skills. Check out these three ways that using apps can help you out! Use Virtual Trainers that Teach Kids Basketball Rules Coaching basketball requires you to be well versed in all the rules of the game. There are abo...
Renting with Kids: What to Look for in an Apartment
Parenting

Renting with Kids: What to Look for in an Apartment

Renting with Kids comes with both pros and cons. However, certain key things need to be considered prior to signing a lease. In today's post, we're going to check out what you need to look for in an apartment when you have children. Renting with Kids: What to Look for in an Apartment When you decide to start a family, you have to pay more attention to your living environment. If you own your home, you'll have the freedom to modify certain aspects to accommodate the little ones better. However, as a renter, look for an apartment that already comes with all you'll need. That means finding an apartment that is not only spacious and equipped with the right amenities, but also the safest choice for your child. There are several key considerations when looking for a kid-frie...
7 Top Tips for Visiting Kids Theme Parks
Kid Stuff, Parenting

7 Top Tips for Visiting Kids Theme Parks

I still remember the first time we went to a theme park with our children. I wish then I would have known these 7 top tips for visiting kids theme parks back then! The biggest tip is that safety is key, especially if you're visiting a kids' play area with little ones! The last thing you will want is this happy trip to turn into an ER visit! 7 Top Tips for Visiting Kids Theme Parks If you're planning on going to a kids theme parks, here are a few things you need to remember to make that experience a memorable one for your little ones! 1) Possible Age Restrictions Age restriction varies from place to place. Some kid's theme parks accept children as young as one year old while others don't. Others, only allow children up to age twelve while others don't. ...
Lending Money to Your Adult Child: 5 Golden Tips
College Bound, Parenting

Lending Money to Your Adult Child: 5 Golden Tips

When you are continually thinking about the huge price associated with having children, you need to know about the different kinds of costs that you might have to take care of. From the very first day, you have to ensure that you are taking the proper medicines to keep your baby fit and healthy. Once your baby is born, you have to concentrate on childcare, the school of your baby, college expenses. All these costs are entirely reasonable, and as parents, it is your responsibility to take care of all these. However, you need to understand that your kids are going to tap your bank accounts as soon as they start turning 21. According to www.businessinsider.com, 6 out of every 10 Americans who have one adult child are responsible for providing financial support to them. Lendin...
4 Easy Tips for Teaching Children Kindness
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4 Easy Tips for Teaching Children Kindness

Generally speaking, the world would be a better place if people were kinder to each other. If all parents raised their children to be helpful, the new generation would be the most compassionate yet. Bringing up a kind child means that you have to take the opportunity to shape your child as they grow. This desire has many parents searching for easy tips for teaching children kindness. Having a compassionate child will result in having a caring adult, which will make the world a better place! Through teaching kindness, parents can help stomp out hate and bullying. 4 Easy Tips for Teaching Children Kindness Teaching kindness to your child can feel intimidating. However, it can be quite straightforward. All you need is some real-life opportunities to teach and show compassi...