At some point, every parent needs to face the hard truth: Kids can’t wear Velcro shoes and slip-ons for their entire lives. At some point, they will have to learn how to tie their shoelaces. Don’t worry, though, you have a huge advantage over your parents and everyone who came before you. It’s called the
Financial responsibility isn’t something most people are born with. Your spending habits are probably the result of how your parents managed money and what they taught you about it. And your child is no different. So, it’s important to start teaching your child how the financial world works as soon as possible, perhaps as soon
How many times have you asked your child how their day went, and then they responded with one word? As a parent of school-aged children, you want to know what your kids did at school. Also, you want to know how their day was and if anything significant happened. But getting all that out of
As your little one begins to grow, it is important they be given more responsibility. The goal is to see them transition from being completely dependent on you to being a totally independent flourishing individual. There are a lot you can do to help your child reach their age-appropriate goals. Here are 4 amazing parenting
Parenting a toddler can be a challenge. They are so busy and curious, and they are non-stop. Managing a toddler’s day is downright exhausting since it takes a lot of energy to make sure they don’t into unsafe things. But there’s an easier way. Here’s how to embrace that curious nature and say yes to
Today’s kids and teens seem to feel entitled to anything they want. On the extreme side are those youngsters who have a demanding attitude towards everyone in their lives. Why some kids are ungrateful or uninterested in helping others is a mystery. So, as a parent, you must teach your children why and how to
Most parents know that they need to be prepared for those inevitable waiting times with their kids. At restaurants, the doctor’s office or on errands, a bored kid with nothing to do is a recipe for disaster. If you want to avoid constantly handing your kid your phone to watch videos, try these four no-fail,
Whether you have one child or several, spending quality time with them individually is vital to their emotional well-being. Children thrive on having the sole attention of their parents, even if it’s for a short time. Today’s busy schedules make it imperative to spend more quality time together. So keep reading to get five fun ideas
Daily exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and it can take the backseat when your kids are your priority. These are three creative ways to exercise with your kids.
Picky eating is often a part of a typical preschooler’s development. The good news is most children become comfortable eating a greater variety of foods as they grow older. These tips help parents deal with a picky eater and improve their diet. Have Schedule for Meals and Snacks Offering meals and snacks around the same
Keeping your home clean with kids is a lot easier said than done. These 25 ways to keep your home clean with kids are a great place to start.
Whether it’s rain or snow, long periods of bad weather can leave kids and parent’s feelings restless and cooped up. Instead of relying on screen time alone to get through the seemingly endless days, here are a few fun ways to keep kids active, entertained and burning energy while stuck inside, get everyone working together,
Temper tantrums are a common characteristic in toddlers, as it is how they express their frustration or inability to communicate their needs. However, older kids may also have occasional temper tantrums. It isn’t uncommon for a 5 or 6-year-old child to throw a tantrum when they don’t get what they want, they feel ill, or
From the time they are babies, children prefer to sleep with their parents. They feel secure when they sleep near their parents, and it is natural for them to want to continue this past infancy. In many families, children continue to share the family bed well into childhood. However, co-sleeping can cause poor sleep for
When your child was a baby, they needed you to do everything for them. As they grow older, their ability to tend to their needs improves. By the time they are a toddler, they have the capability to do a lot more things on their own. Parents can begin training their child to be independent
As a parent, you may be both excited and nervous when you discover you are expecting your next baby. Having gone through pregnancy before, the experience may not be as daunting as the first time. However, you have a new challenge to face—preparing your elder child for the new baby. You cannot predict how your
No standard method of learning is effective for all children. Different people process information in different ways. So educators have broadly classified learning styles into three types: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. It helps to identify your child’s learning style so you can help them tailor their study habits for better academic success. Here is what
Household pets are often responsible for many childhood allergies. Common pets like cats, dogs, hamsters, and birds shed dander, fur, saliva, and droppings which contain proteins that act as allergens and trigger reactions in allergy-prone children. Furry pets are usually the most allergenic. Non-shedding animals like reptiles, fish, and amphibians rarely cause allergies. How They
Young children’s shoes should not only be the right size and fit, but they should also protect the feet and function efficiently. That means you shouldn’t do shoe shopping in a hurry. If you aren’t sure how to get started, keep reading. Here are six helpful tips for buying the best young children’s shoes for
When your child transitions from kindergarten to first grade, it is a significant milestone in their life. Although every child is unique, there are certain physical, social, cognitive and emotional milestones they should achieve before they begin first grade. So, if you’re not sure where to start, here are 10 important skills to teach and
Kindergarten marks your child’s official entry into the formal education system. This is where they will formally learn about letters, numbers, sounds, words as well as some of the basic critical skills. Remember, school is a new environment your child isn’t familiar with, so it may take time for them to get accustomed to it.