When it comes to being a parent, we worry about everything from our children’s education to what they’re eating (and everything in between). One element that’s often overlooked however is the health of our children’s eyes, which is odd when you consider how important they are to an overall high quality of life, as well as helping children develop and grow in the modern world.
Luckily, keeping our children’s eyes healthy isn’t as hard as you might think, it just involves some diligence Read more [...]
Puzzles are more than a source of entertainment. Playing with puzzles, specifically for young children, helps increase problem solving abilities and reasoning skills. In order to complete it, strategies must be thought out and developed. Puzzles also assist with developing cognitive skills and spatial awareness is fostered, as well. Placing a piece in its proper space necessitates the use of hand and eye coordination, which is developed as a similar action is done over and over until a toddler finds Read more [...]
Just like the real world, the Internet has a darker side, with teens likely to stray into it. According to New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, “Leaving children unsupervised on the internet is like giving them the keys to a Porsche and letting them loose on the motorway”. Fortunately, cell phone monitoring technology is there to save the day by allowing parents to keep tabs on their kids 24/7. Once app in particular, namely ShieldMyTeen, is doing an exceptionally good job of Read more [...]
Bringing up a baby is a tough job at the best of times but what about if you need to do it on a tight budget? This might seem impossible but by making some smart choices it can be done.
Choose Second Hand Purchases
Buying second hand items can slice a huge amount off your monthly expenses. You can clothes, toys and all sorts of other stuff in this way. Some parents are a bit wary of buying pre-owned items for their little ones but this shouldn’t really be a worry. After all, you just Read more [...]
The child bed specialists at Bedz R Us aim to give new mothers one less thing to worry about, ensuring your little one a restful night’s sleep from toddler age and beyond. But what can you do to combat the daily stresses and strains of motherhood? Raising a child comes with a mountain of responsibility, but fail to look out for yourself once in a while and this responsibility is in danger of caving in on you.
Injecting a few breathers and ‘me-time’ moments into your routine can make the Read more [...]
Once you become a parent you all of a sudden find that everything in your life takes a back seat, and instead all of your time and attention is spent taking care of your little one. The activities you used to do, music you listened to, television you watched and more you will not have much time for, but for your own sake as well as for the kids it is hugely important that you still find time for yourself and your partner. This will help you to relax and alleviate some of the stress that comes with Read more [...]
Baby showers are a very popular tradition amongst expectant moms, and they can be an intimate and very special affair. Understandably though some moms don't feel a complete affinity with the idea. It could be that they don't want to be the centre of attention or it might be that they've grown tiresome of the conventions of a classic baby shower. But whatever the reason, there are some really great alternatives to the traditional shower that should excite even the most skeptical mom-to-be.
The Read more [...]
Although the divorce rate in the UK may have remained largely unchanged over the course of the last two years, this means that an estimated 42% of all marriages are likely to end in divorce. This is a daunting statistic, especially when you consider that 48% off all marital breakdowns impact directly on at least one child who is under the age of 16. It is therefore important that couples with children strive to put the needs of their children first at all times, regardless of whether their marriage Read more [...]
Swimming is an enjoyable and beneficial skill that someday your child will have the opportunity to learn. In fact, the earlier they start, the more beneficial it will be to them. Before they take the plunge though, there are some very important tips you should know as parent. Here are some of the essentials.
Introducing your child to water may seem like a simple enough idea. But in fact, the way you approach it is vital for their safety. The very first step Read more [...]
Saying goodbye to your child when a new term begins is hard to bear for many parents, who may find that they are not quite ready to cut the apron strings just yet.
Whilst pursuing an undergraduate course away from home is an exciting step towards independence for your child, you must do all you can to maintain your relationship from a distance and provide the support that they need to fulfil their educational goals. Long distance parenting is always difficult but with these top tips you can stay Read more [...]