Having kids is great, but when you are busy, it is easy to find yourself saying “not right now” and “maybe later.” Kids grow up fast, so making time for them, and bonding with them is important. You can also help them grow and teach them more whilst you spend valuable time together. Here are some ways that can help you find the time to spend with your kids and how you can make it meaningful: 1) Find Common Ground Whilst kids are young, they will appreciate all of your participation and you can help to teach them and guide them. As they … [Read more...] about 3 Great Ways to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids
Each of my three children can answer this for me - because it is something I have constantly instilled in them since the day they were born - a happy and fulfilling life. The life that you create for your children is going to be the way that they’re defined. Everything you do as a parent isn’t going to mold their life. The way they behave, the job they want to do, how they are around other people. We as adults are such a big influence on children’s lives, but it’s not just us who have an impact on them. It could be school teachers, soccer … [Read more...] about What Life Do You Want For Your Kids?
Every child is different and according to how they grow up, they will develop a personality that reflects their experiences. A child that is a little different from the rest of the kids at school, the neighborhood or family and friends, is nothing to be alarmed about. Many children will develop their own way in the beginning so don’t worry too much. However, it's good parenting to help your child become more of an individual right from the get-go. There’s nothing wrong with a child that likes to play by themselves, but get to the heart of … [Read more...] about Helping Your Child Come Out of Their Shell
Our elder parents and grandparents are often by themselves and vulnerable in many situations, which leaves family members worried about their safety. The same is true of our children who may arrive home from school before we arrive home from work, or are walking home or going to a friend's house. There are a variety of products on the market that an elderly family member can wear to call for emergency assistance or to notify first-responders in the case of an emergency, but most come with a cost. Not always a great option for our elderly … [Read more...] about Safe365 FREE App to Keep Track of Those You Love
Being a parent involves continuously thinking about what you can do to be a better mom or dad. What you've taught and told your children up to now, today, and how you prepare them for their future, is a full-time job. But we do our best because we hope that what we do today will impact our kids lives for the better in the future. And so, to give our children the best chance to thrive in a world that's not always all too kind, here are a few thinking points. Diet And Exercise We know that what our children eat and how much exercise … [Read more...] about Steps Ahead: Thinking Points for Your Family’s Future
Falling pregnant can be one of those most exciting times of your life, or perhaps one of the most daunting if it has come as a surprise. Whether you were expecting it or not, the prospect of a baby’s arrival can be overwhelming, so preparation is key. There is plenty you can do to prepare, and by following these steps you will soon feel ready to bring your baby into the world. Saving One of the most worrisome aspects of having a baby is the thought of how much it is going to cost you to raise a child. Where possible, make sure you have … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for a Baby
In life B.C. (before children), I had a career that I enjoyed as a secretary, doing a job that I loved. But when it was time for a family, taking some time off was a natural thing for me to want to do. Whether it is a couple of months to a couple of years (which I needed to do with the birth of my sons), we all know what we want and need when it comes to returning to work. Either way, regardless of how old your child (or children) are when you return, you are going to experience something completely new; working when you have kids. There is … [Read more...] about Working Moms: How To Make Your Return After a Baby Less Stressful
A healthy child should always be surrounding by a wide range of positive influences. The people around your little ones as they grow up will always impact their lives, shaping the personality which comes out at the end of it. Of course, as a parent, you will want to be the biggest example of this for your kids, giving you loads of work to do. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring a range of the different ways in which you can influence your child. While you will have to work hard to achieve a goal like this, you will be able to … [Read more...] about How To Be A Positive Influence On Your Children