How To Play Safe In The Sun | Safety Tips For Summer

How To Play Safe In The Sun | Safety Tips For Summer(Written by Beth Stubbings) When the sun is shining, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. With most families making the most of their gardens and getting plenty of play equipment for their children to use, it is important that parents make sure that their children are safe when they’re having fun.  Make sure that your children stay safe in the garden throughout the summer by following these handy safety tips.

Powerful Parenting Quotes for Father’s Day

Powerful Parenting Quotes for Fathers Day (Written by Elle Yi) Parenting quotes could be the essential guidelines of being a parent. These include something that is learned from one generation to another. All quotes are excellent reminders that parents need to lead by example.

The provoking parenting quotes can be very powerful resources for raising a child. It may also advise us what our kids actually need

Enjoy powerful parenting quotes for father’s day to have inspiration to be the best dad and discover new parenting approaches. [Read more...]

Fatherhood: Thoughts Of A First Time British Father

Fatherhood: Thoughts Of A First Time British Father

And Red Bull. Lots of Red Bull.

(Written by Halit Bozdogan) 6 weeks ago, I joined that proud fraternity of men who all share one thing in common; fatherhood. Alfie James was born healthy and he was born happy. I’m not going to go through the entire labour. It was an intense experience and I was a mixture of things at that point. Tired being the majority. Unshowered also being right up there. Of course, I’m not saying that my partner had it easy. Of course not, she was a trooper. What she did was amazing. She pushed a little person out of her and into the world. That takes more than courage. It takes character.

So it’s 6 weeks on. And I know it sounds like a cliché but it’s really flown by. A good solid night’s sleep is now a teasing mistress who infrequently calls. But I’m still pumped on the whole experience. I’m ridiculously happy. It’s difficult sure. Those night time feeds can really take it out of you. Luckily, when you’re in a relationship, you can deal with it because your workload is often cut 50%. So we take turns. I’m happy to do 2am feed as I don’t get to sleep until around midnight anyway, so it feels like I’ve not really gotten any sleep. After that, my partner takes over, allowing me 4-5 hours rest. [Read more...]

Teaching Your Kids to “Respect Mom”

(Written by David Grey) We all want to have children that show respect. We want our children to share, we want them to use their manners, and we want them to be nice to everyone they come into contact with. Having respect his/her mom is not something that we’re born with—it’s something that needs to be taught. Because of this, it’s up to you as the parent to teach your child how to be respectful. So how exactly do you teach your child to show respect? Parents can use the following tips.

  • Leading by Example with Love and Integrity

Teaching Your Kids to Respect Mom

If you want your kids to show respect, you need to show respect. Make sure that you’re always courteous to the other people in your home, and make sure that you’re always courteous to people you come into contact with.

Your children watch your every move, and if they notice that you say “please” and “thank you” consistently, they’ll also start to do the same. Simply parents have to earn their respect from children.  [Read more...]

How to Make a Framed Child’s Silhouette

How to Make a Framed Childs Silhouette(Written by Elle Yi) Silhouettes are simple, affordable, and timelessly classy in kids’ playroom and living room. Also, silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood to the viewers of your photos and often stand out in an album because of the combination of their simplicity but also the story that they convey. A framed silhouette is a classic keepsake and makes a thoughtful Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift. A digital camera, craft knife, computer and printer make this centuries-old craft a snap. Classic and sweet, each of unique hand cut silhouettes is made just for your families! Designed off of your photos, silhouettes are the perfect decorations to adorn any room.   [Read more...]

Inspirational Parenting Quotes for Mother’s Day

Inspirational Parenting Quotes for Mothers DayInspirational Parenting Quotes for Mothers Day(Written by Elle Yi) Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with funny and inspirational parenting quotes! Whether dealing with toddlers or teenagers, parenting is tough work! So I hope this selection helps us through the ups and downs of being a parent, letting us look at the brighter side of trying times. Or at least laugh at ourselves.

So enjoy this post, and feel free to laugh! It’s the best medicine,

and

it’s free! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mistakes Parents Make Teaching Your Children To Swim

Mistakes Parents Make Teaching Your Children To Swim(Written by Kalen M.) Teaching your children how to swim is a big investment. Many parents try to teach their children themselves instead of paying for swimming lessons. Unfortunately, they often make a number of mistakes that can make the lessons unpleasant or prevent the children from learning properly. You will want to make sure you avoid these mistakes if you plan on teaching them yourself. [Read more...]

How We Influence Our Children as Parents?

How We Influence Our Children as Parents?(Written by Stephanie Green) Thinking back on my childhood and watching how my children are doing as they are becoming adults has shown me so much about the influence of parents for good or many times not so good in children’s lives. As parents, so often we grow up becoming duplicates of our parents which is not always good in every way. Because something was done a certain way by our parents when we were children we continue doing it as adults and pass it on to our children. In my opinion not all parenting should be passed down and we would be doing ourselves a favor if we sat down and really thought about our parenting tactics. We need to decide which parenting characteristics we need to keep and which ones we need to retire before passing them down to our own children. [Read more...]

10 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money

10 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Money

Reference From mrsprinceandco.com

(Written by Tara Blair edited by Elle Yi)  Teaching about money for kids is one of the most valuable life lessons they will ever receive. Instilling good spending and saving habits within your children, from a young age, is paving the road for a successful financial future. For some great ideas on how to teach your kids about money, check out our guide below.

  • Embrace Technology

Most children are better at using smart phones than their parents, so why not embrace technology and find some fun apps for teaching your children about money? With the app store home to millions of different apps, you’re sure to find one that’s both educational and that your children will enjoy. You could also have them sit with you as you use your personal finance software on your computer. [Read more...]

Diffusing My Daughter With Calm Conversation

Diffusing My Daughter With Calm Conversation(Written by Elizabeth Reed) As a parent, there are often times when your children may become so frustrated that it seems he or she is unable to maintain any form of rational thought. At least, it’s that way for me. My eight-year old daughter has a bit of an anger management issue that we are currently working on. She is able to become frustrated with some of the most menial tasks to the point where she has a complete mental melt down. However, her temperamental stages are showing signs of declining.

To diffuse the situation, I try to intervene as soon as I can detect the problem arising. Her voice patterns quickly change, the speed of how she talks increases and the inevitable whining soon follows. Instead of getting frustrated myself and allowing my own anger to surface, I take a deep breath and sit her down to have a conversation. Afterwards, she is a completely different person and is back to her happy and laughing self. How do I diffuse my daughter during this conversation that changes her frame of mind almost immediately? [Read more...]