In today's world, we are increasingly saturated by technology. We've all seen families with their heads down, staring at screens while eating dinner, and kids with their eyes glued to a screen while walking home from school. Technology is amazing, and while it offers so many benefits, there are also some drawbacks that parents need to be aware of. Screen time addiction is a serious issue in the digital age. It impacts children's health and development, and even decreases their quality of life. The problem with screen time addiction is that it can start early. Many kids are drawing on tablets [...]
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Did you know you can impart a love for reading to your children, even if they aren’t old enough to read yet? In this post, we will discuss how to make reading a habit for children starting from a very young age. But before we get to our tips, let's look at why cultivating a love for reading is so beneficial for children. The importance of making reading an enjoyable habit Reading is one of the most essential basic skills that children need to master in order to achieve success. Aside from the academic benefits of reading, it also takes their [...]
Parenting toddlers is no easy feat. Toddlers are sometimes infamous for having meltdowns and exhibiting an array of challenging behaviors, none of which happen without reason. Most of these types of behaviors stem from the fact that they often experience frustration and are unable to effectively articulate their feelings and needs. They want to practice independence and freedom but can run into hurdles along the way. Here, we will discuss some parenting tips for toddlers that you may find handy. Dealing with problematic toddler behaviors can be pretty challenging and nerve-wracking for parents. The good news is that there are plenty [...]
Play is a vital component of every child's cognitive and social-emotional development. In addition to having fun, play also helps children develop the skills needed to express themselves. When little ones engage in creative play, they are provided with opportunities to learn independence and enrich their developing life skills in self-control, decision-making, and other important areas. As parents, it is our responsibility to encourage our children to engage in activities that help them become well-rounded and prepare them for life’s future experiences and challenges. In this post, we will discuss different strategies to encourage creative play with your little one. Limit [...]
The age at which children start school varies, and some children are more prepared for this transition than others. To get our kids off to the best start possible, we do our best as parents to help make their transition smooth as we prepare them for the new journey that awaits. So how can you help your child be ready for school and ensure that they will be off to a great start? School readiness is about equipping our children with essential fundamental skills that will help them transition to school successfully. You can help your child prepare as they embark [...]
Reading is one of the most fundamental skills children will need to learn in order to succeed in school and beyond. Reading not only helps enrich children’s developing language and comprehension skills, but it also stimulates their creativity and imagination. When children are exposed to reading from a young age, it expands their vocabulary and encourages analytical thinking. Given the many benefits of reading during childhood, do you think your child is spending enough time reading? Do you encourage reading in your home? Developing a lifelong love for reading begins at home. Read on and learn how to encourage your child [...]
One of the most significant and most exciting milestones in a couple’s life is having a new baby. The first few years of your baby's life are a wonderful time, but they can also be very challenging. Newborns need constant attention and care, which means it can be difficult to find time for yourself. You also need to be ready to embrace both the joys and struggles that come with being a new parent as you adjust to your new role and try to meet your baby’s needs. Being a new parent can be overwhelming, and this blog post will share [...]
Parenting is a tough job. No matter what our parenting styles and methods are, we all share a common goal: to raise healthy and happy kids. This is why a healthy parent-child relationship is so important. The kind of relationship you have with your child plays a vital role in developing their character and personality and setting overall future success. Learn how you can nurture a positive relationship with your child using these tips: Read a story together Reading is one of the best ways that parents can spend time with their kids. Not only is reading beneficial to your child, [...]
Spending time outdoors is a refreshing activity for the whole family, however in most places it is just not an option at the moment. As the whole world is facing a pandemic, everyone is mandated to stay at home. On the bright side, this could mean a lot of time spent indoors together as a family. If you have kids with short attention spans, being stuck at home could also mean trouble. Making sure that your kids are kept occupied during this lockdown period is of utmost importance, for their safety and for your sanity. Here are a few indoor activities [...]
We all face problems on a daily basis. You, me—our kids aren’t even exempted. Across all different age groups, there rarely is a day when we don’t experience them. Teaching our kids to develop resilience can help as they face these challenges. Practical problem solving skills are just as necessary to teach our kids. The methods needed to resolve problems may require other skills such as creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, teamwork, decision making, etc. Unlike with math problems, life doesn’t just come with one formula or guidebook that’s applicable to solve every little problem we face. Being adaptable to various [...]