Your little ones should learn how to socialize at an early age. Interaction with other children helps them understand how to communicate, share, empathize and work together. Set up a playdate that will excite the kids and keep the parents happy, too. Here are some tips on how to host the perfect playdate: Read more
There is an odd mythology surrounding the phenomenon of head lice. There are theories and old wives’ tales about how it spreads, how to treat it, and―interestingly―who can and can’t get it. Stereotypes based in gender, race, hygiene habits, and other preconceived notions are putting people at unnecessary risk for contracting this highly contagious condition. So let’s put a few of these myths to rest and reveal the truth: While there are conditions that make lice easier to spread, the only people who are outright immune … are those without hair. Read more
Next week, your 12-year-old will reach an amazing milestone: They will have a birthday, and in doing so, will become an official teenager. While part of you is excited for your teen-to-be and the exciting changes that will happen during the next several years, you also want to hold onto the past and remember your kiddo as your “little boy” as long as possible.
In order to help both you and your teen navigate the teenage years as smoothly as possible, consider the following tips: Read more
As a parent, you have the privilege and responsibility of teaching your kiddos valuable knowledge and life skills. These will help your kids become more conscientious citizens, as well as self-reliant adults. As you teach your children these virtuous and practical lessons, you also create a bonding experience. From basic lessons to specialized skills, here are some activities that can be both life lessons and bonding experiences. Read more
Encouraging your teenager to study is a task which at times may seem impossible. Whilst teenagers simply want to chill out and hang with their friends most of the time, studying for GCSEs is something that takes up a huge part of many teens’ lives and is significantly important for their future. Although it can be hard on parents to make their teenagers spend more time studying, you also know that it’s in their best interests and the work that they put in now can hugely impact how successful they are in later life. If your teen is having a hard time getting motivated to study and revise, here are some great ways in which you can encourage them. Read more
This summer, instead of planning one long vacation, you may want to enjoy several three-day weekends with your family. Beyond the perks of breaking up the summer, this will allow you to experience a variety of activities, events and destinations rather than a single place.
Now, with your great summer plan in place, it’s time to develop some ideas to fill those long, blissful weekends. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to enjoy your extra time with your family, so check out the following ideas: Read more
ADHD and concentration do not necessarily coincide harmoniously, but as a parent, there are tips, tricks and tools to help children learn to focus. Attention deficits can cause high levels of frustration within a home but consistency and practice can help your child to overcome difficulties with homework concentration, battles with established routines, distractions from chores and more. Read more
You’ve limited nighttime liquids, provided encouragement, and have made sure your child goes to the bathroom right before bed. Yet still, your child is frequently wetting the bed and you don’t know what else you can do. Nocturnal enuresis — the medical term for this condition — affects 15 to 25 percent of children around the age of five, and one to two out of 100 teens in the United States. Here is everything you should know about bed wetting and tips on how you can help your child overcome it. Read more