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The school holidays give your children time to have fun and recharge their batteries before another term begins. While this is prime family time for most, many parents worry that their budget won’t stretch. This can result in disappointed and bored kids which can lead to a plenty of tears and tantrums. But just because your kids are off doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on keeping them occupied. There are plenty of things you can do to keep them entertained for little to no money. So for some much-needed inspiration, take a...

Image Credit Being a mum is stressful, to say the least. You have to worry about them 24/7, and it gets worse as they get older. Teens can be a nightmare to look after. They will feel like an adult, and will not listen to your opinion anymore. And sometimes it can just be a phase they are going through. But sometimes problems can spiral out of control, and parents are missing the signs. Here’s how to know they could be going down the wrong path and needs some guidance. Staying out late If your teen is staying out late, you need to wonder...

When a couple gets a divorce, it can be an incredibly tense and difficult situation for everyone involved. A lot of emotions are running high, and it’s easy to lose control of the situation. But when there are children involved, it’s easy to forget that they might not understand what’s going on. They might jump to their own conclusions about the why behind the what. These could, of course, be wrong and at that point, they can start blaming themselves. If you want to avoid this, you need to know how to help your children handle and...

Parenting is a complex and often worrying prospect. Many people are thrust headlong into that world without having a clue of what to do. It can be a massive strain on relationships, and on finances. So, it’s important to do whatever is necessary to make the right kinds of parental decisions. The truth is there is no secret to being an amazing parent. But, there are secrets that can help you move in that direction. The key to successful parenting is to remain responsible and mature at all times. You’ve got to make decisions for the...

Most modern technology isn’t designed with senior citizens in mind! Most tech gadgets, software, and apps are all created for young people and early adopters. Your grandma isn’t exactly the target market! However, there are certain technological developments that are assisting the care giving industry. In fact, this technology is helping your elderly relatives live longer. It’s also helping them support a better quality of life, and receive adequate health care. In this post, we’re exploring more about this fantastic new lease...

Aging is an inevitable part of life. As much as it would be great to enjoy everlasting youth, we all get old eventually, and with old age come all kinds of associated health problems. Some people are lucky enough to enjoy good health and mobility until the day they die, but the rest of us have to deal with increasing infirmity and difficulties getting around at home. One way to tackle this problem is to move into a retirement complex that caters for people with mobility issues, but if you or your elderly relative would rather stay at...

It is estimated that approximately one in 68 children in the US currently has autism, and that number is on the rise. It is absolutely vital that understanding of the condition continues to increase and that research into the causes of autism and potential treatments becomes a matter of urgency. Scientists are currently employing a number of strategies and studies in an attempt to learn more about autism, but how many of them are close to a breakthrough?  Progression in the fields of science In recent years, researchers and experts have...

The summer heat is tough to beat without regular outings to the swimming pool. Swimming not only helps you cool your body but also provides a hearty recreation during the weekends. However, whenever accompanied by children, whether it is the pool or the beach, there are several safety measures that you might need to take. Despite of how promising they might be at swimming, you always need keep a cautionary eye on kids to avoid any serious accidents. If you’ve planned for a day full of family fun and excitement at the pool or the beach,...

According to Common Sense Media, kids today spend 50 hours in front of a screen each week. Today, technology is present in our lives more than it has ever been before. However, the influx of tech in our daily lives is not necessarily a bad thing. It all comes down to how the technology is used and how the media is consumed. Digital savvy parents can use today’s technology, educational apps and online resources to help teach their children responsibility, time management and even how to drive. Here are just three examples of how digital...

Sometimes parents and teachers have a tendency to split kids’ time into play and learning. But there’s no reason they can’t do both at the same time. So many of the ways that children play help them to learn and develop at the same time. They could be stretching their imagination with make believe or improving their counting with a board game. There are lots of games you can play with your kids to stimulate their minds and to keep you entertained too. From puzzles to word games, try these fun activities to enjoy with...