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When you’re raising your children, guiding them in the right direction can be a real challenge. You want them to focus on their studies. But allowing them to play and have fun is just as important for a variety of reasons. So, how do you get that balance right as a parent? You have to take the right steps and work hard to ensure that you find the solution that is best for your son or daughter. Read on to find out what the best steps to take are. Designate a Time for Homework You should make sure that your family evenings are regulated...

There is lot of hype around kids learning to code. Studies have shown that coding helps children understand logic very well. Just like art, coding is an outlet for kids to show their creativity and it also helps them get better at science, math and reading. But how do teach a kid to code. C, Python, or another coding language? Tynker answers this conundrum with a simple visual coding interface that lets kids code away without learning too much of the basic code. Through its creative interface kids can fly drones, create apps, mod minecraft,...

Picture source Your home should be the safest place for your kids. As a parent, you worry about them every single minute of the day. But, you worry a lot less when they are indoors and under your supervision. The question is: ‘should you stop worrying?’ Although no one likes to admit it, the home might not be as safe as people imagine. Sure, you can deny it and sweep it under the carpet, but that would negate the point of putting your children’s safety first. Luckily, there are a few ways you can gauge your home’s safety. Ask...

Feeding your infant is an adventure. There’s a variety of methods to choose from: breast-feeding, formula only, bottle-feeding, or a mix of a lot of things. Of course, soon you start getting into even more adventurous territories when your baby starts growing teeth, and that’s a whole new world to get into. Here are a few things to consider when you’re feeding your infant. Try to keep it to just breast milk and formula in the first four months Breast milk is the best option for your baby. It’s jam-packed full of nutrients that...

If your child is showing real promise in a sport they love to play, then it can be difficult to react in a pragmatic way sometimes. Some parents are so excited by the prospect of having a sports star in the family that they don’t set realistic expectations, whereas others worry that their interest and talent in sport will distract the child from other academic pursuits. In reality, a lot of kids have some athletic talent, and those who show significant abilities often benefit from it a lot – both in terms of health and social...

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...