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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...

Technology has become an essential part of our lives. It’s hard for us to even imagine one moment without our computer, tablet or smartphone. For most people, they are the first thing they see in the morning and last thing they use before going to bed. Our tiny window into the social world. Thanks to the smartphone all of our friends and acquaintances are within our grasp. It just takes a few clicks to call or send a message to some of your friends, to listen to a great song, take a perfect picture or explore something that interests...

There’s no questioning the fact that children are born curious and as soon as they start going to school and start to get involved with company, they start to find out both good and bad stuff. One of the things that your kids will surely get a whiff off is pornography. As soon as they discover porn, they will start to watch it. And the biggest problem with today’s generation is that you can’t control any of that because almost everyone owns a digital device of some sort. Although parents can use parental control apps to block certain...

It can be a real struggle to get your children interested in sports. There are so many other things vying for their attention, but it’s not a lost cause. Here are 6 ways to get your children more interested in sports. Let them Take the Lead Your child will be much more likely to take an interest in sports if they’re allowed to make the decisions. You can make suggestions to them about which sports to take up, but if you want them to stay interested, leave the final decision up to them. Kids have to be getting involved in sports for...

Surely you all can remember how your mother always managed to keep everything under her control. Now that you’re a mother, it is no wonder you want to follow hers successful steps. But surely you have realized that is not as easy as your mother made it look. You just have too much to do and too little time to do it. All working mothers would agree that everything would be easier if the day has more than 24 hours. Unfortunately, this is not yet possible. You will have to find a way to manage with as many hours in the day as we currently...

There are so many scary news stories in the press about children being abused and hurt when they are out of the safety of the family home. You can be forgiven for wanting to keep yours with you at all times. The trouble is, kids will need to learn independence and be out of your arms quite frequently. You can’t keep them locked up at home even if you feel that is the only place you can be sure they will be OK. Instead, you will have to trust they are educated and intelligent enough to stay away from trouble and to let you know if they...

A positive pregnancy test is not always cause for celebration. In fact, many women–especially “first timers”–are overwhelmed with a sense of panic and a myriad of unanswered questions. Will I be a good mom? Can I afford to provide for a baby? Or, how in the heck do you change a diaper? After all, a child is a huge responsibility and it is natural to have fears. But, how do you know if your worries are the normal type that will come to pass or if you, in fact, are not ready to be a mom? And, if it’s the latter,...

You could be forgiven for assuming that the world is more dangerous than ever before – especially for children. It seems that every day we are assailed with images and stories of children coming to harm. Child safety has become so pressing a concern that it’s now common for parents to prohibit their children from licking cake batter off spoons, for fear that the uncooked eggs might cause them to contract salmonella. There is a great deal, it seems, to be worried about. There are a number of reasons to doubt this narrative, however....