It is only natural for children to want their parents and family to stay together, so dashing that dream by telling them about an impending divorce is likely to hit them hard. At 7 years, some kids may already know what divorce is, especially if they have friends whose parents are divorced. At this stage, kids are more interested in the way their lives will be affected by the divorce. They’ll want to know where they’ll go to school and live, or if they’ll still be able to play with their friends and have birthday parties. So, be ready to answer these questions. There is no perfect way to break the news about a divorce to your 7 year old child but these tips can help relieve his pain: Continue reading →
People tend to forget historical events, poetic words, and tasty food, but they rarely forget the musical tunes that touched their hearts. That is because music is the only form of art that all humans can interpret, and appreciate. It defines the culture of a particular people or era. For example, many people associate the 17th century in Europe with baroque music. Children also appreciate this art form. In fact, music is critical to the positive development of a child. Here are some of the reasons outlining the importance of music in early childhood. Continue reading →
Every piece of complicated equipment, and even some of the simple appliances, that are in your home each came with an instruction manual, or gave you access to one online. With it you are informed about all the things you need to do in order to take good care of it, and you are warned against things that might harm it. Isn’t it a shame that children do not come with an instruction manual?
Sure, there are plenty of parenting books out there and most of them have very useful information. You probably even read a few while you anxiously awaited your first bundle of joy. Now that your child has arrived, there isn’t much time for reading. It’s okay because every child is different so there is certainly no one-size-fits-all answer to addressing all their needs anyhow. Take a breath and stop worrying. You will do just fine! Continue reading →
It is a topic we hardly discuss, even between adults. But death is inevitable. For most parents and guardians, the idea of discussing this complex subject with young kids can seem daunting.
In most cases, it’s something that parents try to avoid altogether until they believe their child(s) is mature enough to understand the concept of death.
However, there is no “right” time to start teaching your kids about death, and what it means to die. Especially in cases where a family member, pet, or family friend passes, it is very important for the parents in the child’s life to try and do the best they can to assist their kid(s) understand what it means to pass away. Continue reading →
During the cold and flu season, I admit that I often worry about my children getting really sick. As moms and dads, we know how tough it is when our little ones are suffering from illness or discomfort. Luckily, there are some things you can do to boost your child’s health.
A few months ago I came across an article about a family that had cut out sugar for a whole year. The results were nothing short of remarkable. Actually, the family noticed a dramatic decrease in colds and viruses the kids had. While I’m impressed with this family’s resolve, I realized it’s not a commitment most families are ready to take. Obviously, this is much easier with an adult, but if improving your child’s immunity is of the high priority, step number one is taking a hard look at their sugar intake. Where can you cut back and how can you begin to make reasonable changes? Sugar is literally addictive and one can experience real withdrawal symptoms like mood swings, headaches and fatigue. If your child is consuming a lot of sugar, it’s important to gradually decrease it as this will boost your child’s immunity a lot. Continue reading →
It is definite that every parent wants to give their little one an incredible sleeping environment for give a good nights’ sleep. You can make your child’s bedroom lovely in many ways one of them being decorating it with some great painting. Well, when it comes to painting your girl’s room first of all you will have to consider her favorite color and patterns. Note that if you have no professional skills in painting it is advisable to get a professional painter to perform a perfect job. The paint ideas given below will help any parent looking for a perfect paint color for 7 year old girl’s room. Continue reading →
It happens to all parents eventually. At a given moment, your kid is asking very innocent questions concerning the Wiggles. The next time, they desire to know how babies are made or where they emanate from. This kind of questions comes without any warning, and lack of proper preparation may be catastrophic.
For instance, this month, my youngest daughter Jenny will be turning five years old. She is best at childhood for now, and her bedtime queries are becoming tougher. Below are the three of the hardest to answer questions I dealt with, and how I managed to handle each one. Continue reading →