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 →
Finding your footing in the world is not an easy task. This journey is one that all children have to go through for the first three years of their life. The toddler years is a period in one’s development when the greatest milestones in emotional, cognitive, and social development are achieved. You as a parent can make these formative years wholesome by purchasing educational toys for your toddler. Continue reading →
A child brings about fun, joy and loads of laughter to the family. When you get your very first child, the emotions that you go through can seem insurmountable and too much to handle. As the kid continues to grow older, they will most likely get tired of being at their parents center of attention thus prompting the need for another child. There are a number of reasons why you should think of having more than one child. Continue reading →