Whether children realize they are learning or not, many playtime activities develop your children’s skills such as cognitive, social and motor. This weekend, partake in the following developmental activities with your children where they get to meet animals, climb on playgrounds and play with art. You’ll both have a blast while they learn valuable skills for their future.
Technology has improved everyone’s lives in many ways, but it also has its drawbacks. Over the last decade, exposure to smartphones, tablets, handheld video games, and laptops have become unavoidable. Mommybites acknowledges that “older” parents may not be as tech-savvy as younger generations. This results in many older parents being very cautious when it comes to their children using technology.
Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they are constantly changing and are different state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Safe Kids Worldwide Westchester, and Greg Durocher, CEO and child passenger safety technician instructor at Safe Ride 4 Kids, on your fridge, in your glove compartment, in your purse, or wherever you will remember to reference it for properly purchasing, installing, and putting your child in a car seat.
Grandparents are often in the best position to help identify and address domestic abuse. What are some specific things grandparents should look for to confirm their suspicions of possible abuse and violence going on?
Now that summer is in full swing, you’ve likely been hearing the phrase, “I’m bored,” more and more frequently. You also might be all out of ideas to keep your kids occupied during these long days of summer vacation — which spells bad news for your sanity. Don’t give up hope quite yet though!
When it comes to parenting, we may think that “more is more,” but what I’m finding is that when we are verbose in our directions and daily expressions, we may actually be overwhelming our children. Sounds crazy, right? How could words, which are invisible, be overwhelming? I think it’s time to go back to the basics of “less is more” and use our own behaviors and non-verbal gestures to communicate with our children on a more genuine and simple level.
Money can be a complicated issue to discuss with kids, but it’s a necessary part of life they need to learn about. With the current financial difficulties many people are facing today, helping them develop budgeting skills at an early age may help them obtain financial security when they’re older.
I need some advice. Since I was a kid my mom and I have been best friends, always doing routine things together every weekend, like going to the movies or going shopping. She used to tell me to build relationships outside of our relationship, but my full focus was on her and I had no interest in anyone else.