Creating the Perfect Balance Between Screen Time and Screen-Free Play

Creating the Perfect Balance Between Screen Time and Screen-Free Play

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.

Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing and Installing a Car Seat

Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing and Installing a Car Seat

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.

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Parents: Speak Less, Listen More

Parents: Speak Less, Listen More

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.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: We Worry about Our Daughter and Granddaughter
4 Tips for Teaching Children How to Budget

4 Tips for Teaching Children How to Budget

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.

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