We all “know” that calm parents are good for children. Parents know that in the midst of the mayhem, staying calm and not yelling is key. But unless you’re made of stone, it’s extremely hard to maintain even keel when you are dealing with kids day in and day out.
Dear Dr. Gramma Karen,
I am 21 years old and in desperate need of advice. I live with my parents. My dead brother’s widow and her two brats, a 4-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, live in the same town.
The brats are beyond spoiled from all sides because their father died. To be fair, I am the youngest child in my family and spoiled, so I could be the problem, as literally everybody tells me.
As you prepare your children to leave the nest eventually (not that you can bear the thought!), basic cooking skills are some of the most important lessons they need to learn. Along with being able to feed themselves, knowing how to cook also helps your kids feel confident in themselves and their abilities — even if they’re on the shy side.
Here are 10 kitchen skills children should know that also build confidence.
New Year’s’ resolutions are a great way to spend quality time as a family, achieve some goals, and support your child’s language and executive functioning skills. This year, consider a resolution that could benefit any family: Resolve to REDUCE SCREEN TIME!
With all the excitement and stimulation that kids face throughout the day, it can be hard to get them settled in time for bed. Yet, sleep is crucial to a child’s mental and physical development. It promotes growth, prevents illness, and boosts learning capabilities. In fact, sufficient sleep has been labelled as just as important for kids as good nutrition and regular exercise.
Holidays with small children are stressful enough with all the shopping, cooking, entertaining, planning and time spent with relatives. Add in a family vacation and you probably need some advice. Enter Britax Child Passenger Safety Advocate, Sarah Tilton.
If you’ve been living with an outdated kitchen or a leaky bathtub for too many years, then the idea of a renovation has probably crossed your mind. But if you share your home with a brood of little ones, there’s a lot to consider before you call in a contractor. Keeping your kiddos not only safe but also happy while the construction crew works is basically a full-time job. If you head into the project prepared, however, it’s not an impossible one.
Every holiday season, there is debate about whether pets should be given as gifts. The argument against this practice is that kids often get bored of their presents – and when it comes to an animal or pet, this could result in pets needing to be re-homed. We want to avoid this as much as possible. It’s a valid concern, but it’s certainly not the case every time a kid gets a pet for Christmas.