Holiday safety begins at home, and you can keep yourself and your family safe by avoiding hazards while decorating your living space. Danger may be lurking in more ways than you realize, and learning how to identify and prevent potential problems as you add more festive cheer to your abode can keep you and your littles out of harm’s way.
When my kids are doing something important like entertaining themselves (play is a child’s MOST important job) and I need to ask them to get ready to leave (i.e. go to the loo and get their shoes and coats on) it’s not uncommon for me to hear something like “NOOOO! I don’t wanna go right now!!!” Here’s how YOU can get out the door without power struggles at home.
As a parent, you understand the need for your child to stay physically active. But let’s be honest; today’s society caters more towards being sedentary than physical fitness. It’s imperative to resist this temptation by limiting your child’s screen time and getting him or her active.
The unfortunate holiday that typically gets the short end of the stick is Thanksgiving. If you find that your traditions tend to miss out on that Thanksgiving vibe, here are a few suggestions for different ways to spice up your November with some extra thankfulness.
If you’re pregnant, you’re probably busy furnishing a nursery, creating a birth plan, choosing a name, and picking out baby clothing. However, pregnancy is also a very sensitive time for your health. After all, your health now affects your child’s health!
There are some nights when your child feels sleepy and easily surrenders to bedtime, but other nights, you might as well be putting the Tasmanian devil to bed. Under these circumstances, it’s beneficial to incorporate some relaxing nighttime activities into your routine to get your child ready for bed.
Fall is in full swing. Pumpkin flavors everything from coffee to candles. Football dominates the weekends. And, the kids are busy with school, sports and other activities. Any parent will tell you that a busy school year usually means “morning madness”. One mom described trying to get her kids and herself out the door in the morning a “daily disaster.”
Hiring a nanny to come into your home and care for your little ones is a great choice; the individual attention and care your kids will receive with a nanny really can’t be beat. But remember, hiring a nanny automatically makes you an employer, whether you’d like to assume that role or not. As such, you’ll find yourself suddenly thinking about things like payroll, taxes, and contracts. Yikes!
As a parent, all you want to do is protect your kid and make them happy. That’s why you spend money on the best school and quality toys. It’s all to create a safe world for them to grow up in, especially when it comes to the home.
Parents have the most environmental control over where you live, but sometimes there are dangers that get overlooked. The kitchen may be the most common place for accidents to occur since it’s used multiple times a day.
In a divorce or separation, Parental Alienation—turning your children against your ex—though maybe understandable, is never acceptable.