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Top 10 Activities For Language Development

Top 10 Activities For Language Development

Communication is an essential aspect of cognitive development in a child's upbringing. Language development encourages learning. If a child can understand sentences and speak well, his learning and reading skills will also improve significantly. Your toddler may...

Mindfulness Exercise To Practice With Your Toddler

Mindfulness Exercise To Practice With Your Toddler

When it comes to parenting, practicing mindfulness exercise is a great way to create a better line of communication and a deeper bond with your children.  In fact, evidence has shown that practicing mindfulness with children can help improve focus, presence of mind,...

How To Talk To Teenagers: Parents Need To Know

How To Talk To Teenagers: Parents Need To Know

Do you know how to talk to teenagers? In fact, teenage is arguably the best time of life. Young kids who are barging into their adulthood and getting ready to take on life's challenges have all different sorts of desires, dreams, and personal tendencies.  But there...

5 Tips for Positive Communication With Children

5 Tips for Positive Communication With Children

We often talk about the importance of developing positive communication skills in children. But do you practice positive communication with your child? Think about it! Do they have to repeatedly call you to get your attention? Do your eyes turn to your phone while...

How Your Kids Will Benefit From A Family Reunion

How Your Kids Will Benefit From A Family Reunion

Just like families come in all shapes and sizes, so do family reunions. A family reunion is the coming together of an extended family in an intentional way. It is to celebrate and be together and this will look different. Moreover, depending on the family, their...

Traveling With Kids Gives Them A Great Education

Traveling With Kids Gives Them A Great Education

Today let's learn why traveling with kids is education. We are the lucky parents of three beautiful and healthy kids. By pure observation, it is beautiful to discover that every kid is different and has a different type of personality. Metaphorically speaking, we are...

Easily Answer The Toughest Questions Kids Ask

Easily Answer The Toughest Questions Kids Ask

Kids ask a lot of questions, so here's how to answer the toughest questions kids ask. Children are naturally curious.  Not only about how the world works, but often about their bodies and why they are different to others.  Some of these questions that kids ask will...

Communicating With Teens: Are You Really Listening To Them?

Communicating With Teens: Are You Really Listening To Them?

Listening is a skill, but very often it gets overlooked when communicating with teens.  Moreover, listening is something that we take for granted. We hear, and we think we respond in the best way possible at any given time. However, hearing is not the same as...

Teenage Drinking Is Worse In Bored Teenagers

Teenage Drinking Is Worse In Bored Teenagers

Has Teenage Drinking Become More Of A Problem? Teenage drinking has become a real concern for modern parents. We know from experience that children experiment with alcohol due to curiosity and peer pressure. But, did you know that bored teenagers are more likely to...

Moving To A New State: Making It A Breeze With Kids

Moving To A New State: Making It A Breeze With Kids

The decision to pack up and moving to a new state is a big decision that is often very carefully calculated. You may be relocating interstate for a new job opportunity, to live closer to family, or for a warmer climate. Moving to a new place can make the bravest of...

5 Best Educational Apps for Toddler 2021

5 Best Educational Apps for Toddler 2021

Increasing screen time and screen dependency is a problem common to all parents. Studies report that screen time among children aged 8-12 years was around 6 hours, and 9 hours for teens. What’s more shocking is the increasing number of toddlers who are screen...