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4 Tips to Motivate Teen Study

4 Tips to Motivate Teen Study

What’s a parent to do when their teenage daughter or son is not motivated and seems to be completely uninspired with their schoolwork? Sometimes these situations seem intractable, but with a little love, patience, empathy, and perhaps a motivational aid, you can make...

Respecting Authority Is Not Natural In Children

Respecting Authority Is Not Natural In Children

Children need to be respecting authority and listening to others to integrate into society. We all follow certain rules and customs and must pass this knowledge to our children, like obeying the law. Acknowledging rules and customs doesn't happen naturally and must be...

2018’s Five Best Educational Kids Toys for Kids 10 and Under

2018’s Five Best Educational Kids Toys for Kids 10 and Under

Shopping for kids can be tough.  Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, family friend, cool aunt or uncle.  Odds are you want to gift something that the child will love, and often an educational toy that will teach them something, instead of sitting there collecting...

When it comes to baby tech, what are this year’s must-haves?

When it comes to baby tech, what are this year’s must-haves?

  To survive the parenting journey, we all need useful gadgets. Babies come with a lot of “stuff.” Tech brands are honing in on this burgeoning market. Any parent who’s interested in tech these days is well catered for when they have kids. Many of the products...

6 Tips For Heading Back To School

6 Tips For Heading Back To School

School starts soon, folks! For some of us, we’re jumping up and down for joy. The summer has been fun, but it’s also been long and maybe even a tad bit stressful. For others of us, we’re dreading getting back into the routine. Maybe it’s your child’s first year at...

Breaking the Binky Habit

Breaking the Binky Habit

This article is about breaking your child from their binky habit. The binky was the worst thing in the world with my daughter. She was so easy on just about everything else. She broke from the bottle before she was a year old, potty trained at just a little over 18...

Helping Hands: Incorporating Your Kids In Daily Chores

Helping Hands: Incorporating Your Kids In Daily Chores

Chores. No one really likes them, but they’re a part of everyday life. Dishes need to be done; clothes need washed, clutter needs picked up and trash needs taken out. As adults, we’ve pretty much got the chore thing figured out. We know how to wash clothes without...

Summer Learning That Isn’t a Drag

Summer Learning That Isn’t a Drag

Report cards just came out and summer has officially begun.  Last year I had lofty ideas about all of the summer learning we'd do; about the things I’d engage in with my kids to help them develop their literacy and numeracy skills all summer long.  But time at the...

8 Tips for Potty Training

8 Tips for Potty Training

Read below for 8 Tips for Potty Training When it came time to start potty training my daughter everyone always told me, “Good luck! Boys are SO much easier!” This made me extremely nervous, just because I potty trained my step-son and that was hell on earth. It just...

Get Your Child A Puppy To Grow Up With

Get Your Child A Puppy To Grow Up With

If you're thinking about getting your child a puppy, there are a lot of factors that you should think about. But a dog can be an amazing friend and even a support system for your young child. It won't just be a pet; it'll be someone for your baby to grow up with. If...

Gardening with your Children: Growing a Bond

Gardening with your Children: Growing a Bond

As a parent, we should always be looking for ways to bond with our children. If you have a strong bond, it’s likely to help your child throughout their life. They’ll count on you, and know that they always have parents that they can rely on and trust. Keeping that in...