Your child is flying the nest to venture out to build a life for themselves. Fortunately not something I have to worry about for a good number of years yet. This can be an exciting, scary and emotional time for the both of you. It’s difficult as a parent to finally give your child that full amount of independence. It’s likely that your maternal instincts will kick in the week before they are set to leave, and you’ll be tempted to offer them to stay so you can protect them, take care of them, and make them all of their meals.
Summer is very much here, hopefully I am not the only parent to be suffering from the “daylight at bedtime, therefore it cannot be bedtime” issue with the children? The long days mean that darkness hits around 9:30pm, which is far too late for the kiddies to be going to bed. There is an answer to this though: blackout blinds! They are a must have for any child’s bedroom, completely magic.
Selfies. We can’t live with them, we can’t live without them. OK, maybe we could live without them, but it seems that a second doesn’t go by without some kind of selfie being posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter – you name it! As selfies are such a common thing these days, it’s worth knowing how to address them when it comes to your kids. After all, your kids are going to be bombarded with selfies just as much as you are. What kind of people take selfies? Should your kids be taking selfies? Let’s discuss!
It’s report time and this is the first year that we have had a “big boy report” for Noah from Year 1 and the first year they have both had a school report. It was very exciting reading them out as a family. Albeit followed by a sibling fight, which ruined the moment, hey ho! They both made Mummy and Daddy really proud with their effort and understanding. Both brilliant little mathematicians!
As a parent, you’ll spend hours of your life interacting with your children. From the moment they appear and flip your world upside down, those little smiles and telling looks will make all the difference. Even when your child doesn’t seem incredibly responsive, they’re taking things in, ingesting what they can see, and learning all the time. Communication is so powerful, and it’s such an important way to build relationships and get to know your children. If you find it difficult to break down barriers or you’re looking for new ways to interact with your kids and make the learning experience more fun, this guide should come in handy.
If you are looking to give your child a competitive edge, then one of the best things that you can do is to introduce them to another language as early in their development as possible. The brain of a child is highly adaptable and is almost like a sponge as it can soak up and retain so much information at a young age. There are articles online that have plenty of information on what makes a good environment for a child to learn a second language, but there are also other things that you can do to help to encourage them in their learning.
Planning a summer vacation with kids is no easy process for parents. There is a whole lot to consider when picking the best destination and lodging. If you’ve set your eyes on Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada and you’re wondering if there’s enough to keep the kids busy, then you’ll want to read on. Here we’ll take a look at just a few of the activities that will keep the kids happy and entertained, making for a memorable trip.
There’s nothing worse than having a child in pain or distress. Whether it’s been caused by falling over during a game, or from an accident at school, it’s never pleasant. During the summer, you’ve got plenty more to worry about: children are playing outside a lot more, and are more likely to take a tumble – or be victim to insect bites. While most of these bites are harmless, if not irritating, sometimes they can be quite awful, and can make your child very itchy and unhappy. The best way to stop bites itching is to not get bitten at all – so, here’s a guide to help you prevent them as much as possible.
I love shopping, but in this heat you want a shop that has it all and a great online shop to boot! Debenhams have a jam packed holiday shop, everything from luggage, clothes and accessories to make sure your Summer is the best. In one stop I ordered aftershave, clothes for Daddy and the children, a hat for Mummy and luggage. Great for busy Mum’s trying to get sorted for the annual Summer holiday.
Finding a great vacation destination that’s ideal for kids just as much as their parents is not an easy task. For one thing, kids get bored so easily that there needs to be more than just their iPad to keep them entertained. In this world of mass media and short attention spans, it takes something special to truly impress them. As for their parents, we’re not that easily impressed either. It’s a bit of a challenge.