For most people, education stops at school, but to continue improving your skills in later life, lifelong habits are key to being successful and more productivity in both work and play. Continuing to learn in later life can have huge benefits on both your body and mind, as keeping an active mind helps to keep an active body. Getting into good habits with continuous learning can also boost your abilities in a working environment and opens you up to new experiences and opportunities. Taking courses and workshops at any time in life is also a great way to meet new people and interact with others with similar interests to broaden your horizons.
Cycling has become one of our little weekend family activities recently. It’s lovely. Little Noah has been able to ride his bike for some time now, but he’s been cycling on his smaller BMX bike that was more comfortable for him. Isla has only just started riding her bike. So as Isla was a little unsure on her feet, we thought it was maybe time to encourage Noah to go out on his larger mountain bike.
Being a parent means raising a healthy and happy family, and for all parents, the wellbeing and happiness of their kids is all that matters. Have happy kids is my number one priority. However, keeping your family happy isn’t the easiest of tasks, and many parents will worry about their children and whether they’re doing anything wrong. If you want to keep your children happy, here are the five steps that could provide a brighter childhood for your kids.
Parents want the best for their children in every aspect of life. Whether that’s promoting future success, happiness at school or in the friendships they make along the way, each stage is critical for their personal development. A great way to promote this development is by helping them to discover their own confidence and self-esteem. By building this, they begin to develop methods to confidently problem solve and make informed decisions based on experiencesand knowledge gained. At each stage of their life, boosting this self-confidence is key to getting them through each aspect of their growth as a person.
Your family home is a place of love and light. Not only will it allow for a beautiful childhood, but it will inform the memories your children craft during this time. They’ll cherish this for the rest of their life, so it could be considered quite important to get this right. Obviously, trying to forcefully inject memories can be unnatural and quite strange, so instead simply keeping your home as wonderful and beautiful as possible can help them understand they are loved, and allow for better personal development as they grow into adults.
Our brains are complex things, made up of 100’s of billions of neurons and different parts. I went on a course the other week called “brain leadership” and quite a lot of it can be used to understand the kids, as well as adults. This might be a little technical in places, so I will try and keep it as basic as possible. Here are 3 tips to understanding your children and why they do the things they do… a little insight into a childs mind.
Yes, it’s happened. Little Isla, who is full of sass at the best of times, is becoming a little madam. Noah has developed an attitude too over the past few weeks. The videos they watch on YouTube are full of children who are rude and do naughty things around the house (acting of course), but I believe it’s teaching the kiddies that they can behave like that.
As a parent, one of the most difficult stages of your life is when your little babies make the transition from child to teenager. I am really nervous about this stage, but I have been offered some fabulous tips. After puberty, everything changes; the way they look, the way they talk and what they want to do with their hours is suddenly totally different. Whether they are out at a friend’s house with their phone out of battery, raiding the alcohol cabinet and replacing the Single Malt with water, or contemplating what a relationship feels like, it can seem like everything they do or say is designed to shock.
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.
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!