If you want to get more use out of your garden, lighting it properly will help you to do so. With the right lights, you will be able to continue to cook, eat, read and watch TV outdoors long after the sun has gone down. Plus, the kids will be able to continue to play in the garden for longer, after school. The cost of garden lighting fixtures has come down quite a bit, as has the cost of running them once they are installed. In fact, if you choose the right type of lights, they can literally cost you very little to run.
Kids who are born at this age do not need to learn technology. They open their eyes in the face of it and by the time they are toddlers they know how to swipe and take pictures from these phones and other digital devices. When they get older it is like second nature for them. But as these devices have facilitated many things, they also come with various troubles especially for kids who are vulnerable and naïve. Is it safe? Dangerous social media trends, online predation, anonymous chatting, games and sexting apps and cyber bullying and the internet addiction are the reasons child safety experts recommend supervision and monitoring of children’s digital activities. It is necessary to observe and make sure that they act responsibly and safely.
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!
We all know that keeping jew in a home with children is a recipe for disaster if you’re not properly equipped with the right storage equipment and procedures. Leaving a wedding ring out on the counter is like asking to have it flushed down the toilet, thrown in the sink, tossed in the trash, or worst of all – eaten. Kids love shiny things and if they see your jewellery unattended and you’re not there to stop them from taking it, you might as well count on it being messed with and possibly lost. So I thought these child-safe jewellery options would be really useful for other Mums.
You may have seen on social media recently that a heartbroken Mum took to a live video where she was deeply distressed and had one message: do not let your children out on scooters, skateboards or bikes without a helmet. Her daughter is a lot older than my children but the message came across loud and clear. I will never let them go on their scooters without their helmets, no matter how short the distance.
The Summer safety campaign is aimed at teaching children and parents about summer safety including how to be safe around water while swimming and when stood near open flames at a barbeque. Fireman Sam has created a list of top ten summer safety tips to educate parents and youngsters how to stay safe and have fun to reduce the risk of accidents.
I would say it depends on who you ask. But if you asked me, my answer would be a definite yes! Because I’m a parent, and I know how it has been such a beautiful thing to travel with my little ones from the time they were very very tiny. I love the thought of exploring new things with them as they grow up.
Winter is that time of year when the roads are slippy and icy, also there is the chance of drivers being sleepy due to long journeys and of course, there is always that element of road rage. Keeping the family safe could be as easy as avoiding the things that annoy us the most: driving whilst using a phone or tailgating for example. It really is this simple – don’t do it.
Sooner or later you will be forced to drive in gale force winds, torrential rain, ice and snow. Ideally you should avoid driving in bad weather, but sometimes that isn’t possible. The way the weather has been over the past couple of days it is unavoidable to drive in the gale force winds that have drifted over from hurricane Barney.
With the recent news that TalkTalk data got into the wrong hands due to a cyber attack, revealing customers personal information including credit card details – it’s got me thinking about how to keep my information safe. Information that I control. Here are a few tips on how to keep your information safe: