April 23rd, 2013
Showing your children how to use the Internet safely is so important. There are too many dangerous sites online that your child can be influenced by, so it really does pay off for you to teach them safety rules before they begin using the Internet themselves. One way to teach children about safe Internet use is by sitting with them and discussing different things that they can do with the Internet and what to avoid if something frightening comes up on the screen. You might also want to think about Read the rest of this entry »
February 17th, 2013
As parents and homeowners, you dread the thought of a home invasion. However, you can bet that about the only thing worse than dwelling on such a horrifying prospect is the possibility of it actually happening. If you’re worried about your children, then it’s time to take action.
Thinking about home security doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go out and buy a system. There are plenty of things you can do around the home to make it safer for your loved ones.
For example, do you have a dog? It doesn’t even need to be a big, strong breed like a German Shepherd or a Doberman. The mere presence of a dog has been known to greatly reduce the chances of a break-in. Just do your research and make sure the kind of dog you want will work well with your little ones.
Another thing you could do to make things safer is some home improvement. Putting in some shades minimizes the intruder’s ability to “case” your home and exterior lights (especially ones with motion sensors) are great for scaring away intruders.
If, of course, these methods aren’t enough then it might really be time to consider a system like we mentioned earlier. There are tons of services like www.homesecurity101.com on the internet that can give you the information you need.
Just remember, whatever you do, it’s not just about your peace of mind – it’s also about the safety of your children.
October 21st, 2012
Value of chores
From an early age, children should be taught the value of chores, and how families work together to make their home a welcoming place. That is not to say that three year old children should be vacuuming and taking out the trash. The chores should be age appropriate, but even a toddler can be taught how to value being a contributing member of the family. While the parents are doing larger chores, the children can go beyond just keeping Read the rest of this entry »
October 19th, 2012
Although overall it is a rewarding experience, helping your kids with their homework can sometimes become a challenge. This kind of interaction helps to build a strong bond between parents and kids and at the same time, parents are aware of their kids’ progress in school.
The level of help depends on several factors such as age of kids and also on how independent they are. Of course, if you start early, kids will quickly become independent but they will certainly need Read the rest of this entry »
October 15th, 2012
Potty training is an exciting time for parents. It is a time to start saying good bye to dippers, and to realize just how much a child has grown. Of course, there can be set backs. Not all children are ready to potty train at the same time, and not all methods work for every child. Below are a few helpful tips to remember before introducing a child to potty training.
Make sure that the child is ready to start using the potty. There are a number of signs that parents Read the rest of this entry »
October 12th, 2012
It’s tough enough being a child these days. Bullying just seems to be running rampant, especially with forums such as social media and public web videos that bullies can use to post videos or photos of their victims.
It’s difficult being the parent of a child whose is being victimized by a bully. The first course of action would be to advise the child to ignore the bully and not give the response the bully wants him to give. If the child dismisses the bully and walks away, the bully doesn’t Read the rest of this entry »
October 8th, 2012
There are as many opinions on this question as there are parents to question the subject. All are resolved that violence is not the way. Many parents fear Social Services will descend on them for hitting their child. Quite a few people, some with no children and some with children, will call the authorities for the slightest infraction of the rules they, themselves, live by. Fear of Social Services is a legitimate worry for everyone. That leaves common sense.
Generally, a kid will mess up Read the rest of this entry »