3 Ways to Support Your Child’s Learning at Home

Nothing can be more heartbreaking for a parent than watching your child struggle in school and not knowing how to help. When your child is struggling in the classroom, it can have an impact on their emotional and mental health outside of school as well as put them at risk of falling behind as they continue their academic career in the years to come. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Just like health and safety training from hsi.com … [Read more...]

Going in circles – How to pack your home with children underfoot

Having children may make life more pleasant in so many ways. However, sometimes their presence can make things a little more challenging. When you’re thinking about moving home, you may worry about how your children will handle the upheaval. At the same time, you might also have concerns about how you’re supposed to pack without them undoing some of your work. There are ways that you might be able to get your tasks completed while still managing … [Read more...]

How to Manage Positional Plagiocephaly

Positional plagiocephaly, also commonly known as flat head syndrome, describes a flat spot on the side or back of a baby’s head. Many parents identify a flat spot on their babies’ heads early on and, after seeking medical advice, can receive a diagnosis of positional plagiocephaly. If you’re a new parent wondering what this might mean for your child, you can learn more about this cranial deformity and its management below.  Picture: Jimmy … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Toddler’s Sleep Cycle

One of the greatest difficulties as a mom is getting your baby to settle down before bed. Each child is different, so it does take some trial and error to identify the issue. Although it can feel frustrating, it is important to remember that it is part of your child’s development, and it is tough for them too. Consider these tips to improve your toddler’s sleep cycle and enjoy some well-deserved mom time.  Tackling the Tantrums   A common … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Preschool for your Little One

It is normal for parents or guardians to desire the best for their children by providing them with the best they can. Getting your children to a preschool is one of the best ways to ensure a decent upbringing, but how do you find a preschool that will meet your requirements and those of your children? Here is how to choose a preschool for your little one.  Get To Know the Preschool’s Curriculum Different preschools have different … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Going Back to School as a Mom

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Taking care of your children and watching them grow gives you an unimaginable sense of satisfaction. Although your children are one of the biggest parts of your life, however, you're still a person with their own needs and wants. You might also want to continue learning new things, and there's no better way to further your education by going back to college. But you may find … [Read more...]

Working From Home With Kids: 5 Tips To Have A Productive Experience

Are you considering working from home with kids? If so, congrats! It's a great way to be able to spend more time with your little ones and still get some work done.  Of course, no one said it would be easy. Trying to focus on your work while your kids are running around can be a challenge. But with a little bit of preparation and some creative thinking, you can make it work.  Here are five tips to help you have a productive experience … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment if You’re Aware

Sexual harassment is offensive, unwelcome, intimidating, or humiliating. Sexual harassment can be physical, written, or verbal. Any activity that leaves a person feeling uncomfortable in their surroundings amounts to sexual harassment. It is important to understand what sexual harassment is and take the right action. One must voice against sexual harassment and report it, not considering its multitude. People of all age groups or gender … [Read more...]

What to look for in a dentist 

What to look for in a dentist  It might be difficult to determine what to look for in a dentist. You're looking for a dentist who is kind, has a good bedside manner, is up to date on the newest dental technology, and can work around your schedule. At Gisborne Family Dental, we pride ourselves in all of these aspects and more.  We are not simply another Gisborne dentist; we are a part of the community. We thrive on helping our patients … [Read more...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Organizing Your Baby Clothes

A huge part of being a parent is accepting that you often have to sacrifice the organizational aspect and overall tidiness of your interior living spaces.  However, even though you seem to have an endless collection of toys, clothes, accessories, and other equipment and clutter related to looking after your baby, it doesn’t mean that everything needs to be a total mess (until they grow older and the dreaded teenage ‘floordrobe’ makes an … [Read more...]