Pretend Play as a Child

Many children like to explore the different types of pretend play. This can start from an incredibly young age, and be done both independently, as well as with others. This can help your child to explore the world around them, gain an understanding of different roles within life, and also develop their creativity and imagination. Allowing them to engage in pretend play can also benefit you, as a parent, as it allows you to watch and learn the way … [Read more...]

7 Tips For Ensuring Your Children Stay Out Of Trouble

Keeping children out of trouble can prove difficult at times, especially during the teenage years. At some stage in your child’s life, they will become rebellious. We all went through a stage where we thought getting into trouble is funny or cool. They will soon grow out of it. But, ensuring they do and reduce the risk of getting into trouble is key for their growth and safety. If you worry about your children getting into trouble or want to … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Child for Independence

Whether your child is only 2, or already 12, you want to make sure that they have the tools they need to be able to survive independently. Currently, it may not be clear when they will fly the nest, either for college, or simply to live away from the family home. By teaching them some basic skills, and putting your own preparations into place, you can give them a helping hand that will make the transition from child to adult that bit easier, … [Read more...]

7 Sentimental Gift Ideas for Your Family

Nobody is more special than family, so finding the best gifts for your family should be a top priority. Ideally, family gifts should be sentimental. If you’re having trouble coming up with good sentimental gift ideas for your family, here are 7 ideas.  Family Photos Family photos are one of the best ways to celebrate your love for your family, so give everyone in the family a beautiful family photo this year. You can pick a custom … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Kids When a Family Member Goes to Prison

More than 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent currently in the prison system. Explaining to your child or other children why their parent is in prison never becomes easier, and they’ll likely ask a lot of questions about their Mother or Fathers whereabouts. Others won’t talk about their experiences. To help children adjust, speak to them honestly and kindly. Image Source: Pexels Sending Letters and Drawings from Your … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Memorial Weekend – A Time of High-Intensity Traffic

 Memorial Day is a solemn day set aside to remember, and honor, fallen members of our military. This significant day is marked by visits to cemeteries, memorials, and by colorful parades down Main Street. It also marks the start of the summer and the travel season with over 43 million people in America hitting the road.   Research shows that Americans are traveling by car during the Memorial Day holiday more than ever before; a whopping … [Read more...]

4 tips to help your children succeed at pre-school

Entering pre-schools is a key step for children. In early childhood education, both teachers’ and parents’ approach towards children will profoundly impact their academic and social skills development.  To help your children succeed in pre-school, these four pieces of advice should help you.  Encourage them to cooperate with others  Cooperation provides an opportunity for children to learn from their peers.  It allows your child to … [Read more...]

Four Fantastic Budgeting Tips for Your Vehicle

Owning a vehicle is one of the biggest expenses that the average person has. In addition to the cost of the car, you’ll have to consider maintenance, depreciation, gas, insurance, and warranties. According to a study from AAA, the average annual cost of owning a car reached a record high of $9,282. However, although there are several variables when it comes to vehicle ownership finances, there are ways that you can curtail your costs. … [Read more...]

Skip the Sermon and Set a Better Example in the Following Areas

The worst kind of preacher is the one who insists you do what they say rather than doing what they do. We have a word for that kind of preacher: hypocrite. You don’t have to dress up and give a speech in front of a Sunday morning assembly to be a preacher. You just have to be someone who lectures others about what they should and shouldn’t do and how they should and shouldn’t live. In other words, you just have to be a parent.  You could … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Home Improvement Tips

The last year has seen most of us spend a whole lot more time in our own four walls. Prior to the pandemic, many of us would spend time out of the house taking the kids to nursery, playgroups or school. Many of us would work from an office or other commercial premises. We’d spend our time socializing outside of the house at restaurants, cafes and bars, or we’d attend clubs, visit museums, go to the cinema or theatre or more. Instead, this year, … [Read more...]