Once you’ve cultivated a habit, it can be pretty tough to break it. This is why it’s best to cultivate good habits instead of bad ones. This same concept holds true for your children. As a parent, it makes sense to only instill the best lessons in their minds. By giving them a great foundation, you can help your children build habits that will positively serve them for the rest of their life. A great area to focus on involves their relationship to food. Consider some of the best ways to teach your children to eat healthier and smarter.
Kids have a blast jumping, bouncing, and playing games invented just for the trampoline while the ‘big kids’ (parents) sit on the sidelines pretending to be too adult for this stuff. But are we? Not only is it good to allow your inner child out every once in a while, but there is also a multitude of health benefits associated with exercising on this piece of equipment. Funny, kids don’t realize this is good for them. Would they actually indulge if they knew? Big yes! You can’t help it. It’s way too much fun even to try to avoid it.
A family that is intentional about being active together will promote their own physical fitness while also creating strong bonds that last a lifetime. Here are five athletic activities that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.
What is financial literacy? It can be defined as the ability to understand and apply financial skills. Many families across the country have a general idea of their financial standing but wish they knew more. Follow these tips to help improve your financial literacy and your financial standing to the best of your ability!
Being a stay at home mum is difficult enough as it is. Your life is often inundated with chores, jobs, and responsibilities, and it can become very stressful. When you are the only parent staying at home, as any mother knows, an unforeseen plumbing or electrical error can cause your day to spiral. You will still need to feed, cloth, and pick up or collect your children from school, and they will still expect their ordinary treatment. Add a plumbing problem in that and you have a recipe for disaster. Every mother has a few shortcuts and hacks up her sleeve for everything under the sun, but oftentimes plumbing is a man’s game, so it is important that you have a hack up your sleeve for that, also!
Confidence and self-esteem are particularly important during the teenage years. Self-esteem allows teens to feel good about who they are, capable, and worthy of love. Numerous studies have shown just how important self-esteem is for adolescents. Teenagers with high self-esteem are happier, calmer, and more likely to bounce back from failure. Teens with low self-esteem are at increased risk for poor mental health, poverty, and even drug use.
Summer camps have been a summertime staple for kids for decades. These camps teach kids survival skills and foster their independence all while helping them learn to appreciate the outdoors in a safe environment. For many reasons, however, some families are unable to make summer camp work. And this year, COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are postponing or canceling many of these fun summertime activities.
Music is an integral part of the human experience. Music appears in every culture around the world. There are many benefits of music for people of all ages. But, when is the right time to start teaching your child and what instruments are a good choice for kids? Those questions and more are investigated here.
One of the best times of the year for going on a trip with your family or friends is during the rainy season. It is the time when rain downpours blessing, revealing the tropical scenery and adds up a heart pleasing environment. Getting caught up in the rain empty-handed while on a trip is probably one of the most frustrating things you can imagine. With the rainy season officially coming in, it pays to be ready for a strong rain. It is essential to have the basic gear or items needed if you wish to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
The average American child spends just four to seven minutes playing outside each day. This doesn’t exactly bode well for their health. From a higher risk of obesity to stunted emotional and cognitive development, a lack of outdoor play can have some serious side effects. If your little one is already in the habit of plopping down in front of the TV for hours, don’t lose hope. It’s possible to cultivate a love for the outdoors in your tech-savvy 2-year-old or tween. You’ll just have to get creative. Here are six suggestions to get you started!