The invention of smartphones in 2007, together with other handheld devices such as tablets, has created a huge digital gap between parents and kids born in 1995 and after. Digitally speaking, these kids are “digital natives” while their parents, most of who were born in the 80s or earlier, are “digital immigrants. The parents know something about technology, but not enough to match their kids, hence the huge digital discrepancy.
Gen Z and Gen Alpha children grow up with a constant companion: screens. Even if they don’t get to have their own for a long time, they’ll most likely have at least on TV, a few LapTops, Desktops, phones, and tablets surrounding them at all times, constantly tying down their attention. These screens, technologies, and gadgets are not only a distraction for the children but an invitation for the parents to make dealing with them easier. If they’re tired, fussy, or just loud and in the way, they’re stuck in front of the TV, or given a tablet or a phone as an “easy way out”.
Kids are picky eaters. Some nights they eat all the food on their plates and request for seconds. Other nights they just taste the food and ask you to excuse them. Such behaviors can leave you wondering what to cook for them. Before you give up and decide to cook them the same meals over and over, try these meal ideas.
In case you have been using boring manuscripts and dull pencils to teach music to children, it is time that you reinvent your teaching methods. While tutoring music to children can be challenging especially when you are introducing new concepts, here are four innovative ideas that you could use:
Even though we are obsessed with our children’s health in every possible way, we must accept the fact that sometimes they are bound to hurt themselves. It’s just the natural progression of their growth. It might seem cruel and hard to let them experience these displeasures by themselves whilst we only observe, but it’s a necessary form of evil that we must endure. Even so, it’s a good idea to be prepared for injuries your child might endure during his learning time. For that reason, here are a couple of common injuries a child might suffer during sports activities so you’re able to mitigate the damage of the said injuries.
What child doesn’t want a pet, right? If your family is begging for a furry animal, that’s a terrific addition, but there are several important matters to consider. Don’t immediately jump in without taking the time to plan for the ideal pet. Our experts have some wonderful tips to share before welcoming a pet into your home.
Successfully getting your nervous child to the dentist’s office can be a difficult endeavor! With the bright lights, pointy instruments, and masked strangers, it’s understandable that children can find going to the dentist to be distressing. This doesn’t change the fact that you need to instill good oral care in your tiny humans. Let’s talk about some ways you can make the dental appointment a little bit easier on your kids and on yourself.
There are many odds and ends to see to when sending your child away to college. It will be their first time away and independent of you, and that can be worrisome. Here are a few things you can do to set your mind at ease.
Some kids can be picky when eating certain foods. Though bad food habits are usually short-lived, some kids develop longer-term eating issues affecting nutrition. Once there is a greater understanding of the nature of the eating problem, there are many things parents can do to help improve their kids’ eating habits.
These days, getting kids to stop staring at various screens is becoming increasingly more challenging. The ideal solution would be getting them to spend some quality time outside. Outdoor playtime is an essential aspect of a healthy childhood. One way to get kids to step outside and play is by turning your garden into a paradise for kids, using these ideas.