If your kids have finally convinced you it’s time to get a dog, congratulations – you are about to set off on an amazing adventure. There’s nothing quite like watching your kids play with their dog, or walk in on them sleeping on the sofa together. However, the question that now naturally arises is which dog to choose. There are so many breeds out there it can be quite difficult to know which will best blend into your family.
Finding the time to clean up your home and keep it neat and tidy when you are chasing after your kids all day can be very challenging. Cleaning the house can often seem like an endless and thankless job and is one that many parents simply give up on overtime. However, with the right approach, you can ensure that your home is kept as clean and tidy as possible, regardless of how much time you have to spare.
Now we know kids get bored super quick. They jump from activity to activity every day (or what seems like every five minutes!). Providing a list of just a handful of things to do will keep them busy for a couple of hours, tops. That’s no good. To give the average mom or dad a little bit of breathing space, here’s a hefty list of ten fun and crafty activities to keep your kids entertained, learning new things, and busy.
They say boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog’s tails, an old idiom reflected in the daily life and trials of educating young boys. While female counterparts are usually calm and organized, boys tend to push boundaries and get dirty, always striving for the next adventure no matter their environment. This can create problems in the classroom, especially once timetables become the norm.
Working from home, something many of us have become accustomed to since 2020, can certainly have its ups and downs. No commute and saving on gas are huge perks, but having the distractions of your own home around you at all times can hinder your productivity. Avoiding distractions like Netflix and the pile of laundry waiting to be done just require a little extra willpower. However, there is one distraction that we can’t simply avoid: our children. Successfully working from home as a parent can be difficult, but we can do things to make it easier. Here are a few ways you can make your home office a bit more kid-friendly, so you and your tiny co-workers can all work efficiently and in peace.
Parents should help their kids to be physically active. However, this proves to be a challenging task. Most kids these days spend hours engaging in fewer physical activities. As a result, they might develop a sedentary lifestyle and become exposed to the health risks associated with it. Parents are strongly advised to encourage their couch kids to engage in physically active activities to prevent this. For a start, you can consider any of the following.
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with one of these four printable cards by FTD— it’ll warm her heart and bring a huge smile to her face. Surprising mom with a sweet message is the perfect way to express your love and show just how much you appreciate her.
Having your children eat well can be difficult due to peer pressure and junk food advertisements on television. When you look into your own crazy schedule, it’s no surprise that many children’s diets are based on takeaway and comfort. Switching to a balanced and nutritious diet, on the other hand, may have a significant impact on your child’s health, assisting them in maintaining a healthy weight, sharpening their brains, regulating their moods, and avoiding several health issues.
Children almost always beg their parents for a family pet. They might want a tank full of colorful fish or a soft rabbit in a backyard hutch. You might be hesitant to take on more responsibility, but getting a pet could actually be good for your family.
Basic self-care tasks like brushing our teeth or showering every day are second nature to us as adults because we had them drilled into our heads every day growing up. This isn’t necessarily bad, because these basic forms of self-care are easier to maintain if they’re habits that we don’t have to think about. Getting the newest generation of kids to do the same is a bit more challenging because many of the techniques that our parents used to teach us aren’t as effective anymore. Here are some clever ways to get your kids to do basic self-care and develop habits that will serve them well throughout their lives.