• Every Child Learns Differently… And that’s okay!

    Whether they admit it or not, every parent has a dream of what their life will be with a child. Not all dreams come true, but we can only blame our ill-founded expectations for it. Perhaps, you were hoping to share your passion for poetry with y our little one, only to realize that their dyslexia makes reading poetry difficult. Or maybe you thought your child would follow in your footsteps, but they have no interest in the topics that were your favorites at school. Everybody is different, you tell yourself. But you can’t help the little voice in your head that tells you that you are doing something wrong. And that is truly a problem that most parents experience. We don’t realize how much people are different until we discover that our children think and learn in an unusual way. Learning styles and learning needs vary greatly. Unfortunately, they can be confusing to understand. No one solution can fit everybody. As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. Yet, the only reference you’ve got, when it comes down to learning for school, is yourself. So how can you best support your child when you have different learning patterns?

  • How To Get Your Children Excited About The Prospect Of A New Baby

    So you’re pregnant? Congratulations! If your children haven’t reacted as well to the news as you had hoped, it can be disheartening. From their point of view everything as they know it is about to change, and Mummy and Daddy’s attention is going to be diverted elsewhere. But all isn’t lost! There are a number of ways in which you can calm any anxieties your children may have about the new arrival and encourage them to be just as excited as you are!

  • 3 Parenting Tips When Your Kids Use A Lot Of Tech

    Kids are going to be tech crazy these days – it’s just a sign of the times. Many of you weren’t born with technology thrust into your hands, so it’s a bit disconcerting seeing very young children playing with tablets and smartphones. However, it’s perfectly normal, and you’d have been the same if these devices were around in your day!

    Still, it’s hard to know how to act when your kids are always using tech products. You’re aware that it’s good for them as it helps them develop skills and learn how to use technology. At the same time, you also understand there are risks to be worried about, and that playing on tech devices all day isn’t a great idea. So, here are some parenting tips to help you take control of the situation:

  • 4 Simple Ways To Update the Look of Your Home

    It is the dream of every homeowner to have a well-designed and cozy living space. While some people seem to renovate and update their homes now and then, this may prove quite daunting if you do not have the handy thumb. On the other hand, hiring a professional to get the job done comes with costly expenses that you may not have budgeted for. 

    Despite these factors, there are a few adjustments that you can make to your older home to give it an updated and modern look. They include the following;

  • Giving Your Health and Wellbeing an Overhaul

     

    We all want to take care of our health and wellbeing. This is a given. At the end of the day, the better care we take of ourselves, the more comfortable and easy lives we can live on a day to day basis. Of course, there are countless steps that you can take to overhaul your current routine and replace it with a newer, healthier one. But here are just a couple of areas to focus on for the time being! Small changes make some big impacts!! These are ways that you can make some very small changes, that will have a major impact on your overall health and wellbeing

  • Top Tips For Raising Teens

     

    Teenagers are challenging but it can also be a fun time in both of your lives. Your kids are getting older and wiser and it may be easier to connect with them on a different level.

    However, they might also be feeling confused or frustrated and in their own world. Raising teens isn’t easy but there are top tips that can help ensure a successful journey and outcome. Remember to always be respectful and approachable so you can create a deeper bond with your teen and build trust in your relationship.

  • 5 Easy Ways to Encourage your Child to Tidy Their Bedroom

    One of the worst parts of parenting has to be the constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy. It can be a never-ending and thankless task, and more often than not, as soon as you have finished, you are back to square one. It is a huge challenge to keep children’s bedrooms and playrooms tidy. Encouraging them to tidy their mess or tidy up after themselves once they are done playing for the day can be tricky. Little and often will keep the clean up easier, but how can you encourage your children to help you keep their rooms tidy?

  • Why Homeschooling Benefits Your Family

    Prior to the pandemic, homeschooling was something that a few people did, but wasn’t the norm. Most just accepted the system of going into school and learning that way. Until last year and everything changed. Schools were forced to close and everyone was suddenly in the position to homeschool their children. This showed many families just how beneficial homeschooling can be not just for the children themselves, but also for the family as a whole. Here are a few reasons why homeschooling benefits your family… 

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  • Tips On Dealing With Your Kid Leaving For College

    Your son or daughter heading off to college is a real milestone in life. So many emotions are swirling around, it can be difficult to know what to do to help them make the transition. After all, if you try and micromanage every aspect of their life, you’ll be sending them off without any of the real skills they need to be able to live independently. Yet you still want to give them any support you can to help with the transition. This support could be emotional, logistical or even financial. 

    So how can you make the transition from high school kid to college freshman, that little bit easier for both of you? 

  • How To Keep Your Home In Tip Top Shape (While Raising Kids)

     

    Whether you’ve always been hyper-organized or didn’t really mind the sight of a few dishes in the sink, once you’ve had kids you may begin to ask yourself, is there such a thing as a clean house after all? With a to-do list that is never-ending, home maintenance probably falls at the bottom of your schedule, and there isn’t always enough time in the day to get everything done. 

    However, there are still things you can do to keep your home in top shape while raising a family – you just have to be a bit more creative in your approach. Here’s how you can get started!

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