Category: Parents

Tips for flying with young kids

  Flying often, has allowed me to find out what makes parents with kids travel best. You know, the ones you see and think to yourself that’s how it’s done! On my many flights, I’ve talked to parents extensively about what works for them and through careful observation here is what I’ve noticed works best for parents, kids and their…

DIY Bird Feeder

Do you have a soft spot for our little feathered friends? If yes, then this is a great way to attract them to your garden and help them out, especially in those cold winter months. Read on to see how you can make a bird feeder using only four things! You can make these with your kids or they can…

Internet Safety

The internet provides instant knowledge at your fingertips, but together with the abundance of information and opportunities for communication, many dangers lurk in the abyss of online technology. Online safety is without doubt a top priority for both parents and teachers, who allow and expect children to access the internet for their entertainment and education. Schools have filters to protect…

How to get your child ready for school after the summer holidays

So, here I am (and I hate to say this) nearing the end of the summer break. I know it’s been long thus I cannot complain in the least, and to be fair I still have a few more days to get into going back to school mode so not panicking just yet. As I am contemplating my summer adventures…

Top Tips! My child’s first day at school

What an exciting time! The big day is almost here! Your child will soon be joining the big boys and girls in school, starting their wonderful learning journey and making friends on their way. I’m sure you must both be feeling anxious, a little nervous, maybe a tad bewildered, but hey, don’t fret! All this is absolutely normal and expected.…

Let your kids be bored!

No doubt are times changing and with them so is children’s position in society. Long gone are the days when children were heard but not seen. Today, children play a center role and parents attend to their every day wants with lots of TLC. Society is moving at an increasingly faster pace, so it’s no surprise that kids seem to…

Summer Rules for Electronics Free Printable

Holiday season is here! ❤ Who doesn’t love the hot days, the relaxed evenings and the down time. Parents may take some time to adjust to their children’s lack of schedule and with the long summer days it is easy for children to get bored despite efforts of daily outings and activities. When this happens your children may immediately ask…

How to deal with a defiant toddler

The other day, I ran into my next door neighbour, a lovely lady with three adorable kids. After the first few minutes of social small talk she blurted out her immense exasperation with her two defying toddlers. She asked me, more rhetorically than literally, about what she could do, as losing her cool had not been helping the situation. Being a…

Benefits of learning joined-up handwriting

Is it important for young generations to learn how to join up their handwriting, especially in the age of iPhones and pads? I’m sure this question has crossed many pupils’ parents’ and teachers’ minds. Evidence is mounting that putting pen to paper has benefits that typing cannot replace. – CursiveLogic CURSIVE Vs JOINED-UP Is there a difference between cursive and…

Children and Lies

Most parents like to think of their children as angels. “My child never lies,” is a statement that is reiterated and believed by many parents. It usually comes as a huge surprise when parents discover that their children are after all human and do lie. It is within human nature to lie, and research shows that lying even to one’s parents,…