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How to Keep Your Kids from Turning into Picky Eaters

How to prevent your child from becoming a picky eater? Great ideas to prevent your child from becoming a picky eater. Most people know someone that has a child that turns their nose up at just about every food item offered to them. If your child is a picky eater, you probably wish for them to eat right and not be so hard to please. There are some mistakes that parents make in an attempt to get their children to eat something, but these tactics simply perpetuate the pickiness. Here are things you should make sure not to do in order to raise children that happily eat what they’re served. Giving baby food for too long Baby food is simply a stage in your child’s eating journey that bridges the gap between breast milk or formula and real food. When your baby gets good at chomping food with his ...

6 Things You Can Do with Your Baby to Stimulate Brain Development

Stimulate Baby’s Brain Development Your Baby’s brain development is really important from an early age. Newborn babies might not do much more than sleep, cry, poop and eat, but they still need interaction from you in order for their brains to develop. Here are 6 things you should be doing with your baby to help develop her mind and emotional capacity. 1. Tummy time There are tons of baby mats available with different colors, textures and patterns on them. While those are certainly the best, you can still use a soft blanket on the floor. Place your baby on the mat on her tummy. Don’t ever leave her unattended. When she starts crying, she’s had enough. In the beginning, babies will only spend a few minutes doing this but after some time, she’ll be able to hold her head up on her ...

Taming Your Aggressive Child

Tips for Dealing With an Aggressive Child Aggressive behavior can occur at any age. When you find that your child is exhibiting excessive aggressive behavior, you need to employ strategies to turn it around. Handling an aggressive child depends largely on the age group. Young children are prone to this behavior naturally as their little minds developed. 1. Consistency is key When dealing with aggressive small children, consistency is the key to success. Changing your response to aggression each time doesn’t send the right message to your child. For example, if your child has been making a habit of hitting his siblings, you must tell him in a calm voice using the same words every time that it’s not acceptable and he will need to take a timeout. 2. Lay down the law firmly You may find yourse...

Google for kids – Search Engine Kiddle

The new “child friendly” search engine called Kiddle are causing concern among parents. News agencies have been heavily promoting the website called Kiddle.co, knowing that it is a spin-off from the official Google search engine. However it is feared that kids could be accessing explicit content. Parents welcomed Kiddle when it was launched and the website does filter a number of explicit content but not all. Some Twitter users have their own unfortunate discoveries while using the Kiddle site. How is Kiddle designed specifically for kids? 1. Safe search:sites appearing in Kiddle is filtered and excludes sites with explicit or deceptive content. 2. Kids-oriented results:Safe sites and pages written specifically for kids. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors. 3. Big thumbnai...

100+ FREE Minecraft eBooks To Download!

Amazon has more than a 100 FREE Minecraft Kindle eBooks right now! Just go HERE and they should be sorted by price low to high, with the free ones listed first. A great way to encourage reading with kids who love Minecraft. You don’t need a Kindle device in order to read these free eBooks? Just download the free Kindle Reading App it allows you to read eBooks on just about any device (including your computer)! NOTE: The price of these ebooks is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Make sure to verify before checking out that it is still free. These ebooks are specifically for Kindles, but you can go here to download a free application that enables you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC. Microsoft is giving Minecraft to schools for free — here’s why There isn&...

Handy Tips for Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed

Transition to Toddler Bed There comes a point in time when you realize your baby isn’t such a baby anymore. Perhaps she’s actively trying to escape out of the crib, or maybe you’ve got to get her into a big kid bed before another baby arrives. It’s not always easy to make the transition from crib to bed with toddlers, but you can make the transition to toddler bed run a bit more smoothly with these handy tips. 1. There’s a time and a place If big changes are already happening, it might not be the best time to spring this change on your toddler. So if you’re expecting a new baby, the time to start getting your toddler ready for a big kid bed is as soon as possible before her sibling is born to avoid feelings of displacement. 2. Talk about it As with any big change or new thing your toddler ...

Teaching Patience to Toddlers

Teaching Patience to Toddlers If you have a toddler, chances are you have him around with you all day every day. You go to the store together, plus the bank, post office, and many other places too. But even the best-behaved children can grow very impatient, particularly if you’re stuck waiting on line somewhere. That’s very normal because at their age, they don’t understand why they must stand on line.  When toddlers want something, you’ll notice that they want it now and trying to convince them otherwise is a waste of breath. It takes toddlers time to learn the art of patience and by remaining consistent when you teach them, you’ll be reinforcing this must-have skill for your child that will serve them well into adulthood. Try these tactics to help get your child to be more patient.  1. U...

How to Get Your Daughter’s Ears Pierced

Ear Piercing for Kids Proper Protocol Anywhere you go, you’ll find plenty of parents that think getting their daughters’ ears pierced as babies is the best way. You’ll also find just as many that want to wait until their daughters are old enough to handle the responsibility of taking care of the piercing. There is no right and wrong as far as timing goes, although pediatricians do advise waiting until 6 months or older for immunity reasons.  If you’re wondering about piercing your daughter’s ears, take the following things into consideration first.  Managing pain If you have any of your own piercings, you’ll know that it hurts. Your daughter needs to know that too. With older children, it is much easier to talk to them about the pain and prepare them. With children of any age though, you c...

Why Setting Limits on TV Time is Good for Your Child

We have all done it at some point or another. We have all turned on the TV and made our children sit in front of it so we can take care of things that need to be done. Whether it’s making an important phone call, getting some work done, cleaning, or even to just enjoy some peace, sometimes the TV can be a true godsend. But it’s also a false idol that we all worship and we need to set a good example for our children by not turning the TV on morning, noon and night. If you feel like your family is watching way too much TV, or even staring blankly at other technological devices, it’s time to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other. Here are some suggestions for taking some technology-free time out together.   1. Go for a walk together Try taking a walk after dinner each night...

Family Christmas Photo Shoot 2016

We finally did our family photo-shoot for the year and would like to share some our lovely Christmas photo’s that was taken by an amazing photographer Veronique Photography. My little girl wearing her princess crown which was purchased by Cotton On. My boy and girl they adore each other. Me and my baby girl… Me and my baby bump… 6 months pregnant and going strong 🙂  

How to Deal When Your Child Vomits

There’s one thing that’s worse than stinky diapers. Vomiting. When your child vomits, especially if you’re a new parent, it can be a very traumatic experience. Not just for your child, but for you as well. But there are some things to keep in mind before you go into a full-blown panic. First of all, know that vomiting can happen for many different reasons. Sometimes, your child might vomit because something they ate caused discord in their tummy. It might just be a random vomiting, but the only way to know for sure is to keep an eye on your child. If she feels better afterward and there are no other symptoms, then it’s nothing to worry about. But there will be times that your child vomits because she is sick. You’ll know because a fever or other symptoms will show themselves. It could also...

Helpful Snacking Tips for Small Children

Little kids are always out for a snack. As soon as you give them one, they’ll come right back asking for something else. If you’re new to the parenting game, you might be trying to figure out how to handle this snacking business. We’ve got you covered with these easy tips. Maintain balance It’s fine to give your kids cookies or chips sometimes. But doing it all the time isn’t healthy. Choose snacks that come from the food groups such as fruit or veggies. If you’re on the go, use zipper bags to take along carrot sticks or apple slices. Bake your own baked goods so they will be healthier than store-bought ones with additives. Watch portion size Be careful that you don’t give too many snacks to your child. If you do, don’t be mad when he doesn’t want to eat dinner even if it’s something he us...

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