The Benefits Of Reading To Your Child

For many of us, one of our earliest childhood memories is being read to by our parents.  The stories my parents read to me as a child helped shape me into the person I later became, and I credit my own abilities as a writer to being read to at an early age.  As I got older, I began begging my father to take me to the local bookstore so that I could pick out whichever book I wanted. I would spend hours sitting Indian style in the children’s section of the store, a stack of books next to me, … [Read more...]

Fun Activities for Getting Kids Outside

In the age of the internet, it’s proving more difficult than ever for parents to motivate their kids to take some timeout from their tech and gadgets and experience the great outdoors. Obviously, not only does this mean they are missing out on a world of fun and adventure, but they are also losing out on physical exercise. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of tactics you as a parent can employ to motivate them out of their slump and into a world of outside adventure. By doing this, you … [Read more...]

Helping Our Kids Cope with Stress at School

Stress is not exactly all that harmful. It teaches us emotional resilience in the face of challenges that may seem difficult at face value, but are actually just obstacles that need all our skills to solve. However, too much of stress will harm our health in ways that may be irreparable.  So if that’s the case for adults, how much more if the kids are under excessive stress? Stress at school is increasingly becoming unmanageable  The pressures of performing well and being active in … [Read more...]

6 Thing You Should Do When A Family Member Is Addicted To Drugs

When a family member becomes addicted to drugs, it can be a challenging time. On one hand, you will have to keep their drug addiction in check while on the other hand, you will have to have good control over yourself so that you don’t emotionally break down. Below, we list out six things you must do when living with a family member who is addicted to drugs. Know More About The Addiction Try to know everything you can about the addiction your family member is going through. Drugs will … [Read more...]

How To Raise Entrepreneurial Children

It is important to create basic tools and strategies so that children can develop a true entrepreneurial spirit. It is often said that "it is never too late" to begin with, but the truth is that, likewise, "it is never too early". According to The Harvard Graduate School of Education and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, young people who are taught entrepreneurship issues show a change in their attitude and develop a positive search for success; likewise, they tend to … [Read more...]

9 Summer Self Care Tips for Moms

Are you feeling a little unprepared for the end of the school year? While it is exciting for the kids to get a break from class and homework, for moms the end of the school year often signals the beginning of what can be a chaotic season. Prioritize self care this summer with these 9 helpful tips: Involve the Kids When it comes to all the planning involved in summer - from daily schedules to vacations to meals - a little help can go a long way. Involving your kids not only gives them good … [Read more...]

Children’s Entertainment: Which Trampolines Have Proven the Safest for Kids?

The image of young children playing on a trampoline conjures up scenes of fun and laughter. Children naturally love jumping up and down and trampolines help them to get exercise while playing. Trampolines can be used outdoors during the warmers months and brought inside when it’s cold or rainy. They may seem like the ideal toy. However, they can also be a source of serious injury. Children can break bones, receive sprains or strains and even injure their neck, head, and spine. The American … [Read more...]

Ways Moms and Dads Can Show Their Children Back Home in Colombia That They Care

Living abroad is an exciting adventure, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It’s especially difficult if you’re leaving children behind in Colombia while you venture to the United States. There are a lot of things only people who live in different countries from their families will understand, and one of those things is just how hard it is to show your kids that you care when you can’t tuck them in every night. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to show your children you care … [Read more...]