What Should You Teach Your Children While They Are Growing Up?

The years between 1 and 13 of your children are some of the most important ones in their life. You are fully responsible for them during that period, and you should do your best to make them proud of themselves when they grow up. Here are some of the things which you should consider doing to make them grow up better than the rest. Teach Them To Play An Instrument Music is art. It can take you from any place to any other place no matter where you are. There are a lot of different … [Read more...]

Information On What You Need To Know About Post-Divorce Child Relocation

Both parents must work together to determine what is best for their child. If one parent chooses to move to another region and take the child with, the other parent must agree. In case of you having a child custody order in place, it will be necessary to return to court with the agreement to have it modified, and the new living situation added. As long as the new arrangement is according to your child’s best interests, the judge will have no issues in approving it. However, if the move is not to … [Read more...]

Top Tips on How to Stay Organized in the Six Week Summer Holidays

It’s something that’s equally dreaded and looked forward to by all parents alike. As the school year draws to an end, and our children are preparing to move up a year in school, you have the inevitable six-week gap in between the end of a term, and the beginning of a new one. Of course, it’s lovely to be able to spend the time with your kids, and you probably have some lovely things planned, but six weeks is a long time for a little one. Kids thrive off routine, and are therefore better behaved … [Read more...]

Simple Outdoor Activities For Kids on a Hot Summer Day

Looking for simple outdoor activities for kids on a hot summer day? When the summer heat rolls in kids often want to sit inside and hide from the heat. This can lead to them sitting around watching TV, playing video games, or whining about being bored.  Use some of these fun outdoor activities for kids to get your kids outside on a hot summer day. They can have fun and wear themselves out without heating up the house. Freeze small toys into a block of ice and give your child … [Read more...]

Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied on Rainy Days

Some days are happy and fun, and you arise in the morning to the sounds of birds chirping and see the light streaming in from your window. Other days, you wake up to the sounds of pounding rain, and you open your eyes, but your room is nearly as dark as it is at midnight. Those rainy days. What would we do without them? They make the grass grow, the flowers bloom, the vegetable sprout. Without rain, we’d all go hungry! So, there’s definitely what to appreciate about rainy days, but, … [Read more...]

7 Seemingly Simple Requests From Your Children

Many times, as parents, we know that our child is about to request something. They will waddle towards us. All shy, they lift their head and in a high pitched voice, utter: “Mommy/Daddy can I have...” Sometimes it’s a strict no. On some occasions, we only have to nod in agreement. Nonetheless, in several instances, we must take a moment to consider if granting the wish is a good idea or not. I Want a Video Game Console Children have always loved video games. It was just a matter of time … [Read more...]

Finding Hope When Life Hurts

Are you feeling down? Are you feeling hopeless at the moment? If so, there is hope for you when your hope is in the right place. The hope is not going to be in anything that you can do on your own. In our own strength, the only thing that we can do is fill our empty souls for a moment. However, then we are back to feeling empty and low again. We need something that is unlike any other temporary thing. Things that we can buy are temporary. Things that we can do to feel better about ourselves are … [Read more...]

How Can Your Kid Go From “Hating” To “Loving” Piano Lessons?

When children begin their piano lessons, they typically have aspirations of "playing like their older cousin," or "playing like a music star." Some of them even have a playlist they want to master. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 are quite quick in learning the piano because their fingers are agile, and they are quite smart when it comes to following instructions. However, there is the odd student who "hates" piano lessons. Whether it is in Plainview, NY, or in Huntington, students who … [Read more...]