Toddlers are at a very sensitive age for physical independence. It is natural to want to take care of them, yet sometimes giving the freedom and space to do things by themselves is a gift that not only makes them happy but also supports their overall development, confidence and sense of self.
I think that modern parents will agree with me, that our children are spending too much time on their tablets and we have to teach them how to use their time efficiently.
It is a great feeling when you come home after a long day and your furry friend welcomes you home. Interacting with a pet is equally important for children, as it is for adults. And above all, growing in a home with a dog or a cat (or any other type of pets) brings a number of benefits for your kid’s health.
And the Swans and the Gulls — BUT, DON’T FEED THEM BREAD
Pets are awesome. I could end the article right there. Dogs, cats, bunnies, whatever pet you have, or choose to have with your little ones, are going to be a positive influence (and awesome).
Technology is highly integrated into our lives; we have our family and friends on Facebook, work on LinkedIn, and put our hobbies on Pinterest… It’s not surprising, that children are following our example and getting more addicted to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets.
(AND ONE YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE)
I’ve probably tried more than a dozen ways to get my daughter to do her homework without me standing over her and making her do it. It got to the point that on some days I just didn’t have the energy to watch, hover and demand she gets it done.
Healthy self-esteem and confidence is the greatest gift you can give your child. A child that can confidently shake the hand of a new adult acquaintance, express a well-thought idea or opinion in a respectful way are lessons from which many adults could benefit!
Sir Ken Robinson encourages schools to cultivate creativity. His radical thinking and case for creativity are worth every minute.
Do you remember a really special Christmas present you received as a child? Well, mine was a little pink doll called Jane and Jenny. It was given to me by my uncle when I was about 3 years old. And that was the only doll I ever had. Well, the good thing is that I still have not just the doll, but also the warm memories associated with it. Today, my little boy has way too many toys, and I thought that another toy for Christmas, will only add to his clutter collection and not to his childhood memories.