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Want Your Kids To Become More Mindful? You Should Reward Them In This Way.

So your kid did a good job at school? That’s wonderful news! How would you reward him or her? Chances are, you currently do so by buying the latest gadget, a new toy, or basically anything materialistic that requires money but not time. And this is where most of us err… By using money to buy them something as a reward inculcates the wrong idea about money in their little minds – in effect, we are teaching them that spending money and buying materialistic things is a reward – and…

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6 Ways To Educate Your Kids About Home Security

As parents, we understand the importance of educating our children on how to navigate the many dangers that are out there. If your clothes catch fire, you stop, drop, and roll. If an earthquake starts, you get under a sturdy desk. If you got into a bicycle accident[1], seek immediate help. If a guy in a windowless van offers you a ride to the candy store, you should probably run for the hills. Yes, we try to cover all of the essentials, but what about the importance of home security?…

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4 Ways Your Kids Might Get Around in the Future

Many adults can remember movies like Back to the Future or Star Trek from when they were kids. They may even look back at these movies with fond memories and note that many of the technologies that seemed so impossible in those movies actually exist today. That sentiment leaves many of today’s youth wondering what their old age will be like. How will kids be getting around in ten, twenty, or thirty years? Here are four ways they just might be getting themselves from point A to point B. 1. Hyperloop The hyperloop[1] is…

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5 Lessons Single Moms Can Learn From Their Kids

Being a single mom is tough work. If you’re a lone mother, you’re on the job 24-7, and all-too-often solely responsible for supporting the family financially as well as emotionally. On the other hand, if you share custody, it often feels like something so important is missing when the kids are away. Most of us never expected to end up single parents; we didn’t sign up for this! Whether your ex is still in your kids’ lives or not, you probably often feel overwhelmed by a to-do list the length of…

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24 Things to Look for in Relationships We Know as Kids

What Makes Good Relationships? What are things to look for in relationships? It’s kind of personal. We all have certain things we look for in relationships over other things, like football fan or movie buff, but what about the deeper things that make love last? I knew more about dating when I was 10 than when I started dating years later. I was a nerdy kid: I loved reading more than playing dodge ball, wrote reports about whales and Abraham Lincoln for fun after school at a little table in my bedroom….

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4 Ways to Help your Teenage Kids Manage Screen Time

Until about two decades ago, parents had little to worry about when it came to bringing up their kids. As long as younger kids stayed away from strangers, teenagers didn’t sneak off in the middle of the night to house parties or date the wrong people, everything was fine. However, as the rate of advances in technology began to skyrocket over the past decade, so did the complexity of dealing with kids, especially teenagers. Teenagers and kids, in general, became increasingly addicted to technology. PCs, Macs, and gaming consoles became…

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How Kids React When Being Shown Past And Current Pictures Of Caitlyn Jenner Will Awe You

When Bruce Jenner officially announced his transition to a woman the reactions were mixed. Ordinary people and celebrities busily expressed their opinions on social media. Being in the public eye is not a new thing for Jenner since during her athletic career she earned a gold medal in the Olympics, but this transition has been difficult as it was a huge change and there were a lot of mixed opinions. Some supported her decision as brave, while others strongly opposed the idea of Kim Kardashian’s stepfather changing his gender. In…

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4 Ways to Watch Kids Shows without Cable TV

Watching kids’ shows on an app is perfect if you don’t want to pay for cable, your child only wants to watch one show again and again, or you need to entertain your children ASAP, likely in a public setting. Before I was a parent I told myself that my child would play with blocks and read books and I would not rely on kids’ shows to entertain them. Ha! My daughter has usurped the tablet. At this point, it’s used as toddler entertainment – something I had always judged…

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Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Be Linked To ADHD In Kids, Study Finds

Pregnant women are often advised to avoid certain substances and chemicals that may harm the growth and development of their unborn children. A large focus is placed on consumed chemicals, such as tobacco, alcohol, some prescription medications, and illegal substances. Food guidelines are geared towards ensuring a nutritionally-balanced diet that supports the health of unborn babies. Little advice, however, is offered to expectant women about the foods they should limit—or avoid altogether—during pregnancy. A recent study carried out by British researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol…

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11 Things Kids Secretly Want You To Tell Them Every Day

It’s the little things that make a difference. Think back to your childhood. What did your parents do or say that most encouraged you? Children are highly sensitive, and uttering the right words and phrases on a regular basis can dramatically shape how they perceive themselves and the world around them. Here are 11 things parents should be telling their kids every day. 1. “I love you” All children want their parents’ love, and they will never get tired of hearing how much Mom and Dad adore them. A study published in…

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