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This App is The Perfect Solution For All Working Parents

It can be quite difficult these days for families with young kids to go out for an evening on the town. Unless you are lucky to have a reliable family member that can watch the kids on short notice, you stuck having to find a local babysitter to watch the kids. However, how do you know that the person that you are trusting to watch your precious kids can be trusted? Also, as a babysitter or nanny, how do you know that the person you are sitting for will not…

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Parents Are Their Own Worst Enemies

The pressure to be a good parent is real. All this pressure comes at us from internal and external sources that converge and make a perfect storm for parents to lose any confidence they had as parents. We, as parents have the power to overcome our own worst enemy, which is ourselves. As parents, we encounter messages on a daily basis that tell us how we need to do things in a different or better way. We hear messages that we need to expect more of our kids, we need…

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This Mat is Toddler Parents’ Number One Best Friend

Our kids are blessings and it is fun watching them do things the kids’ way. From napping to talking, it is always glorious to observe the little ones around the home. One area that may not be so fun is watching them eat. It is often obvious to see that our lovely kids do not fully understand what table manners mean and no matter how you look at it, this can be pretty frustrating. Asides from the fact that food and drink are wasted, many people cannot stand the mess…

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The Most Difficult Lesson for Parents: Let Children Play

Play is a child’s job. Have you ever noticed how focused a child can become during their play that they ignore instructions and voices of the adults? They are so finely tuned into their play because it is nature’s way of helping the child develop and mature in a manner that is appealing to a child. They don’t want to be taught how to be a doctor at age 5 by a parent sitting them down and explaining the duties and role of the family physician. The child would rather…

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Parents Alert! Use This Mug and Your Drink Won’t Spill Even You Have Kids Running Around

As a parent, you cherish those rare moments where you can relax and enjoy even the simplest things. Like enjoying a cup of coffee for instance. With kids running around and you running after them, it’s not uncommon for your coffee to slosh around in the midst of the mayhem. Ordinary travel mugs can’t save your coffee from toppling over. And you’re just left with half of a mug of sad, cold coffee. Not only is it annoying to spill your coffee, but it can lead to larger issues depending…

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Why Do Parents Become Helicopter Parents

It began innocently enough with Suzy helping her daughter Jane with her 1st grade diorama. Her daughter began the diorama on her own, but Suzy began to see that it looked as though a 3 year old had done the work. She knew she needed to intervene or her daughter would not get a good grade on the project and would be hurt when she saw how good the other kid’s projects looked. Suzy knew that all the other parents would be helping their kids. She didn’t want her daughter’s…

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How “Good Advice” by Parents Turns out to Be Bad for Children

Some kids want to grow up to be pro basketball players or astronauts; my daughter on the other hand wants to grow up to become a unicorn. Lots of parents still tell their children often that they can grow up to be whatever they want to be. That’s all well and good unless your daughter wants to become a unicorn or your son is 16 years of age, only 5’5″, and wants to play for the Chicago Bulls. If your 16 year old has unrealistic pro sports dreams without a…

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How Too Many Parents Tell Lies Without Noticing

Parents all lie to their kids every day, they just don’t realise it. You may tell your child not to lie, but continually saying these lies, no matter how small teaches them to lie as well. They will think it is ok to lie, since Mommy and Daddy lie. As a parent, I totally understand sometimes we lie to protect our kids, we love them so much that we don’t want them to get hurt. However, I came to realise that lying actually does no good to our kids, it will…

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Small Things Parents Can Do to Effectively Reduce Sibling Jealousy

Our relationships with our siblings are the most important in our lives. They are the ones we have known the longest and we share a lived experience that is unparalleled. But we have all heard the common terms “sibling rivalry” and “parental favoritism“. Especially when children are very small, there is bound to be some conflict and competition, and sometimes parents get it wrong, dealing with children differently according to the ease of their personality traits. If parents don’t address these issues early and guide the children to get along,…

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Things Parents Do Unconsciously That Make Their Kids Become Codependent

How many parents do you know who proudly boast, “I do everything for my children?” Or perhaps you are guilty of this? If your children don’t clean their room, do you automatically clean it for them? Do you sit with them and more or less do their homework for them? Or do you allow them to do it by themselves and come to you only if they have questions? Do they have any responsibilities at home such as mowing the lawn or helping to clear away the dishes after dinner?…

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