Keeping children motivated

Initial enthusiasm in after school activities tends to wane after the first excitement is over. This is but natural. The trick is to keep up the hard work even after this. How do you keep your child motivated? This is of particular importance when the child goes in for educational after school programs. Make the career-academics connection early on: Let your child understand how important studies are. Let him know that an excellent career is wholly dependent on wholesome learning. To develop his interest in studies, plan family activities that are connected with his studies. Emphasize the real-world connection to academics whenever possible. Set goals: Let your child know, through example, that hard work will be rewarded. If your child …

Healthy Living for You and Your Children

We all want what is best for our children. In my case, it has been very important to me right from the beginning that my son live a healthy lifestyle. I didn’t exactly know back when he was first born what all that would entail, but I have learned three essential rules that I believe promote healthy living for the whole family. *Eat a nutritional and well-balanced diet. Before my son was able to eat “real” food, I never put much thought into the quality of food I was eating and/or preparing for our meals. Once he was able to join us for meal time and ask/beg for food, I realized very quickly that the food I provided for us …

Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Bed

Your child has outgrown the crib and is ready for a new bed. But what type of bed should you buy and how will your child adjust to it? To help children and parents with the transition, American Innerspring Manufacturers, a national nonprofit group dedicated to spreading information about sleep, has underwritten a printing of “Sleepy Creepy,” a bedtime book geared toward toddlers who are leaving their cribs for “big-kid beds. ” “We love ‘Sleepy Creepy’ because it helps with a transition that is difficult for so many parents,” said Arthur Grehan, executive director of the American Innerspring Manufacturers. “Parents frequently contact us for information on the right types and sizes of beds for toddlers, so we know there’s a …

Air Travel Rules: Are They Different With Children?

Are you and your family planning on taking a trip now or in the near future? If so, there is a good chance that you all will be flying on airplane. When traveling a long distance, especially with children, airplanes can be the quickest way to get to your destination. However, when it comes to air travel rules and children, many parents are confused. Many of those parents mistakenly believe that their child is exempt from all air travel rules, including airport security checkpoints. Unfortunately, this is not true. If you are planning on traveling with your child, they will not receive a free pass. This means that they must undergo the exact same screening process as everyone else. Although …

Child Safety Airbag Tips

Airbags are deemed important for preventing injuries and deaths in car crashes. Yes, that’s what most surveys have noted. It was in fact reported by recent researches that airbags save more than 1,500 lives per year. That may seem amazing in the first place, but just like any thing in the world, airbags have their own disadvantages. Although it is highly beneficial for reducing the chances of injury for adults in a crash, the force of an airbag when deployed can injure the small children seriously and severely. Well, the real reason for its being injurious to toddlers is that when deployed, the airbags have the tendency to inflate faster than the blink of an eye. They tend to explode …

Ideas for a Baby Website

Everybody loves babies. They are cute, cuddly and simple adorable. A baby website is a perfect place to share your happiness with your friends and other people who have been blessed with such wonderful little miracles in their life. Your own experience with small little information about the little one and the products they should use must be there in the baby website. A baby website must cover anything and everything related to a baby. From brushing yourself for the baby to breastfeeding to baby names, clothes, baby care, and baby food to teaching your baby the sign language-everything should come within a baby website. Feeding- Getting into a well-structured feeding regime can take several months, with much trial and …