• Home & Garden

    Benefits of attending a home and garden show

    When was the last time you thought about changing the look of your home? If you are like most homeowners, this is something that is always in the back of your mind. Unfortunately, your lifestyle does not allow you to return to work. Of course, there’s always a fear of jumping into the unknown when it comes to new d├ęcor or landscape design, which might also explain your procrastination. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. You can draw inspiration from this home and garden show to get started sooner rather than later. It may not be the first thing in your mind but the moment you set foot…

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    Colorful Catcher Balloon – Fun puzzle game for kids and the whole family

    These days, mobile games are very popular among all people, young and old. Many adults play games to cope with stress and anxiety while some play for fun and adventure. On the other hand, children play games to entertain and learn. As technology has become an integral part of our lives, parents are not able to completely distance their children from mobile devices and games. According to a recent research, around 32% of parents believe that mobile apps are essential to help children with their early education and mental development. These games help children learn how to win, how to lose, improve memory, develop creative skills and discipline by following…

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    The role of the family doll house in making your child happy

    If you take a second look at what a family doll house means to your child, you will realize that it plays a deeper role in her happiness. For her, it’s probably more than just a game she fiddles with all day. Most likely, it is a source of security and stability for her knowing that she is surrounded by those she loves dearly – her family! This may be one of the reasons why the Family Dollhouse is one of the best selling and fastest moving toys in any department store. It is a classic children’s favorite simply because it symbolizes everything they hold dear. Other than that, there…

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    Why rock climbing is great for kids

    Rock climbing isn’t just for adults. Your kids can also enjoy this fun-filled activity as well as reap its benefits. Apart from its heart health benefits, it is also known to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. While it may not be an impromptu activity like running or cycling, there are many climbing walls available now, especially with the advent of fitness centers and camps. The great thing about getting your kids to join in these activities is that they follow their natural inclinations. You know, kids are natural climbers. You can see them climbing up trees or climbing high ladders. With rock climbing, you can satisfy their urge to climb.…

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    Children and Divorce What to Consider When Determining Your Family Time Plan for Co-Parenting

    In Florida, we no longer use terms like “custody,” “visiting,” and “primary residential parent” that imply a child is property to be argued about. These terms mislead parents into thinking that ultimately one can win and the other can lose their children. It is crucial for divorced parents to understand that only their marriage ends. In fact, their familial bond will remain long after the legal divorce is finalized. As the old adage goes, blood is thicker than water. And children have a special way of keeping people in touch. Every child needs and deserves two parents. Therefore, divorced parents should avoid the win/lose illusion and focus instead on how…

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    Family travel tips to make the road easier

    Any parent knows the headaches that can occur while traveling with kids. From a bathroom break every 30 minutes to an outbreak of sibling rivalry; Bringing the kids on a road trip can really test the patience of a Saint. However, with a little advanced planning and some easy family travel tips, many of these travel pains can be minimized. One of the top tips for family travel is to simply relax. Nothing ever goes quite as planned on a trip, and bringing the kids along only adds extra stress when things go wrong. Even seemingly benign setbacks can cause outbursts of crying and screaming from tired, road-weary babies. And…

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    The importance of respect in the family

    From the very beginning of our social life, we need to prove ourselves to others, to be respected. At preschool, school, college, and in our jobs, others see us through our ability to participate, our education and general knowledge, the money we earn, through the services we provide to people, and many other things. However, there should be one place, where people should be respected unconditionally and that is the family. At home, respect between parents is paramount. If the parents do not respect each other, the children feel it and this has a huge impact on them. You often have a situation where a child asks his mother a…

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    Children’s health sports education competition

    Competitive team sports can help children learn about teamwork and goal setting, and are good for children’s self-esteem. However, there is an unhealthy aspect of sports competition that puts pressure on children and takes the fun out of the game. Unhealthy competition is focused on winning and being better than others at any cost. You can promote healthy athletic competition in children by: To be a role model. Are you the parent screaming from the sidelines or facing the referees? If you want to shout at a match, make sure it’s encouraging and sports-themed: “Good move” or “Well done!” Focus on the positives. When you’re on your way home after…

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    Bob the originator promoting family values

    Bob the Builder is a character from the children’s television series created by Keith Chapman and originally broadcast on the BBC in 1997. Bob has been seen by millions of children around the world and favored by parents for his positive impact on children and family values. Bob the Builder is a great example for kids to follow, and the stories not only entertain, but show what real life is all about. Sure, Bob has problems working on the construction site, but he always has a positive attitude to complete the current task by finding a solution. With the help of his friend and business partner Wendy and his machine-speaking…

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    Kids, Teens, and the Phone: Creative Solutions for Your Family

    I am always amazed and impressed by the creative solutions that parents and families come up with to solve problems. This creative and elegant solution came from a family I once worked with. Their son had his own phone and an answering machine, which they provided. They decided that whenever their son would violate his phone privileges, he would put the following on his answering machine or mobile phone that would say, “Hey, this is John. I’ve violated my phone privileges and I can’t talk to you today. So leave a message and I’ll talk to you tomorrow at school.” This works so well that they only had to use…