Category Archives: toddler

5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Children Are Learning In School

5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Children Are Learning In School

Most school-aged children had the luxury of a two-week vacation over the winter holidays. Today, much to their chagrin (and probably their parents’ delight), they will be marching (In a straight line, please. Keep your hands to yourself!) back to school where they belong. They will be back in the hallowed halls of learning, their ready brains poised to soak up education like the malleable little sponges that ...
10 Reasons Your Child Should Be Outside Right Now

10 Reasons Your Child Should Be Outside Right Now

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that kids these days just aren’t getting outside very much. Drive through any suburban neighborhood on a Saturday and the groups of bicycling youngsters and impromptu street football games that were so common just a couple of decades ago just aren’t there. Corralled indoors by over-protective parents and the allure of passive electronic entertainment (Did you know th ...
9 Eternally Vital Life Skills (That They Don’t Teach You in School)

9 Eternally Vital Life Skills (That They Don’t Teach You in School)

Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world. As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant. I was trained in the newspaper industry, where we all believed we would be relevant forever — and I now believe will go the way of the horse and buggy. Unf ...
Clever Paint Set Created by Japanese Designers Could Revolutionize the Way Kids Learn Colors

Clever Paint Set Created by Japanese Designers Could Revolutionize the Way Kids Learn Colors

Probably the first thing kids learn about colors is their names. Only after that, they try to mix different paints to see what color they can come up with – let’s say, blue + yellow = green. But what if we didn’t teach our children to label colors with specific names in the first place? Imagine how different their perception of color would be. Two Japanese designers Yusuke Imai and Ayami Moteki known as Ima ...
Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads, And Why You Shouldn’t Either

Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads, And Why You Shouldn’t Either

If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids? Steve Jobs wouldn’t, an ...
Why Some Parents and their Children have Great Friendships?

Why Some Parents and their Children have Great Friendships?

There are many reasons why some adults get along with their kids better than others. In this article I will provide a short overview of the common explanations which have emerged whilst professionally mediating the relationship between parents and their children, as well as observations in my personal life and society in general. There are some physiological factors, such genetic dispositions, and psychologi ...
5 Moments only those who have a baby sister can understand

5 Moments only those who have a baby sister can understand

5 Moments only those who have a baby sister can understand Becoming an older sibling to a baby sister is one of the most exciting, terrifying, and overall incredible moments in a person’s life. Throughout your relationship, you’ll want to teach her about the world, but shield her from a lot of it. You’ll love her at times, and you’ll hate her at times, but you’ll eventually realize she is the most important ...
Jack and the beanstalk

Jack and the beanstalk

Once upon a time, there lived a widow woman and her son, Jack, on their small farm in the country. Every day, Jack would help his mother with the chores – chopping the wood, weeding the garden and milking the cow.  But despite all their hard work, Jack and his mother were very poor with barely enough money to keep themselves fed. “What shall we do, what shall we do?” said the widow, one spring da ...
Tips to help you lose your baby weight

Tips to help you lose your baby weight

Tips to help you lose your baby weight Research shows that if mums do not lose their baby weight within six months that they are at a much greater risk of being overweight and obese ten years later. And when you combine this with another research study shown below – the results can paint a gloomy picture for new mums: More than 85 per cent of mums who had tried to lose their baby weight had not been su ...
11 TIPS FOR BUYING BABY CLOTHES

11 TIPS FOR BUYING BABY CLOTHES

Planning to buy clothes for your li’l one but need some tips. Then these points will come in handy for you. Wait to buy most clothes after baby is born. It would be better if you buy a few items in sizes 0000 and 000 then stock up once you know more about your baby (gender, size etc). Also you’re likely to receive quite a few items of clothing as gifts. Buy gender-neutral newborn clothes as they won’t be wor ...