Safely Protecting Children Online: Child Control App

The Best Child Control app for your child’s tablet or phone. And why my family chooses them.

"Screen time" is often talked about negatively, but electronics can have a lot of benefits too and the fact is, our world is turning more digital. 33% of public schools offered full-time remote instruction and 10% offered hybrid to students in June 2022, according to National Center for Education Statistics. Every child in our public school district has their own tablet to use in school and at-home.

Tablets and other devices can be an excellent source of educational games and learning resources, as well as wholesome entertainment. They are also a way for children to build fine motor skills and even continue friendships with school friends during breaks.

Safely Protecting Children Online: Child Control App

I am going to be honest; I think about what too much screen time is for my children, but I have trouble managing it on my own. My husband and I also worry about our children using their electronic devices responsibly. We want to make sure they only have access to age-appropriate content and don't become victims of sexual predators. My daughter is now twelve and my son is eight. We have decided we want to avoid them having social media as long as possible.

In a recent survey, 84% of parents reported that they are worried about their child’s online safety. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 now spend on average, a whopping 7.5 hours in front of screen consuming entertainment media. This includes (but not limited to) computers, televisions, video game consoles, tablets, and phones.

3 Ways to Protect Children Online

7 Innovative Ideas for Quality Time and Shared Activities with Adolescents

Spending quality time with younger children tends to come easy. They not only enjoy your company as you do theirs, but they are all eager to learn and discover new things about life. However, it's an entirely different kettle of fish when it comes to teenagers! While most people will believe that it is impossible to connect with your teenage daughter or son, there are actually plenty of great ways that you can do just that. This article will explore a few of the more innovative ways to approach it and enable you to enjoy your time together as you both pass through the neverending dimension of time.

7 Innovative Ideas for Quality Time and Shared Activities with Adolescents

How to Help Your Kids Choose a Bike: A Guide

Choosing the right bike for your kids can be a daunting task, especially with the myriad of options available today. It's not just about finding the coolest-looking bike - it's about selecting one that's safe, appropriate for their age and size, and suits their intended use. Whether your child is learning to ride for the first time or ready to upgrade, here’s how you can make a well-informed decision.

11 Tips for Teaching Your Kids About Respect and Care for Elders

Elders are the pillars of wisdom and experience in our society. Recognizing their invaluable contribution and treating them with the respect and care they deserve is an essential virtue that children need to learn. This blog will not only stress the importance of teaching children the values of respect and care towards the elderly but will also provide you with ten invaluable tips to help instill these values. Following these guidelines will result in more than just teaching life lessons; you'll be shaping compassionate, respectful individuals who appreciate the cycle of life.

11 Tips for Teaching Your Kids About Respect and Care for Elders

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Children: Parenting Approaches for Enhancing Mental Health

Every child has a different personality. They have their unique way of expressing their thoughts and emotions. Nurturing their emotional development is a vital ingredient in helping them trust in their emotional process and making them feel safe to express what they feel.

Naturally, emotional intelligence is a crucial aspect of everybody’s wellbeing. But for children of divorced parents, exploring and nurturing emotional intelligence can be even more important in ensuring that your child doesn’t suffer from the breakup. Norwalk family lawyers are the first to warn about maintaining healthy communication with your child, even if you are the parent who wins custody. And this is where relationship management, self-awareness, and self-regulation can play an essential role in protecting your child’s mental health post divorce. That being said, emotional intelligence is, of course, at the core of every parent-child relationship, regardless of the family situation.

In this article, we will explore how emotional intelligence can affect your child’s mental health. Also, I will discuss ways in which you can nurture your child’s emotional intelligence and prepare them to face future challenges with confidence and resilience.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

How to Make Sure Your Children Get Enough Exercise

Exercise is very important for children. In fact, they need to be getting around an hour a day, and unfortunately, most kids are not getting this. This may cause many problems and can even lead to becoming overweight or even obese. The health consequences of this, not to mention the psychological effects, are well-known and numerous, and it is a problem that rises as the child grows into adolescence. So, it is important that you find ways to ensure your children get enough exercise. This blog is designed to help you find those ways; take a look below:

How to Make Sure Your Children Get Enough Exercise

6 Details To Buy And Make Your Children Happy

Children are the happiest when they have what they want. It is not a secret that almost all children like to play with toys. However, there are specific details that can make them even happier. In this blog post, we will explore 6 details that you can buy and make your children happy. From clothes to accessories and more, read on to learn more about how to make your children's lives even better.

The Simple Way To Make Your Kids' Favorite Foods More Healthy

There’s no denying that kids enjoy the taste of food high in sugar, fat, and salt. But while these ingredients might encourage them to eat three square meals a day, they’re probably not doing their bodies any good.

Interestingly, though, you don’t have to throw your hands up in the air and give up. There are ways to make burgers, ice cream, and pizza more nutritionally sound.

As you might suspect, it all comes down to what ingredients you put in them. When you buy shop-bought items, you don’t have much control over what goes into them. You have to accept what the manufacturer uses, and that’s it.

When you make your own treats, though, you have way more control.

Proper Exercise Can Help Kids with Mental Difficulties

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Physical activities help children have strong muscles and bones, tone their body, and reduce the risk of ailments such as diabetes, obesity, and other conditions. However, there is more to exercise than the physical benefits to the body. Exercise is essential for enhancing mental health in children particularly those that experience psychological difficulties. Physical activities can help ease and cure the negative symptoms of mental disorders like depression, sadness, stress, and ADHD in children. Through exercise, children can enhance their academic performance, self-esteem, concentration, and memory. Here are some positive ways exercise benefits kids.

Educating Children with Silver Dolphin Books & the Smithsonian + Giveaway

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.
Silver Dolphin Books, publisher of high-quality, activity-based books for children aged 2-12, is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new series of educational books in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, and child literacy expert Dr. Adria Klein: Smithsonian Readers (Paper over board; $14.95; 200 pages). This series is designed to strengthen reading comprehension with structured levels that build upon previous skills, paired with informative content that will keep even the most reluctant readers engaged – from outer space to dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt.

When Children Need Extra Vitamins

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When Children Need Extra Vitamins
As your children grow up, you need to make sure they’re getting the vitamins and minerals they need to develop healthy and strong bodies and minds. Indeed, there’s a wealth of information dedicated to the subject of children’s nutrition. Knowing where and when to get the necessary vitamins for children who need extra minerals is something parents should learn, in order to give their kids the best chance in life as they can.

"I See Me" Personalized Children's Book {#TuneOfJune Giveaway Hop, Ends 7/1}

Thank you to I See Me! for the products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

We recently had the opportunity to review a new title from ISeeMe called "I Wish You More". It is personalized with a child’s name on the cover and throughout the story. The book can even be customized with a photo on the dedication page. As an added personal touch, "I Wish You More" includes a printed dedication from the sender, making it an extra-special gift for a child’s graduation, birthday or “just because”. My daughter recently "graduated" from 3K and I thought this book would be perfect for her.

My daughter loves seeing her name on every page in the "I Wish You More" book. I love that it is from New York Times bestselling book creators and published by Chronicle Books. The quality of this book is perfect and it makes the perfect gifts for any occasion.

Fiona's Prince Toddler Shoes Review #HGG2014

I received complimentary products from Fiona's Prince in order to provide this review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

I don't know about you, but my little girl LOVES shoes. She loves to play dress up and all things "girly", of course she likes to crush stereotypes too. So when I was offered the opportunity to review a pair of shoes from Fiona's Prince, I have to say at first I was a little taken aback because it made me nervous working with a foreign company (based in Shanghai, China) that I had never heard of. But I decided to give them a try because they specialize in quality kids footwear with sizes from 2 months to 8 years old.

Fiona's Prince has some very cute shoes to choose from, but I decided to get the Ballet Dancer boots.

ELPH Band Review & $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween.
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