How to Make Mealtimes More Exciting for Your Family

Mealtimes are a great opportunity for families to come together, bond, and share their day with one another. But sometimes, mealtimes can feel a little mundane. If you're looking for ways to make mealtime more exciting for your family, then you've come to the right place! They really don’t have to be a repeated routine that everyone begrudges. And even if you have fussy eaters in the family, you can soon turn that around by making mealtimes fun. Let’s take a look at how.

Parenting College Students Through Difficult Situations

As a parent of a college student, you know that there are some difficult situations that you will have to face. You may be worried about your child's safety or how they are doing in school. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for parenting your college student through difficult times. We will talk about how to handle issues like drug abuse, mental health problems, and academic struggles.

What Are the Best Smartphone Alternatives for Kids?

A guide for parents from a family tech founder. By Russell York, Co-Founder & CEO at COSMO Technologies

These days, parents have a new dreaded question coming from kids. It’s only a matter of time before you hear it:

"When can I get a cell phone?"

It's not surprising that kids start asking about phones (and being handed them) at earlier and earlier ages. For most kids, screens from household TVs to tablets to family smartphones are present from day one. And recent studies have shown that kids are getting phones at earlier than ever:

According to Common Sense Media, “Tech use is aging down as young people get devices earlier. A majority (53%) of kids have their own smartphone by the time they are 11, and 69% have one at age 12.”

How to Effectively Reward Your Child

Parenting is a tough job, and it can be difficult to know exactly how to reward and encourage your child. However, as a parent, you must reward your child to keep them motivated to do what is right.

When kids misbehave adults often want to punish them, similarly when they do the right thing, we should reward them quickly and effectively. If you're wondering exactly how you can reward your child to boost their self-esteem and self-confidence, here are some tips that you can try.

A Parent's Guide to Safe Video Streaming for Kids

The internet is filled with many things, from fun online games to educational stories. However, it’s also a melting pot of inappropriate content that can be harmful to kids. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that exist online, so you can protect your children from them. One potential hazard is watching videos that are not age appropriate.

Many streaming services, like YouTube, Netflix, Sling TV, and offer kids’ channels with shows and movies that are appropriate for younger audiences. However, there is also a lot of content on these platforms that are not meant for kids. This can include videos with violence, swearing, and sexual content. To help keep your kids safe while they stream, keep reading this guide.

6 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Healthy Eating

It’s no secret that healthy eating is essential for everyone, but it’s especially crucial for kids. Their growing bodies and developing minds need the proper nutrients to function at their best. Unfortunately, many kids today don’t get the healthy diet they need.

One reason is that unhealthy foods are often more affordable and readily available than healthier options. Many parents don’t have the time or knowledge to cook nutritious meals from scratch every day, and if your kids are picky eaters who are horrified at the thought of trying anew food (especially if it’s deemed “healthy”), your efforts feel futile anyway.

The good news is there are ways to help your kids develop a taste for healthy foods and get excited about eating them. With a little effort, you can set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

How To Ensure Your Kids Will Grow into Confident and Competent Adults

Part of our jobs as parents is to ensure that our kids end up happy and healthy. We obviously have jobs to do in the immediate future, but we also have to make sure that they’re all set for the real world when the time comes to make it on their own. It’s so common for parents to leave their kids in pretty awkward positions when it comes to letting them fend for themselves. Do what you can to ensure you have a mature and competent group of humans in your household. Here are a few ways you can ensure this happens:

How to Help Your Toddler Develop Physically and Mentally

As a parents, it's part of our job to help our toddlers develop physically and mentally. This can be a daunting task, but with the right information, you can make sure that your child is getting everything they need to grow and thrive. This blog post will discuss how to help your toddler develop physically and mentally in both the short-term and long-term and also provide some helpful tips on how to make this process easier for both you and your child!

Helping Your Toddler Try New Foods

One of the best things about having a toddler is that everything is new to them, and they are fully aware of that fast. It’s so much fun seeing them have new experiences and watching how they react to their first sunset or that initial visit to see the monkey at the zoo. Of course, when it comes to food, things are not always so lovely.

Many toddlers, although curious about everything else in the world around them, are less than excited about the prospect of trying new foods that may be unfamiliar to them but if you don’t want to end up with a fussy eater on your hands, you do need to help them experience new foods that they will grow to love.

With that in mind here are some top tips you can use to help your toddler try new foods as often as possible:

Making Life as a Parent So Much Smoother for the Pair of You

Parenting, for many, is very daunting. Even though they’re excited about what’s going to happen, they worry about the future and how they’re going to be able to handle it all. Even those who have been trying for a baby can lose their minds a little when the time actually comes. The good thing is that parenting is doable for everyone, of course. If it was impossible, then nobody would bother as nobody would have been able to do a good job in the past.

If you want to make life smoother for everyone after you’ve brought a baby into this world, you have to make sure you change up a few things and adopt a few of the right habits. Here are just a few ways you can make parenting life a lot smoother on the mind, body, and soul:

Tips To Become a Happier Parent

Parenting can be so stressful sometimes. Even the most loving parents might occasionally question why they took on the responsibility in the first place. Regardless of how you feel about parenting, your emotional state affects your kid's mental wellbeing. Your child can pick up on your anxiety, anger, stress, and bad mood. And this affects them negatively. That's why it's important for you as a parent to maintain a happy and positive mood as much as possible. Fortunately, the following tips can help you do that.

Tips For Choosing ADHD Toys For Super Active Kids at Home and School

Seeing your child with special needs might make you want to do everything to help them. Getting them special needs learning toys is a part of making them feel better. However, finding the most suitable toy for them can sometimes feel nerve-racking. One has to find a perfect pick for children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).

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However, considering a few tips, you could find the best ADHD toys for your child. This guide to picking a perfect toy for a special needs child will give you the best tips.

5 Ways to Show Gratitude

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Gratitude is more than just saying thank you for something. It can be a way of life, and that's what we should all try to achieve because being grateful can change your life for the better and make you a much happier and more positive person. If you can't think of anything to be thankful for, you might feel pretty empty. With that in mind, here are some ways you can be grateful and make your life better.

Don't Succumb To New Parent Stress

Are you worried about the level of stress that you are feeling on a daily basis as a new parent? If so, then it’s important to make sure that you do take the right steps to relax a little more and maintain control of your mental health. Here are some of the options we recommend.

Don't Succumb To New Parent Stress

Get Outside

First, you do need to make sure that you are getting outside when you’re a new parent. This is good for you and it’s also good for your baby. It will ensure that they are getting some much-needed fresh air as well as vitamin D. The easiest way to do this is by making sure you do invest in the right baby stroller. A stroller for your baby will make it a breeze to get them out in the open. You can take them for walks around the park or into town. You’re always going to feel a little better once you realize that you don’t have to be stuck inside all day.

How to Help Your Child Improve their Social Skills

As a parent, you want your child to be successful in life. One of the most important things for a child's success is their social skills. Good social skills can help them make friends, get along with others, and have better relationships. This blog post will discuss some ways that you can help your child improve their social skills.

How to Help Your Child Improve their Social Skills

What to Do When You Think Your Kids are Behind

What to Do When You Think Your Kids are Behind

So, you think your kids are behind. As a parent, it can be really difficult to notice that your child might be a tad bit behind in the first place, but once you do notice, it can also be really difficult to 1) accept that and 2) find help. I mean, where do you even start? That’s what we are talking about today, and I truly hope that this post helps SO many parents out there, because it’s important.

Role Of Parents in Children's Socialization

Parents are the ones that are near their child from birth to adulthood, and in some unfortunate cases, to death. They are the primary caregivers for their children in their first years of life. When babies are born, they are some tiny humans that need to be taught how to make sense of the world.

Role Of Parents in Children's Socialization

Even though in the first two or three years of life they spend their time mostly with parents, family members, and family friends when they enter kindergarten things change. They will interact with other peers, and as they grow up, they will meet more and more people.

The first interactions a child has are nurtured by parents. And they prove so valuable and impactful for other periods of life, such as adolescence or early adulthood. So, what is the role of parents in children's socialization?

Here's How You Can Raise Caring Children When They Are Growing Up

Here's How You Can Raise Caring Children When They Are Growing Up

The idea of raising kids and having a happy family fascinates almost every one of us. However, your work doesn’t end here. Your main concern should not be just raising and taking care of children. Instead, your main focus should be on making it all "right". This also involves parenting kids that turn out to be caring and kinder human beings. So, to help you with exactly that, below are some useful and practical tips that you would love to read about thoroughly.

How To Support a Child with Special Needs

Parenthood is never without its challenges. However, if your child has been diagnosed with a learning difficulty or special needs, providing them with the support they need can feel even more daunting. Thankfully, increased research and awareness into these conditions mean that navigating parenthood with a special needs child is no longer as difficult as it once was.

How To Support a Child with Special Needs

With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to support a child with special needs.

How to Reduce Your Child's Screentime

One major concern that many moms and dads have is the amount of time their kids spend looking at screens. Screentime and how much of it kids should have is a hotly debated subject, and many parents, and even parenting experts, disagree about how much screentime is too much. As every parent knows, reducing how much time your kids spend using their gadgets is not easy. Sometimes letting the kids play video games for a while is easier than constantly saying no and encouraging them to do something else. If you are struggling to keep your kid's screentime low and find that this is causing disruption in the family, it is time to take action.

How to Reduce Your Child's Screentime

Research shows that kids aged from eight to 18 years spend an average of 7.5 hours looking at screens each day. This figure includes 4.5 hours each day spent watching television. If you are concerned that your child is spending similar amounts of time looking at screens every day, you may be looking for ways to reduce this significantly. Here are some tips to help you tackle the issue of too much screentime: