Preventing Picky Eating In Your Toddlers Starts With You

Children’s eating behaviours develop and evolve during the first few years of life. According to a study done by researchers from the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at the Pennsylvania State University and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the first five years of life are when eating behaviour most matter, as it serves as a foundation for future eating patterns. “During these early years, children are learning what, when, and how much to eat based on the transmission of cultural and familial beliefs, attitudes, and practices surrounding food and eating," the study explains.

Setting Up An Instagram Account For Your Baby Isn't Worth The Risk

Proud parents like talking about their little bundles of joy, and sharing about their baby’s milestones, daily activities, and cute outfits. And with the huge dependence on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to stay in touch with friends and family, parents are now doing in what is known as “sharenting”. The practise involves regularly uploading photos and videos or other types of content about their children online. A 2016 study published on The New Educational Review, shows that p

Effective Ways To Treat Postpartum Stretch Marks

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Let’s stop raising entitled children

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but truth is no matter how spectacular we think our children are, we have to, at some point, accept that they are not going to be the center of the universe, not all the time and not for other people. We have to start rearing them to accept this reality. While we pray that they end up finding the cure for cancer or being as brilliant as the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the world we have to get them ready for a normal life, too. One that doesn’t involve s

Sorry, It Wasn't Me Who Sent You That Close-Up Photo of a Nostril

I’m sorry. I wasn’t the one who sent you that photo of our ceiling and my foot. I also wasn’t the one who sent you an inappropriate laughing smiley after you posted a status about losing your phone. Which may or may not have been followed by a long line of random characters via private message. You see, I have rambunctious children that include a terrorist toddler who sometimes hijacks my phone. He can navigate my phone’s applications like a boss and has seemingly memorized my passcodes (go f

This is Why I, and a Million Other Moms, Stay Up Late

I’m writing this at 2 a.m. in my part of the world. I know tomorrow or more like later, the early morning rush will kick my butt. But I am willing to trade a few hours of sleep for this much needed alone time. You see right now I am staring into my mug of hot chocolate and thinking “Wow I really have time to stare into a mug!” Right now I can feel my body breathing, I can hear air going through my nostrils. I feel like I’m here, I exist. I have time to think.

How to Help Children Deal With Stress During The Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus situation is changing so fast that it’s so hard for families to keep up. Families have been driven indoors, employees are asked to leave the office and work remotely. Many of us are stuck at home waiting for news about developments. But amidst the confusion and anxiety what most of us forget is that children are also left to adjust to this drastic change in their routine. Schools and daycare centres are closed, activities canceled. No more birthday parties, playdates, and trips

10 Benefits of Gardening With Small Children

Gardening can be one of the most enjoyable family bonding activities all members from various age groups can appreciate. Being outdoors enjoying the fresh air and some much-needed sunlight while being in touch with nature has many benefits not just for adults but for little children as well. It’s a great afternoon activity you can do together as a family and introduce even to small kids. Here are a few reasons to get your young children to join you in the garden. Gardening is a fun way to peel

10 Ways To Introduce Your New Born To Your Toddler

Welcoming a new addition to your family can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You now have a new bundle of joy to add more happiness to your abode, but you also may be thinking about how the new baby can change the lives of all the people in your family. RELATED: Life With A New Baby: 10 Ways To Make Sure Older Siblings Get Attention With a new baby comes new sets of rules, new routines and schedules, new adjustments. And if you are a parent of a toddler this can be more nerve-wracking sinc

10 Benefits Of Baking With Toddlers

Allowing little children to help out around the house makes them feel important, valued, and loved. Giving them tasks at home and letting them contribute to activities inside the house makes them feel that they have a role to play in the family. It makes them feel valuable. Even toddlers can help out with simple tasks at home. They can help organize things or they can even help out in the kitchen. Baking is one of the most enjoyable and memorable activities children can do with their parents in

Seven life skills to teach your kids if you're burned out on home school

Teaching requires a certain level of patience, a whole lot of empathy, and plenty of training. These are thing not all parents have, which is why homeschooling during the coronavirus lockdowns amidst a stay-at-home order has been a struggle for so many of us. While teachers continue to move mountains to try to bring some semblance of normalcy into their students’ routines, they do understand that parents can only do so much. Parents are encouraged to do what they can. That’s why many who are st

Six Tech Tools to Help Parents Homeschool Their Kids

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks especially if you’re one of the parents who are now tasked with homeschooling multiple kids while working full-time from home. Many are now juggling their workload with navigating google classroom and counting or dividing apples in the fridge with their kids all while cooking meals and keeping the house looking at least habitable based on acceptable human standards. If you are one of those parents who are losing their mind figuring out how to make this work, we

10 Ways The Lives Of Children Have Been Affected During Lockdown

Amidst talks about the effect of this pandemic on the economy, on businesses, on the way we work, we sometimes forget the little people who have also been affected by this unprecedented crisis. You don’t see them on TV giving interviews, they don’t often talk about how they feel about this pandemic as they sit quietly in front of the TV, but they could also be dealing with stress and anxiety just like adults. Their lives, just like everyone else’s have been turned upside down too. Here are 10 wa

10 Best Got #Toddlered Photos From Parents

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10 Life Hacks to Help Parents Survive Sleepless Nights With a Newborn

Ah, life with a newborn. This is your baptism of fire as a parent, the moment you question your choices, at times your sanity, and what day it is. As your child—this screaming ball of a baby that keeps pooping and wanting to feed every hour—turns your world upside down and shakes your biological clock to its core you realize what everyone’s talking about. RELATED: The 10 Most Underrated Things About Newborns As you stare out into space while feeding your child or force your eyes to remain open

10 Best Movies To Watch With Your Kids During Lockdown

Based on recent announcements by officials, it looks like we would need to stay home and self-isolate longer. We won’t be able to venture out and get back to our normal lives anytime soon the way many had hoped. But instead of moping around feeling down and upset, think of this as a chance to spend more time with the family. It’s the perfect opportunity to order in, get comfortable on the couch in your pajamas, and have family movie marathon all day with your kids. Remind yourself that this is

10 Ways Schools Are Combating The Lockdown To Educate The Children

It’s been more than a month since officials ordered schools to close and keep kids at home. This was done to curb the spread of coronavirus that has been wreaking havoc on people's lives worldwide. But mere weeks into the lockdown teachers have found numerous ways to reach out to their students who are stuck at home. Many government officials believe that a lockdown doesn’t mean children should stop learning. This is why school boards have brought the classrooms straight into children’s homes.
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