Parenting Essentials AKA The 30 Commandments For Parents

Whether we are soon to be parents, new parents or have been parents, we want to do the best job possible at raising our children. Children don’t come with instruction manuals and parenting doesn’t come with a manual or infallible guide. Every situation and family is unique. We as individuals are different. There are different parenting styles and variations. There is varied parenting education and knowledge which we utilize and process differently. We basically parent with instinct, knowledge and wisdom. At first, we usually parent with instinct and our personal experiences. This is usually what we learned (consciously and subconsciously) from our parents, family members or others. We also parent around our beliefs, morals and values. Many new parents and …

Disciplining a Child by the Carrot and Stick Approach

Disciplining a child is difficult. Many ways have been suggested. One way to discipline our children is by the carrot and stick approach. "Carrots" are privileges that have to be earned or incentives that will motivate them to do complete their task. These rewards are such as watching television, playing a computer game, or going outside to play with their friends. "Sticks" on the other hand, are punishment or disciplinary actions for work not done or when a child disobeys his or her parents. This punishment does not mean caning the child. It can be carried out in different ways, for instance, a time-out, grounding, or removal of a privilege like watching TV. A time-out works well on older children. …

Why Should Parents Let Their Teenage Kids Travel With Friends?

More often than not you will come across parents who’re ready to create a protective wall around their kids – never letting the child behave independently. While protecting your child from whatever things you think aren’t necessary, it is also important to make sure that you child becomes a responsible individual. Since adolescence is the right age to teach the child a couple of things, including the importance of being responsible for own things and actions. This is also the age is when being over-protective parents might not be the best thing to do – so let your child tie his own shoes, pack his own bag, do his own homework and talk to his friends – even if that …

Mistakes When Buying An Outdoor Playset

Letting kids play outdoors is important to help them hone the muscles and bones. Other than that, playing outdoors can also help kids with their growth and development. But, in order to obtain all of these benefits, it is important that you choose the right items for your kids like outdoor playsets. Unfortunately, there are cases when parents make mistakes when buying such items. To avoid this, below are some of the mistakes you need to be aware of. Forgetting about property space One of the main mistakes that parents make when buying an outdoor playset is they forget to think about their property space. Most outdoor playsets are huge. And, this is not applicable if you have tight properties …

Holidays and Travelling With Kids

One of the most exciting things that a parent can do for their child is to give them new experiences. Buying them new gifts may seem exciting at first but in the long run, it is the experiences and the memories of travelling with them to new places that they will cherish forever. Even in adulthood, it is easier for a person to relate to a memorable excursion or a trip that they took many years ago. Children are easily excitable about learning new things and going to new places therefore it is important to ensure that you create an amazing experience for your child. While it may be a carefree vacation for the kids, it is not entirely the …