Dads play such a special role in our lives and they deserve to have the best celebration that shows them exactly how much the whole family loves and cherishes them. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, you may be stuck in your search to find the perfect way to celebrate. Whether you are celebrating your dad, stepdad, grandfather or a father figure, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to find the right way to express your love. As you narrow down your celebratory options, consider these options that could be used for any fantastic father.
When you have children, you are constantly looking for fun activities to do with them. However, traditional kid activities can get expensive, and you may be trying to do things on a budget. You do not have to spend a lot of money to have fun with your children. There are plenty of frugal ideas that still allow you to make valuable memories. If you are looking for a group activity that will not break the bank, consider these five options.
If you are the parent/guardian of a child (birth to three years) currently receiving special education/therapy through The Early Intervention program, please ensure that you begin the Turning Three process with The New York City Department of Education Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE) at least four months prior to your baby's third birth. The day after your child's third birthday, they are no longer eligible to receive services through Early Intervention.
All parents should take a class in Love and Logic. It provides basic, easily implemented skills to stop a child dead in their tracks, especially teens. My husband and I are both educators; we enrolled and attended a week-long training and walked away with the necessary skills we needed to torment any teen. As we practiced them with our daughter at home, we knew they were working when she raised her voice to rant, “I hate it when you take those classes!” and proceeded to stomp out of the room.
Home is supposed to be a haven for anyone. It's the place that will take you in whenever you need comfort, love, and shelter. Parents want to create this type of safety net for their children, as well as for the whole family. But unless you can participate in the very design of your home, you will find an environment that is not so kid-friendly. Moreover, making your home kid (and family) friendly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on the aesthetics and functionality. Check out these 5 tips that can help you design a home that is safe, attractive, and comfortable to live in.
If you have a newborn baby who is formula-fed, and you notice they are sensitive to or may be allergic to milk protein; soy-based infant formulas are one of the many substitutes available on the market. It's still important, however, to attempt to reintroduce milk protein later on, since these sensitivities can go away. But, if your baby is formula-fed, you don't want to switch directly to whole (3.25%) milk just yet. It's important to introduce gradually.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that COVID-19 pandemic has restricted us to our homes. None of us saw it coming. And suddenly all the happy celebrations and fun gatherings reduced to online conversations and wishes. But we shouldn’t let the tough times get the best of us is something that I told myself and decided to make the most of the free time in hands.
Parents the world over are adapting to a temporary way of living, as many countries maintain their lockdown measures - and for those with little ones, this is not without its challenges. From homeschooling to keeping their little minds active from dawn until dusk, right now, there are many difficulties to overcome as a parent.
This year has started with an unexpected twist. Typically for this time of year, the weather is getting warmer and the nights are lasting longer, but our doors and plans are remaining firmly shut and sealed. With the outbreak of Covid-19, the government has enforced social isolation to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. Some of us are working from home, schools have been shut, and we only leave the house for exercise or to shop for necessities. This is leading to a lot of free time for some of us!
So this week one of the most prevalent subjects between my friends and I, has been the utter chaos of putting our kids to bed on time. For years, this has been a struggle. Not just for myself, as I mistakenly believed, but for all parents. Imagine my joy at finding out I am not the only mother who after wrestling with the horrid, mundane routine of fighting with my kids to stay in bed, and giving in to extra tv time or tablet time just so they stay in bed, only to have them stay up an extra 3 hours. Last week, I decided I had reached my breaking point. I was too stressed, too moody and out of my element. I felt like I was failing my kids and myself. So, I sat down one night and reached out on Facebook to other moms and some of my friends, about what their kids bedtime ritual looked like sometimes. And so was born the greatest week of my life! I actually love bedtime with my kids now. I can schedule work and class assignments around it. Armed with this extremely important information, I feel, no-I know, I must share it with all parents. I know that everyone has different schedules or routines for their kids and it may need to be adjusted for your particular lifestyle.
Learning to ride a bike has become more or less a rite of passage for most kids. It builds their confidence, helps them learn better and make more friends.
Were you ever told this, after having an angry outburst as a child, crying on the floor?