Bringing a pet into your family has many advantages for the growth and development of healthy children - physically, emotionally, and mentally. Having another creature to observe, play with, and care for can significantly improve your kids' chances of growing into well-rounded and happy adults. However, introducing pets into the family home comes with immense responsibility and … [Read more...] about 10 Important Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Keeping Pets
The year is drawing to a close and New Year's is coming. Some people make resolutions based on health, while others focus on financial stability. If they can better themselves in 2014, why can't dads? Here are some fun tips to make yourself a better dad next year. Be big, be small All fathers struggle with the dichotomy of parent-child relationships. Fatherhood is a … [Read more...] about How to be the best dad in 2014
As I'm sure you've noticed, in our technologically advanced society we're constantly engaged with all kinds of devices and bombarded by every sort of media imaginable. However, this onslaught isn't only for grown adults, but also for children, who are still learning about the world around them. A recent study has shown that kids ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half … [Read more...] about Screen time: How much is too much?
Becoming a father for a first time can be a tremendous and uplifting experience, helping you learn more about yourself and your relationship with your partner. As you tackle the challenges that come with caring for an infant, and later that emerge as your child continues to grow, there can be a sense that you're not quite on the right path.From your stance on potty-training … [Read more...] about Are parenting classes the right decision for you?
Whether or not your little ones look to be future superstars, organized sports can be an important part of learning and growing up. Aside from the health benefits that staying active offers kids, games ranging from baseball to badminton provide children with a number of valuable lessons and skills they need for life. Here are three reasons why sports are great for kids.1. … [Read more...] about MVP in the making! 3 reasons why your kids should play a sport